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Renli Qiao, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
IRD 720 2020 Zonal Avenue Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 409 7184


Dr. Qiao has taught and practiced medicine in both China and the United States and is currently a Professor at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Dr. Qiao is an attending physician at the Pulmonary Clinic and the ICU at Keck Hospital of USC for lung transplant services. Dr. Qiao has been invited several times to lecture at Peking Union Medical College in China, on topics including pulmonary hypertension and mechanical ventilation. Dr. Qiao has co-authored over twenty five peer reviewed articles for leading medical journals and has had several research studies funded through various grants including the American Lung Association.


Qiao R, Marciniuk D, Augustyn N, Rosen MJ, Dai H, Chen R, Wu S, Wang C. Establishing Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in China: 2016 Report on Implementation and Government Recognition: Joint Statement of the Chinese Association of Chest Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians. Chest. 2016 Aug; 150(2):279-82. View in: PubMed

Liu S, Li X, Huang X, Li T, Yang Y, Qiao R. A 46-year-old woman with left shoulder pain and worsening dyspnea. Chest. 2014 Sep; 146(3):e84-7. View in: PubMed

Qiao R, Rosen MJ, Chen R, Wu S, Marciniuk DD, Wang C. Response. Chest. 2014 Jun; 145(6):1434-5. View in: PubMed

Qiao R, Rosen MJ, Chen R, Wu S, Marciniuk D, Wang C. Establishing pulmonary and critical care medicine as a subspecialty in China: joint statement of the Chinese thoracic society and the American college of chest physicians. Chest. 2014 Jan; 145(1):27-9. View in: PubMed

Wang C, Xiao F, Qiao R, Shen YH. Respiratory medicine in China: progress, challenges, and opportunities. Chest. 2013 Jun; 143(6):1766-73. View in: PubMed

Liu Z, Xu J, Qiao R. A 19-year-old woman with intracranial hemorrhage and diffuse pulmonary infiltrates. Chest. 2010 Oct; 138(4):1014-7. View in: PubMed

Bi J, Bai C, Qiao R. A 27-year-old Chinese man with recurrent respiratory infections. Chest. 2010 Apr; 137(4):990-3. View in: PubMed

El Ghannam H, Bai C, Qiao R. Pulmonary actinomycosis presenting as a mass-like consolidation. South Med J. 2010 Jan; 103(1):81-3. View in: PubMed

Yan W, Apweiler R, Balgley BM, Boontheung P, Bundy JL, Cargile BJ, Cole S, Fang X, Gonzalez-Begne M, Griffin TJ, Hagen F, Hu S, Wolinsky LE, Lee CS, Malamud D, Melvin JE, Menon R, Mueller M, Qiao R, Rhodus NL, Sevinsky JR, States D, Stephenson JL, Than S, Yates JR, Yu W, Xie H, Xie Y, Omenn GS, Loo JA, Wong DT. Systematic comparison of the human saliva and plasma proteomes. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2009 Jan 1; 3(1):116-134. View in: PubMed

Qiao R, Yan W, Clavijo C, Mehrian-Shai R, Zhong Q, Kim KJ, Ann D, Crandall ED, Borok Z. Effects of KGF on alveolar epithelial cell transdifferentiation are mediated by JNK signaling. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2008 Feb; 38(2):239-46. View in: PubMed

Qiao R, Zhou B, Harboe-Schmidt E, Kasahara N, Kim KJ, Liebler JM, Crandall ED, Borok Z. Subunit-specific coordinate upregulation of sodium pump activity in alveolar epithelial cells by lentivirus-mediated gene transfer. Hum Gene Ther. 2004 May; 15(5):457-68. View in: PubMed

Qiao R, Zhou B, Liebler JM, Li X, Crandall ED, Borok Z. Identification of three genes of known function expressed by alveolar epithelial type I cells. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2003 Jul; 29(1):98-105. View in: PubMed

Qiao R, Addison TE. Importance of individualized decision in the management of massive pulmonary embolism. South Med J. 2002 Mar; 95(3):373. View in: PubMed

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