Renli Qiao, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

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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.


  • A Comparison of Methylprednisolone and Dexamethasone in Intensive Care Patients With COVID-19 J Intensive Care Med. 2021 Jun; 36(6):673-680. . View in PubMed
  • Medical management of COVID-19 clinic J Biomed Res. 2020 Sep 30; 34(6):416-421. . View in PubMed
  • PCCM at the Battlefront Against COVID-19 in Wuhan, China Chest. 2020 08; 158(2):474-476. . View in PubMed
  • The Strategic Establishment of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as a Subspecialty in China: Third Report From the China-CHEST PCCM Fellowship Project Chest. 2020 05; 157(5):1082-1085. . View in PubMed
  • Quantification of critical care medicine: An ICU survey Clin Respir J. 2019 Apr; 13(4):232-238. . View in PubMed
  • A 47-year-old woman with hypercapnia and altered mental status Clin Respir J. 2018 Jan; 12(1):331-333. . View in PubMed
  • 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 08; 150(2):279-82. . View in PubMed
  • A 46-year-old woman with left shoulder pain and worsening dyspnea Chest. 2014 Sep; 146(3):e84-e87. . View in PubMed
  • Response Chest. 2014 Jun; 145(6):1434-1435. . View in PubMed
  • 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):27-29. . View in PubMed
  • Respiratory medicine in China: progress, challenges, and opportunities Chest. 2013 Jun; 143(6):1766-1773. . View in PubMed
  • A 19-year-old woman with intracranial hemorrhage and diffuse pulmonary infiltrates Chest. 2010 Oct; 138(4):1014-7. . View in PubMed
  • A 27-year-old Chinese man with recurrent respiratory infections Chest. 2010 Apr; 137(4):990-3. . View in PubMed
  • Pulmonary actinomycosis presenting as a mass-like consolidation South Med J. 2010 Jan; 103(1):81-3. . View in PubMed
  • Systematic comparison of the human saliva and plasma proteomes Proteomics Clin Appl. 2009 Jan 01; 3(1):116-134. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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