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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.


A 47 year old woman with hypercapnia and altered mental status. Clin Respir J. 2016 May 23. 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

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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