Ruth Siew, MD
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Faculty

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Ruth Siew Ruth graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with Biochemistry and Chemistry degrees. She worked on a research project to characterize hyaluronic acid hydrogel scaffolds to aid in bone regeneration. She completed her medical training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and went on to complete her Pediatrics Residency and Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at UCSD and Rady Children’s Hospital / University of California San Diego. Ruth is currently a member of the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellow Division at Rady’s and  continues the Nizet Lab for the research component of her activities. Her research will look at the role of bacterial sialidases and host sialic acid biology in modulating the bacterial infections and inflammatory lung disease of cystic fibrosis.  Ruth's research is supported by the UCSD K12 Biomedical Scientist Career Development Program in Glycosciences sponsored by the NIH/NHLBI.