Dr. Guiqing Huang was inspired to become a doctor at a very early age when
her beloved grandmother fell gravely ill and was revived by a doctor who
administered a single injection that saved her life. Later, when Dr. Huang
became ill as a child, she admired the doctors who took care of all of
the children and she decided that she would also like to become a pediatrician.
These formative ideas compelled Dr. Huang to pursue a degree in Pediatric
medicine in her native country of China, at Chongqing Medical University.
Following the completion of her medical education in China, Dr. Huang worked
as a Pediatrician, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, and then Associate Professor
in the Division of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Chongqing Medical
University Children’s Hospital in Chongqing China. She earned her
MD/PhD in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology while working on leukemia
studies. Dr. Huang came to the United States after accepting an opportunity
to work as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Comprehensive Cancer
Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
During this time, Dr. Huang started her family. When her second son was
born prematurely, Dr. Huang was inspired to pursue an education path to
clinical pediatrics in this country. Because of her experience with her
son, she was reminded of how rewarding and meaningful that clinical practice
is to her. It took time to make the transition as Dr. Huang continued
to work to support her family as a staff research assistant at UCSF’s
Department of Anatomy and to study at night. She completed her residency
at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York and then moved back to the Bay Area.
In her clinical Pediatrics practice, Dr. Huang focuses on preventive medicine.
She spends more time with children when they are smaller to build trust
with them and their families. By establishing this trust early, Dr. Huang
feels that children will be more receptive to lifestyle changes that will
have a positive impact on their development. Dr. Huang encourages parents
to read books to their children and to control screen time and bed time
to keep children on a normal schedule. According to Dr. Huang, “I
believe in emphasizing preventive care to help children to embrace a lifestyle
that will prevent diseases and build a strong healthy foundation for their
Dr. Huang is fluent in Mandarin. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking
Chinese food with her kids, shopping, and going to the gym.