Kuan-Chi Lai, MD, MPH

Attending Neonatologist
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Kuan-Chi (KC) Lai, MD, MPH is an Attending Neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. KC completed his Pediatric Residency at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He subsequently served as an attending neonatologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia before joining CHLA. His research interests include neonatal health services research examining the epidemiology, outcomes, and health care delivery for the neonates.

Clinical Interests

Point-of-care ultrasound
Neonatal health services research


Medical School

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Graduate School

Master of Public Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia



General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Instructor, Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics