Clement L. Ren, M.D.

Clement L. Ren, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 667
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

Professional Bio

Dr. Ren received his AB in Biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley and his MD from the University of Chicago. He completed a pediatric residency and fellowship in allergy/immunology at Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital in Boston and a second fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. He arrived in Rochester in 2001 to serve as the Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology and Co-Director Cystic Fibrosis Center and since been named, Director, Golisano Children's Hospital Outpatient Child Health Services.

Dr. Ren has served for over ten years on the Editorial Board, Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is the co-editor of PREP Pulmonology and deputy editor for ACCP SEEK Pediatrics. In addition, has been an ad hoc reviewer for Pediatric Pulmonology, Chest, Pediatric Transplantation, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Research.

National Leadership Positions

Dr. Ren is active in the CF Foundation, American Thoracic Society, and American College of Chest Physicians having held key leadership positions and is an active participant in their annual conferences. Currently he serves nationally in the following capacities:

2011- Co-Chair, CF Foundation Newborn Screening Quality Improvement Consortium
2011 - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Quality Improvement RFA Review Committee
2010- EPIC Scientific Advisory Committee
2006- Data Safety Monitoring Board, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
2004- Publications Committee; The Early Pseudomonas Infection Control (EPIC) Study
2004- Planning Committee, Pediatric Assembly of the American Thoracic Society
2001- North American Scientific Advisory Group, Epidemiologic Study of Cystic Fibrosis (ESCF)

Regional Leadership Positions

2008-12 Co-Chair, Rochester Regional Breath of Hope Asthma Initiative

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Ren specializes in children's breathing problems. His special expertise is in lung function testing in infants and young children, and Golisano Children's Hospital is one of the few places in the country capable of measuring lung function in infants and children of all ages. Conditions that Dr. Ren focuses on include cystic fibrosis, asthma, wheezy infants, bronchiolitis, and bronchitis. His approach to patient care is to work with patients and families through a step by step process to determine the cause of the patient's problems and then devise a treatment plan to take care of the problem. Throughout this process, the patient, the family, and the health care team work together to achieve the common goal of maintaining lung health. As Golisano Children's Hospital Director of Outpatient Child Health Services, Dr. Ren is responsible for ensuring that outpatient care adheres to the highest clinical standards and guidelines, provides the utmost in patient and family satisfaction, and operates at optimal productivity and efficiency.

Hospital Leadership Positions:

Chair, Ambulatory Council
Quality and Safety Council, Golisano Children's Hospital
Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary

Awards & Honors (National)

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Quality Care Award | Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2013
Consumers' Research Council of America's Top Pediatricians 2011
Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2010 - Present
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Quality Care Award | Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2008
Marion Merrill Dow Scholar in Allergy Award | Marion Merrill Dow 1992
American Liver Foundation Student Research Fellowship | American Liver Foundation 1986
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists | ARCS Foundation 1983

Awards & Honors (Local)

URMC Board Excellence Award -- CF Team 2014
Ruth Lawrence Faculty Services Award for Clinical Services | University of Rochester Department of Pediatrics 2013
George Washington Goler Professor of Pediatrics, University of Rochester 2008 - 2011
AAMC Humanism in Medicine Nominee | Association of American Medical Colleges 2004
Award for Outstanding Teaching | Class of 1999 | State University of New York at Stony Brook 1999
Resident Teaching Award | Department of Pediatrics | State University of New York at Stony Brook 1997
Children's Hospital Farley Fund Research Award | Children's Hospital Farley Fund | Children's Hospital 1992
Associated Western Universities Student Research Internship 1982

Current Appointments

Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Pediatrics, Pulmonary/Allergy (SMD) - Primary


Allergy and Immunology - American Board of Allergy and Immunology
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonology - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | University of Chicago, Pritzker Medical School1987
AB | Biophysics | University of California - Berkeley1983

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA 1996
Pediatric Immunology/Allergy Fellowship, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA 1993
Residency in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA 1990