Burns C. Blaxall, PhD, FAHA

Director of Translational Science, Heart Institute

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-4005


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Molecular and signaling mechanisms of heart failure; cardiac fibrosis; drug and therapeutic discovery

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Dr. Burns C. Blaxall has focused his entire career on understanding the molecular mechanisms of heart failure. He received his PhD in pharmacology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and postdoctoral training at Duke University Medical Center. He then rose through the faculty ranks at the University of Rochester Medical Center and the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, where he also directed the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med-into-Grad Fellowship in Cardiovascular Science. 

In 2012, he was recruited to the Heart Institute of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he is director of Translational Science. Dr. Blaxall has received many academic honors, including the Early Career Investigator Award from the American Heart Association (AHA), the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Founder’s AHA Affiliate, the Merit Award for Research Achievement from Mended Hearts, and election as fellow of the AHA.

Education and Training

PhD: University of Colorado HSC, Denver, CO, 1999.

Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.


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