Bradley P. Dixon, MD

Pediatric Nephrologist

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4531

Fax: 513-636-7407


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DNA damage response; DNA repair; hyperosmolal microenvironments; atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome; thrombotic microangiopathies; complement-mediated renal diseases.

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Bradley Dixon, MD, joined the faculty in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Cincinnati Children's in 2006. He has received support for his research from a William Cooper Procter Pediatric Research Award in 2006, a Child Health Research Career Development Award (K12) in 2009, and is currently funded by a K08 through the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Dr. Dixon’s research interests focus on the effects of hyperosmolal microenvironments such as the renal medulla and urinary bladder upon vital cellular processes such as the DNA damage response pathway and activation of cell cycle checkpoints and apoptosis. This research focus attempts to understand the susceptibility of the gastrointestinal tissues used in bladder reconstructions to carcinogenesis.

In addition to his basic science research interests, Dr. Dixon has a clinical research interest in thrombotic microangiopathies such as atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), and is an investigator in a number of clinical trials and registries for these diseases. Dr. Dixon is also involved in clinical research studying cystic kidney diseases such as autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

Education and Training

BA: College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, 1995.

MD: University of Tennessee, Memphis, 1999.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1999-2002.

Chief Residency: Cincinnati Childrens Hospital, 2002-2003.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Childrens Hospital, 2003-2006.


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DNA Damage and Response in the Bladder Microenvironment. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jul 2011 - Apr 2015. #K08 DK081737.