Charles T. Quinn, MD, MS

Director, Hematology Clinical and Translational Research

Director, Hemoglobinopathy Laboratory

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4266

Fax: 513-636-5845


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Clinical Interests

Sickle cell disease; thalassemia; hemoglobinopathies; anemia; autoimmune hemolytic anemia; disorders of red blood cells; iron overload and iron chelation; chronic transfusion therapy; immune thrombocytopenia (ITP); neutropenia; stroke

Research Interests

Epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of brain injury (structural and cognitive) in sickle cell disease; measurement of red blood cell turnover in sickle cell disease; identification and treatment of cardiomyopathy and nephropathy in sickle cell disease; treatment and prevention of pain (VOC) in sickle cell disease; MRI methods of iron quantitation; new agents for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)


Dr. Quinn’s main interests and expertise are in patient-oriented and translational research in sickle cell disease and thalassemia. His formal clinical and translational research training has included: (1) the NIH-K30 Curriculum in Patient-Oriented Research; (2) the Clinical Research Training Institute of the American Society of Hematology; (3) the NIH-K12/KL2 Clinical Scholars Program; and (4) a master’s degree in clinical sciences. Dr. Quinn is a member of the Editorial Board for Pediatric Blood and Cancer and the Board of Contributing Editors for The Hematologist. Dr. Quinn is on the Medical Advisory Board for the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, and he is a member of the Committee on Educational Affairs of the American Society of Hematology. Locally, he is the medical director of the Ohio Department of Health Regional Sickle Cell Services Program – Region 1.

Education and Training

MD:  University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 1994.

MS:  University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 2008.

Residency & Chief Residency: Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 1998.

Fellowship:  Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 2001.

Certifications: Pediatrics, 1998; Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 2002.


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A feasibility study of regadenoson for the treatment of acute chest syndrome. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. April 2012-March 2017. P50HL110790.

Cincinnati Center of Excellence in Hemoglobinopathies Research. Co-PI. National Institutes of Health. Aug 2013–May 2018. U01 HL117709.

A Phase 3, Double-Blind, Randomized, Efficacy and Safety Comparison of Prasugrel and Placebo in Pediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Co-Investigator. Eli Lilly and Co. Jan 2013–Dec 2015.

Evaluation of Purified Poloxamer 188 in Children in Crisis (EPIC): A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Clinical Trail of ANX-188 (Purified Poloxamer 188) Injection in Children with Sickle Cell Disease Experiencing Vaso-Occlusive Crisis. Co-Investigator. MAST Therapeutics. Nov 2012–Dec 2015.

Safety and Efficacy Study of Romiplostim to Treat ITP in Pediatric Subjects. Co-Investigator. Amgen Inc. Oct 2013–Dec 2015.