O. N. Ray Bignall II, MD

Clinical Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Research Fellow, Center for Adherence and Self Management, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Academic Affiliation

Phone 513-636-4531

Email ray.bignall@cchmc.org


Pediatric chronic kidney disease; end-stage renal disease (ESRD); kidney transplantation


Social determinants of health and health disparities in pediatric kidney transplantation; population health; community engaged research; advocacy; child health policy

O.N. Ray Bignall II, MD, is a clinical fellow in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Bignall received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Howard University, a Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College, and a Certificate in Health Policy at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry. He completed his general pediatrics residency, and a National Institutes of Health T32 research fellowship in the Center for Treatment Adherence and Self-Management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Bignall’s academic interests include social determinants of health, population health, and health disparities in pediatric kidney disease and transplantation. He is a recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) award, and was appointed a John E. Lewy Fund Advocacy Scholar of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN). He serves as a member of the Public Policy Committee of the ASPN, and the Policy and Advocacy Committee of the American Society of Nephrology. In addition, Dr. Bignall is involved in a variety of community and child health advocacy efforts, including the Every Child Succeeds early childhood intervention program, Cradle Cincinnati's fatherhood engagement program (Real Men Onboard), and the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust.

BS: Howard University, Washington, DC, 2007.

MD: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, 2011.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

View PubMed Publications

Bignall ONR, Bignall WJR, Vaughn LM, Unaka NI. Fathers Know Best: Inner-City African American Fathers’ Perceptions Regarding Their Involvement in the Pediatric Medical Home. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2017;1-6. 

Bignall ONR, Goldstein SL. Childhood CKD Affects the Entire Family. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Mar;3(65):367-368.