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, and a National Institutes of Health T32 research fellow in the Center for Adherence and Self-Management 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 General Pediatrics Residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Bignall’s clinical research 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 is an Advocacy Scholar in the John E. Lewy Foundation for Children’s Health and the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, where he studies the intersection between advocacy, policy, and pediatric kidney disease. 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, Avondale’s Strong Outgoing Leaders Delivering in Every Responsibility (ASOLDIER) fathers’ group, and the Cincinnati First Ladies’ Health Initiative.

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