Charles T. Quinn, MD, MS

Medical Director, Erythrocyte Diagnostic Laboratory

Medical Director, Pediatric Sickle Cell Program

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8790

Fax 513-636-5845



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


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. Locally, he is the medical director of the Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Program; medical director of the Erythrocyte Diagnostic Laboratory, and medical director of the Ohio Department of Health Regional Sickle Cell Services Program – Region 1.

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.

View PubMed Publications

Niss O, Quinn CT, Lane A, Daily J, Khoury PR, Bakeer N, Kimball TR, Towbin JA, Malik P, Taylor MD. Cardiomyopathy With Restrictive Physiology in Sickle Cell Disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Mar;9(3):243-52.

Quinn CT, St Pierre TG. MRI Measurements of Iron Load in Transfusion-Dependent Patients: Implementation, Challenges, and Pitfalls. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 May;63(5):773-80.

Serai SD, Fleck RJ, Quinn CT, Zhang B, Podberesky DJ. Retrospective comparison of gradient recalled echo R2* and spin-echo R2 magnetic resonance analysis methods for estimating liver iron content in children and adolescents. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Oct;45(11):1629-34.

DeBaun MR, Gordon M, McKinstry RC, Noetzel MJ, White DA, Sarnaik SA, Meier ER, Howard TH, Majumdar S, Inusa BP, Telfer PT, Kirby-Allen M, McCavit TL, Kamdem A, Airewele G, Woods GM, Berman B, Panepinto JA, Fuh BR, Kwiatkowski JL, King AA, Fixler JM, Rhodes MM, Thompson AA, Heiny ME, Redding-Lallinger RC, Kirkham FJ, Dixon N, Gonzalez CE, Kalinyak KA, Quinn CT, Strouse JJ, Miller JP, Lehmann H, Kraut MA, Ball WS Jr, Hirtz D, Casella JF. Controlled trial of transfusions for silent cerebral infarcts in sickle cell anemiaN Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 21;371(8):699-710.

King AA, Rodeghier MJ, Panepinto JA, Strouse JJ, Casella JF, Quinn CT, Dowling MM, Sarnaik SA, Thompson AA, Woods GM, Minniti CP, Redding-Lallinger RC, Kirby-Allen M, Kirkham FJ, McKinstry R, Noetzel MJ, White DA, Kwiatkowski JK, Howard TH, Kalinyak KA, Inusa B, Rhodes MM, Heiny ME, Fuh B, Fixler JM, Gordon MO, DeBaun MR. Silent cerebral infarction, income, and grade retention among students with sickle cell anemia. Am J Hematol. 2014 Jul 15.

Vetter CL, Buchanan GR, Quinn CT. Burden of diagnostic radiation exposure in children with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Jul;61(7):1322-4.

Dowling MM, Noetzel MJ, Rodeghier MJ, Quinn CT, Hirtz DG, Ichord RN, Kwiatkowski JL, Roach ES, Kirkham FJ, Casella JF, DeBaun MR. Headache and migraine in children with sickle cell disease are associated with lower hemoglobin and higher pain event rates but not silent cerebral infarction. J Pediatr. 2014 May;164(5):1175-1180.e1.

Chandrakasan S, Bakeer N, Mo JQ, Cost C, Quinn CT. Iron-refractory microcytic anemia as the presenting feature of unicentric Castleman disease in children. J Pediatr. 2014 Apr;164(4):928-30.

King AA, Strouse JJ, Rodeghier MJ, Compas BE, Casella JF, McKinstry RC, Noetzel MJ, Quinn CT, Ichord R, Dowling MM, Miller JP, Debaun MR. Parent education and biologic factors influence on cognition in sickle cell anemia. Am J Hematol. 2014 Feb;89(2):162-7.

Quinn CT. Sickle cell disease in childhood: from newborn screening through transition to adult medical care. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Dec;60(6):1363-81.

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