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Cuixia Tian, MD

  • Neuromuscular Disease Specialist, Division of Neurology
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Dr. Tian received her MD from the Medical Center of Fudan in 1993, and continued on there as a resident and chief resident until 1998.

From 1999-2003, she was a research fellow in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University focusing on hematology and oncology.

Dr. Tian then became a research fellow from 2003-2008 at Vanderbilt in the Department of Pediatrics focusing on pediatric infectious disease.

In 2009, Dr. Tian became a pediatrics and neurology resident at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry measures of lean body mass as a biomarker for progression in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Sherlock, SP; Palmer, J; Wagner, KR; Abdel-Hamid, HZ; Tian, C; Mah, JK; Muntoni, F; Guglieri, M; Butterfield, RJ; Charnas, L; et al. Scientific Reports. 2022; 12.

P.12 A case report of near normalization of serum creatine phosphokinase in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy during acute pancreatitis. Zygmunt, A; Rybalsky, I; Reebals, L; Tian, C. Neuromuscular Disorders. 2022; 32.

P.126 Genotype-unmatched controls are feasible for drug development in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Muntoni, F; Signorovitch, J; Frean, M; Fillbrunn, M; Sajeev, G; Ward, S; McDonald, C; Goemans, N; Niks, E; Wong, B; et al. Neuromuscular Disorders. 2022; 32.

Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging measures as biomarkers of disease progression in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a phase 2 trial of domagrozumab. Sherlock, SP; Palmer, J; Wagner, KR; Abdel-Hamid, HZ; Bertini, E; Tian, C; Mah, JK; Kostera-Pruszczyk, A; Muntoni, F; Guglieri, M; et al. Journal of Neurology. 2022; 269:4421-4435.

Obesity and loss of ambulation are associated with lower extremity oedema in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Freytag, JM; Ryan, TD; Bange, JE; Bonarrigo, KC; Chouteau, WA; Wittekind, SG; Tian, C; Gao, Z; Villa, CR. Cardiology in the Young. 2022; 1-6.

Real-world and natural history data for drug evaluation in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: suitability of the North Star Ambulatory Assessment for comparisons with external controls. Muntoni, F; Signorovitch, J; Sajeev, G; Goemans, N; Wong, B; Tian, C; Mercuri, E; Done, N; Wong, H; Moss, J; et al. Neuromuscular Disorders. 2022; 32:271-283.

Repeated intravenous cardiosphere-derived cell therapy in late-stage Duchenne muscular dystrophy (HOPE-2): a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2 trial. McDonald, CM; Marbán, E; Hendrix, S; Hogan, N; Ruckdeschel Smith, R; Eagle, M; Finkel, RS; Tian, C; Janas, J; Harmelink, MM; et al. The Lancet. 2022; 399:1049-1058.

The effect of oral bisphosphonate therapy on vertebral morphometry and fractures in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Nasomyont, N; Tian, C; Hornung, L; Khoury, J; Hochwalt, PM; Tilden, JC; Wong, BL; Rutter, MM. Muscle and Nerve. 2021; 64:710-716.

Emergency Planning as Part of Healthcare Transition Preparation for Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Chouteau, WA; Burrows, C; Wittekind, SG; Rutter, MM; Bange, JE; Sabla, GE; Rybalsky, I; Tian, C. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 2021; 61:298-304.

The Effect of Adiposity on Cardiovascular Function and Myocardial Fibrosis in Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Henson, SE; Lang, SM; Khoury, PR; Tian, C; Rutter, MM; Urbina, EM; Ryan, TD; Taylor, MD; Alsaied, T. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2021; 10.

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