A photo of Cuixia Tian.

Neuromuscular Disease Specialist, Division of Neurology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

About Me


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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Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders

My Locations

My Education

MD: Medical Center of Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1993.

Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Myology Institute Clinical Myology Training; Paris, France, 2014.

Wellstone Myology Training; Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2013.

World Muscle Society Satellite Training; Asilomar, California, 2013.

My Publications

Comparison of Pulmonary Function Decline in Steroid-Treated and Steroid-Naive Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Sawnani, H; Horn, PS; Wong, B; Darmahkasih, A; Rybalsky, I; Shellenbarger, KC; Tian, C; Rutter, MM; Simakajornboon, N; Amin, R; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 210:194-200.e2.

White Matter Lesions Detected by Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Neonates and Children With Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy. Peglar, LM; Nagaraj, UD; Tian, C; Venkatesan, C. Pediatric Neurology. 2019; 96:64-69.

Consensus-based care recommendations for adults with myotonic dystrophy type 1. Ashizawa, T; Gagnon, C; Groh, WJ; Gutmann, L; Johnson, NE; Meola, G; Moxley, R; Pandya, S; Rogers, MT; Simpson, E; et al. Neurology: Clinical Practice. 2018; 8:507-520.

Long-Term Outcome of Interdisciplinary Management of Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Receiving Daily Glucocorticoid Treatment. Wong, BL; Rybalsky, I; Shellenbarger, KC; Tian, C; McMahon, MA; Rutter, MM; Sawnani, H; Jefferies, JL. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2017; 182:296-303.e1.

Bone health measures in glucocorticoid-treated ambulatory boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Tian, C; Wong, BL; Hornung, L; Khoury, JC; Miller, L; Bange, J; Rybalsky, I; Rutter, MM. Neuromuscular Disorders. 2016; 26:760-767.