Kathryn Dickerson, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Hematology-Oncology


Kathryn E. Dickerson, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology, and 2015 Translational Research Scholar in the UTSW Center for Translational Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish from Indiana University. Before attending medical school, she completed a post-baccalaureate research training program at the NIH working, in the laboratory of Dr. Lee Weinstein. She returned to Indiana University to earn her medical degree, working in the laboratory of Dr. Nadia Carlesso. She completed her pediatric residency training in an integrated research pathway at The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children's Hospital, working in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Caligiuri. Her clinical interest is pediatric hematology with an emphasis on bone marrow failure disorders and cancer predisposition. Her research interest is in the epigenetic regulation of myeloid development in models of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), myeloproliferative disorders (MPD), and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Dr. Dickerson conducts her research under the mentorship of Dr. Jian Xu of the Children's Research Institute.

Education & Training
  • Other Post Graduate Training - UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (2017-2018)
  • Graduate School - UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (2017-2018)
  • Residency - Ohio State University/Nationwide Children's Hospital (2011-2014), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - Indiana University School of Medicine (2007-2011)
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2014-2017), Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association for Cancer Research (2012)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2011)
  • The American Society of Hematology (2014)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology/American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology (2014)
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2020
  • Hyundai Hope on Wheels Young Investigator Award 2017
  • Children's Cancer Fund "Call for Cure" Award Recipient 2017
  • Certificate in Academic Medicine 2014, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Certificate in Global Health 2014, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Community Service Award 2011, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • E. Jane Brownley Award 2011, Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Member, Gold Humanism Honorary Society 2010
  • Red Shoes Award 2010, Riley Hospital for Children
  • Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award 2006, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney disorders, Dr. Lee Weinstein Laboratory
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa 2005
Books & Publications
  • Epigenetics
  • Myeloproliferative disorders
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Malignant transformation in inherited bone marrow failure (BMF) syndromes
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia