Kathryn E. Dickerson, MD $$

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish,


UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

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Education and Training

Medical School
Indiana University School of Medicine-Indianapolis (2011)
Nationwide Children's Hospital (2014), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern - Childrens Medical Center (2017), Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Hematology-Oncology


  • Bone marrow failure
  • Leukemia predisposition

  • Research Interests

    • Bone marrow failure disorders and cancer predisposition
  • Publications

    • Structural Variation Cooperates with Permissive Chromatin to Control Enhancer Hijacking-Mediated Oncogenic Transcription March 2023
    • Lyu J, Liu Y, Gong L, Chen M, Madanat YF, Zhang Y, Cai F, Gu Z, Cao H, Kaphle P, Kim YJ, Kalkan FN, Stephens H, Dickerson KE, Ni M, Chen W, Patel P, Mims AS, Borate U, Burd A, Cai SF, Yin CC, You MJ, Chung SS, Collins RH, DeBerardinis RJ, Liu X, Xu J. “Disabling Uncompetitive Inhibition of Oncogenic IDH Mutations Drives Acquired Resistance” Cancer Discov. 2023 Jan 9;13(1):170-193.
    • Lee N, Demir Y, Ashraf B, Ibrahim I, Bat T, Dickerson KE, “Immature platelet fraction as a biomarker for disease severity in pediatric respiratory COVID-19.” J Peds. 2022 Aug; ePub
    • Liu Y, Gu Z, Cao H, Kaphle P, Lyu J, Zhang Y, Hu W, Chung SS, Dickerson KE, Xu J. “Convergence of oncogenic cooperation at single-cell and single-gene levels drives leukemic transformation.” Nat Comm. 2021 Nov 3; 12(1):6323. 
    • Heeney MM, Berhe S, Campagna DR, Oved JH, Kurre P, Shaw PJ, Teo J, Shanap MA, Hassab HM, Glader BE, Shah S, Yoshimi A, Ameri A, Antin JH, Boudreaux J, Briones M, Dickerson KE, Fernandez CV, Farah R, Hasle H, Keel SB, Olson TS, Powers JM, Rose MJ, Shimamura A, Bottomley SS, Fleming MD. “SLC25A38 congenital sideroblastic anemia: Phenotypes and genotypes of 31 individuals from 24 families, including 11 novel mutations, and a review of the literature.” Human Mutat. 2021 Nov;42(11): 1367-1383 
    • Gu Z, Liu Y, Zhang Y, Cao H, Lyu J, Wang X, Wylie A, Newkirk SJ, Jones AE, Lee M Jr, Botten GA, Deng M, Dickerson KE, Zhang CC, An W, Abrams JM, Xu J. “Silencing of LINE-1 retrotransposons is a selective dependency of myeloid leukemia.” Nat Genet. 2021 May; 53(5):672-682.  
    • Pulsipher MA, Lehmann LE, Bertuch AA, Sasa G, Olson T, Nakano T, Gilio A, Burroughs LM, Lipton JM, Huang JN, Dickerson KE, Bertaina A, Zhuang C, Malsch M, Fleming M, Weller E, Shimamura A, Williams DA. “A study assessing the feasibility of randomization of pediatric and young adult patients between matched unrelated donor bone marrow transplantation and immune-suppressive therapy for newly diagnosed severe aplastic anemia: A joint pilot trial of the North American Pediatric Aplastic Anemia Consortium and the Pediatric Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Consortium.” Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 Oct;67(10):e28444
    • Nakano TA, Lau BW, Dickerson KE, Wlodarski M, Pollard J, Shimamura A, Hofmann I, Sasa G, Elghetany T, Cada M, Dror Y, Ding H, Allen SW, Hanna R, Campbell K, Olson TS. “Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric myelodysplastic syndromes: A survey of the North American Pediatric Aplastic Anemia Consortium.“ Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 Oct;67(10):e28652
    • Gu Z, Dickerson KE, Xu J. “Therapy Response and Outcome Explained by Leukemia Cell of Origin.” Cancer Discov. 2020 Oct;10 (10):1445-1447.
    • Montiel-Esparza R, Reys B, Rogers ZR, Evans AS, Wysocki CA, Timmons C, Dickerson KE. “Connecting the Dots From Fever of Unknown Origin to Myelodysplastic Syndrome: GATA2 Haploinsufficiency.” J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2020 Jul;42(5):e365-e368
    • Li K, Zhang Y, Liu X, Liu Y, Gu Z, Cao H, Dickerson KE, Chen M, Chen W, Shao Z, Ni M, Xu J. “Noncoding Variants Connect Enhancer Dysregulation with Nuclear Receptor Signaling in Hematopoietic Malignancies.” Cancer Discov. 2020 May;10(5):724-745
    • Li K, Liu Y, Cao H, Zhang Y, Gu Z, Liu X, Yu A, Kaphle P, Dickerson KE, Ni M, Xu J. “Interrogation of enhancer function by enhancer-targeting CRISPR epigenetic editing.” Nature Comm. 2020 Jan 24;11(1):485
    • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Young Women with Blood Disorders. Dickerson KE, Menon NM, Zia A Pediatric clinics of North America 2018 Jun 65 3 543-560
  • Professional Activities

    • 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)
  • Awards and Honors

    • 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)

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