Dennis J. Dietzen, Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and of Pathology & Immunology
Patient Oriented Research UnitLaboratory Medicine

phone: (314) 454-4525


  • BS, (Summa Cum Laude), Marian College1986
  • PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine1992


  • Post Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Chemistry (COMACC accredited program), Washington University School of Medicine1992 - 1995
  • Post Doctoral Research, Washington University School of Medicine1992 - 1995

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Chemistry (Cert. no. 913) 1997


  • Valedictorian, Schlarman High School, Danville, IL1982
  • Marian College Dean's List1982 - 1986
  • Marian College Newman Scholarship1982 - 1986
  • Sr. Mary Rose Stockton Science Scholarship1983 - 1986
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities1985 - 1986
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Fellowship1986 - 1987
  • NIAAA predoctoral fellowship1988 - 1992
  • Graduate Student Representative: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine1990 - 1991
  • Barnes Hospital Quality Achievement Award1994
  • Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award - Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists1995
  • AACC Award for Outstanding Contributions to Pediatric Clinical Chemistry2012

Selected Publications view all (68)

Development of a bile acid-based newborn screen for Niemann-Pick disease type C. Sci Transl Med. 2016;8(337):337ra63. PMID:27147587 
Expanding Treatment Options for Youth With Type 2 Diabetes: Current Problems and Proposed Solutions: A White Paper From the NICHD Diabetes Working Group. Diabetes Care. 2016;39(3):323-9. PMCID:PMC4764039  PMID:26908928 
Postponing the Hypoglycemic Response to Partial Hepatectomy Delays Mouse Liver Regeneration. Am J Pathol. 2016;186(3):587-99. doi:10.1016/j.ajpath.2015.10.027  PMID:26772417 
Fibroblast growth factor-23 and chronic allograft injury in pediatric renal transplant recipients: a Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium study. Pediatr Transplant. 2016. doi:10.1111/petr.12682  PMID:26880121 
New horizons in pediatric reference intervals. Clin Biochem. 2015. doi:10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2015.08.015  PMID:26282721 
Dietary aflatoxin-induced stunting in a novel rat model: evidence for toxin-induced liver injury and hepatic growth hormone resistance. Pediatr Res. 2015;78(2):120-7. doi:10.1038/pr.2015.84  PMCID:PMC4506701  PMID:25938735 
All plasma products are not created equal: Characterizing differences between plasma products. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015;78(6 Suppl 1):S18-25. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000000629  PMID:26002258 
Sweating the small stuff: adequacy and accuracy in sweat chloride determination. Clin Biochem. 2015;48(6):443-7. PMID:25530017 
Analytic characteristics of three Bayer contour blood glucose monitoring systems in neonates. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2015;9(2):257-61. doi:10.1177/1932296814557669  PMID:25377056 
Commentary. Clin Chem. 2015;61(2):334. doi:10.1373/clinchem.2014.229849  PMID:25632099