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Katherine Dell, MD

Katherine Dell, MD
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Title Staff, Pediatric Nephrology & Vice Chair of Research, Pediatric Institute
Department Center for Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Nephrology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Blood in the Urine
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Fetal Kidney Disease
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
  • High Creatinine Levels
  • Inherited Kidney Disease
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Pediatric Kidney Birth Defects
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
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About Katherine Dell, MD

Katherine M. Dell, M.D. is a board-certified Pediatric nephrologist and Vice Chair of Research for the Pediatric Institute.  She sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Children's outpatient facility on Main campus as well as at Richard E Jacobs Health Center and Hillcrest Hospital outpatient facilities.

She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed pediatric residency and pediatric nephrology fellowship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  

She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Pediatric Research.

She has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. She is the site principle investigator for several clinical research studies and networks including Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKID),  Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) and North American Pediatric Renal Trials Cooperative Study (NAPRTCs).  She also participates in several treatment studies in nephrotic syndrome.

Her specialty interests include polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and other cystic kidney diseases (including tuberous sclerosis), obstructive uropathies (including posterior urethral valves), nephrotic syndrome and pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Her research focuses on development and application of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques as biomarkers for chronic kidney disease progression, including progression of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD).

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Nephrology
Philadelphia, PA

Residency - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Medical Education - Harvard University Medical School
Boston, MA

Undergraduate - Yale University
New Haven, CT


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Nephrology

Specialty Interests

Inherited kidney diseases, polycystic kidney disease, congenital kidney malformations

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/8/2024, Dr. Dell has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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