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Katherine Dell, M.D.

Staff, Pediatric Nephrology & Vice Chair of Research, Pediatric Institute

Katherine Dell, M.D.
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Children's Outpatient Center


About Katherine Dell, M.D.

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 USA

Residency - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - Harvard University Medical School
Boston, MA USA

Undergraduate - Yale University
New Haven, CT USA


  • 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 11/7/2022, Dr. Dell has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Dell serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • PKD Foundation

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