Kathryn Pendleton

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Section Head, Critical Care


Administrator Info
Name: Emily Olmsted-Morales
Phone: 612-624-0999
Email: olmst111@umn.edu
Fax: 612-625-2174

Dr. Katie Pendleton is a Minnesota native who joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2017. She is trained in both pulmonary and critical care medicine and practices in both arenas by seeing patients in the ICU as well as general pulmonary clinic. Dr. Pendleton's research interests include quality improvement, implementation science, and outcomes research in ICU medicine. She is specifically interested in improving practices surrounding management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and hospital-acquired delirium in ICU patients. Dr. Pendleton also plays an active role in medical education and serves as a Core Faculty Member for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, with a specific focus on curriculum development and design.

Research Summary

  • Sepsis
  • ARDS
  • ICU Sedation and Delirium

Clinical Summary

Critical Care Medicine; ARDS; ICU Delirium; Sepsis; General Pulmonary Medicine


MD, University of North Dakota

Honors and Recognition

Educational Excellence Award, University of Minnesota Department of Medicine
Rising Stars, MPLS-St. Paul Magazine

Professional Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society