Catherine M. Bendel, MD

Lead Pediatric Fellowship Programs Director,
Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Catherine M. Bendel

Contact Info

bende001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-0644

Fax 612-624-8176

Mailing Address:
Neonatology
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-401
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Lead Pediatric Fellowship Programs Director,
Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor
, Department of Pediatrics

Fellowship Program Director and Faculty Member, Division of Neonatology


Neonatologist


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Summary

Catherine M. Bendel, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology. She earned her MD, served her internship and residency and completed her Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. In addition to attending on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Dr. Bendel serves as the Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program and as the department-wide fellowship director. Her early research interests included neonatal infectious diseases in general and the pathogenesis of infections with Candida albicans, in particular. She received two U.S. patents for Candida albicans integrin-like proteins. More recently she has focused on both fellow education and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion efforts. She has published in Pediatric Research, Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Infectious Disease and contributions to book chapters.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2014-2022)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Best Doctors for Women” (2011-2013, 2020, 2021)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2002-2021)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors” (2001, 2003, 2006-2022)
  • Department of Pediatrics “Golden Apple” award (2018)
  • Excellence in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2018)
  • Minnesota Women’s Press — “What Women Want” Annual Survey Role Model for Women in Health Care (2016)
  • Pediatric AIDS Foundation Scholar Award (2002)
  • Child Health Research Center Pediatric Scientist Award, University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics (1997)
  • University Children’s Foundation Scholar Award, University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics (1995)

Clinical

Specialties

  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Neonatology; Neonatal Infectious Diseases; Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Hospital Privileges

M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital; M Health Fairview Ridges, Southdale, Health East and Lakes Hospitals; Children’s Minnesota Hospital.