• Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Instructor, Medicine, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Gender: Female
  • Online Personal Health Record Available


Arlene E. Dent MD, PhD, is a physician in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital with a secondary appointment in the Center for Global Diseases at Case Western Reserve University. She is Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Dent is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases. Her special interest is pediatric infectious diseases. She was appointed to the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital staff in 2006.

She earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., and a PhD in anatomy and her medical degree from the Department of Medical Sciences at Indiana University. Dr. Dent completed her residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. She completed her training with a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University, specializing in pediatric international health.

Dr. Dent’s research interests include malaria and HIV in global pediatric populations. She currently is principal investigator for an HIV study and coinvestigator for three research studies on malaria.

She is a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals, including American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal and Journal of Infectious Diseases. She has authored or coauthored nearly two dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals and is sole author of nearly three dozen textbook chapters. She has made numerous international presentations and is a frequent presenter at national medical meetings.

Dr. Dent is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and American Association of Immunologists.

Research Interests

Malaria in children
HIV in children

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Education & Training


1991, Indiana University

Medical / Professional School(s)

1999, Indiana University School of Medicine


2000, Pediatrics - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


2002, Pediatrics - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


2005, Pediatric Infectious Diseases - University Hospitals of Cleveland
2006, International Health - Case Western Reserve University


Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Travel Medicine

Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatrics-Infectious Disease
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
Get Directions

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

About Our Survey

At University Hospitals, we believe in providing patients with all the information they need to make educated decisions about their health care and to choose the right doctor to meet their needs. That is why we partner with the independent patient satisfaction company Press Ganey to survey patients about their experiences at UH facilities and with UH physicians. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of care and are dedicated to creating a positive patient experience for every individual who sees a UH doctor.

Learn More

Patient Comments

There are no comments for this practitioner.

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Arlene Dent, MD, PhD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

There is no publicly available rating for this medical professional because he or she either does not see patients or has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is statistically reliable and a true reflection of patient satisfaction.

UH Quality Care Network, is a collaboration among independent and UH employed providers. The focus is on improving the quality and efficiency of care, as well as reducing the cost of care.