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Arlene Dent, MD, PhD

Arlene Dent, MD, PhD


Pediatric Infectious Diseases

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Primary Location

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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

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.

Dr. Dent's research interests include malaria in children and HIV in children.


  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Travel Medicine

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

Board Certifications

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


Fellowship | International Health
International Health - Case Western Reserve University (2005 - 2006)

Fellowship | Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Pediatric Infectious Diseases - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (2002 - 2005)

Residency | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2000 - 2002)

Internship | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (1999 - 2000)

Medical Education
Indiana University School Of Medicine (1999)

Other Education
Indiana University (1999)

Indiana University (1991)

Research Interests

Malaria in children, HIV in children

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.

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