Dr. Keri Drake is a Pediatric Nephrologist at UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center Dallas. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School, completed her pediatric training at the University of Minnesota, and was a fellow in pediatric nephrology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. During her fellowship, Dr. Drake participated in the Pediatric Scientist Development Program, which provided mentorship and grant support for her research in renal development. Her work was recognized with the Fellows Basic Science Research Award from the Society of Pediatric Research and the American Society for Pediatric Nephrology Fellow Research Award. Additionally, she received the Mallinkcrodt Fellowship Research Award, which provided grant support for an independent project examining proximal tubule regeneration. Dr. Drake is continuing her research in renal development at UT Southwestern, with the goal of improving the understanding and treatment of congenital kidney disease.

Education & Training
  • Residency - University of Minnesota/Masonic Children's Hospital (2010-2013), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2013-2017), Pediatric Nephrology
  • Medical School - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2006-2010)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (2012-2016)
Honors & Awards
  • Society for Pediatric Research Fellows Basic Research Award 2016, Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD
  • Arnold W. Strauss Fellow Award 2015
  • Pediatric Scientist Development Award 2013
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Travel Award 2012-2015
  • Research Honors 2010, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
  • Best Student Presentation Award 2007, Midwest Society of Pediatric Research
  • Shapiro Excellence in Student Research Award 2007
  • Fellow Research Presentation Award 2017, American Society for Pediatric Nephrology
Books & Publications
  • Genetics of kidney disease
  • Renal development