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Neera K. Dahl, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Nephrologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Neera K. Dahl, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified internist and nephrologist with expertise in the diagnosis and management of cystic kidney disease, including Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD). She is an adjunct Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Section of Nephrology.

Dr. Dahl graduated from Tufts University with an MD, and PhD (Physiology). She completed internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. She was on the faculty of Yale University School of Medicine and while there established an Inherited Kidney Disease Clinic, and multidisciplinary kidney stone clinic.

Dr. Dahl's clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cystic kidney disease, particularly ADPKD. She is the Director of the PKD Foundation Center of Excellence at Mayo Clinic Rochester. She is a member of the Steering Committee for the Mayo Clinic Robert M. and Billie Kelley Pirnie Translational PKD Center and is active in clinical trials in ADPKD.

She also has a strong interest in the cause and treatment of kidney stones and is part of the multi-disciplinary stone treatment group at Mayo.

  1. Genetic disorder
  2. Kidney stone
  3. Polycystic kidney disease
  4. Polycystic liver disease
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Polycystic Liver Disease
  • Kidney Genetics
  • Kidney Stones
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Cysts
  1. 2023
    MA - privatim (honorary degree)Yale University
  2. 1996
    MDSchool of Medicine, Tufts University
  3. 1996
    PhD - Graduate School of Biomedical Science (Physiology)Tufts University Graduate School of Biomedical Science
  4. 1987
    BAJohns Hopkins University


  1. 2001
    NephrologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1999
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Top Doctors
  2. 2019
    Exceptional Women in MedicineCastle Connolly
  3. 2014
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Top Doctors
  4. 2014
    Core Value Award (Team)DaVita Dialysis (regional)
  5. 2013
    ISN Travel GrantWorld Congress of Nephrology
  6. 2001
    Sugarman Postdoctoral Training GrantNational Kidney Foundation
  7. 2000
    Training Grant 5T32-DK07199-23Training Grant (renal fellow)
  8. 1996
    Alpha Omega AlphaTufts University School of Medicine
  9. 1992
    Berlex Laboratory Scholarship, Pre-Doctoral TrainingBerlex Laboratory
  10. 1992
    Dr. Charles Trey Fellow, American Liver Foundation Summer ScholarshipAmerican Liver Foundation
  11. 1987
    Medical Scientist Training ProgramTufts University
  12. 1987
    NSF Travel Award to attend the Fifth Conversation in Biomolecular StereodynamicsFifth Conversation in Biomolecular Stereodynamics

Professional memberships

  1. 2024
    Session Chair, Spring Clinical MeetingNational Kidney Foundation
  2. 2024 - present
    MemberPolycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, Strategy Enhancement Task Force
  3. 2024 - present
    MemberNephrology Education Committee
  4. 2023
    Internal Medicine Panel MemberDepartment of Defense - Peer Review Medical Research Program
  5. 2023
    ModeratorPKD Outcomes Consortium 2.0 Annual Symposium
  6. 2023 - present
    MemberNephrology Research Committee
  7. 2023 - present
    MemberNephrology and Urology Summer Undergraduate Reseach Fellowship Advisory Board (R25-DK101405)
  8. 2023 - present
    MemberNatera Renal Genetics Scientific Advisory Board Meeting
  9. 2023
    Session Chair, Spring Clinical Meeting, ADPKDNational Kidney Foundation
  10. 2023 - present
    Steering Committee MemberMayo Translational Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center
  11. 2023 - present
    DirectorPolycystic Kidney Disease Center for Excellence, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation, Mayo Clinic
  12. 2023
    MemberPolycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, Center of Excellence Conference Planning Committee 2023
  13. 2023
    MemberPolycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, Community Engagement Grant Review Committee
  14. 2022 - 2025
    Co-ChairPolycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, Center of Excellence Advisory Committee
  15. 2022
    Session Chair, Clinical ADPKDFederation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
  16. 2022
    Session Chair, ADPKD SymposiumNational Kidney Foundation (NKF), Spring Clinicals
  17. 2021
    Panelist, Biomarkers in Clinical Trials in ADPKDPKD Regulatory Summit
  18. 2021 - present
    Co-group leader with Martin Pollak, Stratification for Genetic Testing of Kidney DiseaseNational Kidney Foundation (NKF), Genetic Testing Workshop
  19. 2020
    Session Moderator, Cases from the Hereditary Kidney Disease ClinicNational Kidney Foundation
  20. 2020
    Session Moderator, Insights into the Management of ADPKDNational Kidney Foundation
  21. 2020 - 2022
    MemberLilian Jean Kaplan International Prize for PKD Research Advisory Committee
  22. 2020 - present
    MemberPolycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, Patient Registry Advisory Group
  23. 2020 - present
    MemberPatient Registry Advisory Group (PRAC), PKD Foundation
  24. 2019
    Abstract Reviewer, Diabetic Kidney Disease: ClinicalAmerican Society of Nephrology
  25. 2018 - 2021
    Network Council MemberESRD Network of New England (Network 1)
  26. 2018
    Grant Reviewer, Kolff Grant, ADPKDDutch Kidney Foundation
  27. 2018 - present
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, PKD Foundation
  28. 2018 - present
    FellowAmerican Society of Nephrology
  29. 2018 - present
    Grant ReviewerPKD Foundation
  30. 2017
    Abstract Reviewer, Educational ResearchAmerican Society of Nephrology
  31. 2017
    Session Moderator, Blazing the Trail in Educational ResearchAmerican Society of Nephrology
  32. 2017
    Abstract Reviewer, AnemiaISN World Congress of Nephrology
  33. 2017
    Grant Reviewer, Natural History Grant Program, Renal PanelFDA Orphan Products Development
  34. 2016
    Abstract Reviewer, Fellows and Residents Case ReportsAmerican Society of Nephrology
  35. 2015 - 2018
    MemberYale University, Yale-New Haven Health, Lab Formulary Committee
  36. 2015 - 2017
    Medical Review Board MemberESRD Network of New England (Network 1)
  37. 2014 - 2021
    Member, Editorial Board, Kidney Self-Assessment ProgramAmerican Society of Nephrology
  38. 2013
    Session Moderator, Novel Diagnostic and Therapeutic Concepts in ADPKDAmerican Society of Nephrology
  39. 2012 - 2013
    Grant Reviewer, Clinical Trials in ADPKDFDA Orphan Disease Program
  40. 2011
    Session Co-Moderator4th North American Chapter Meeting of the International Society of PD (ISPD)
  41. 2011
    Abstract Reviewer, Inherited Kidney DiseaseAmerican Society of Nephrology
  42. 2008 - 2023
    MemberNational Kidney Foundation of CT, Medical Advisory Board
  43. 2008 - 2023
    MemberYale University, Donor Advocacy Panel, Kidney Transplant
  44. 2007 - 2018
    Relevance ReviewerAmerican Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology Boards/MOC
  45. 2006
    Abstract Reviewer, Clinical Acute Renal FailureAmerican Society of Nephrology
  46. 2005
    FacilitatorBoston Inter-City Renal Rounds on Preeclampsia, Regional Meeting
  47. 2001 - 2006
    Medical Advisory BoardNational Kidney Foundation of MA/RI/NH
  48. 2001 - 2006
    Member, Scientific Advisory CommitteeNational Kidney Foundation of MA/RI/NH
  49. 2000 - present
    MemberASN, American Society of Nephrology