38915-Overholt, Kathleen

Kathleen Overholt, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Phone 317-944-8784
705 Riley Hospital Drive
ROC 4340

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Dr. Overholt obtained her medical degreel from University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Wake Forrest Baptist Medical Center.  From there she chose to persue fellowship training at Nationwide Children's Hospital in the section of Hematology/Oncology/BMT where her research focused on  the bone marrow microenvironment during transplantation.  Currently her acedemaic and clinical interests include benign hematology, specifically cytopenias, immunohematology and bone marrow failure disorders.

Key Publications


Kathleen M Overholt, T. Guinipero, N. Heerema, M. Loken, and S. Kahwash. Promyelocytic Leukemia with No Retinoic Acid Receptor Alpha Abnormality but with RUNX1T1 Insertion to Chromosome 7q: A Classification and Management Dilemma. Case Reports in Hematology. Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 412016


Satoru Otsuru; Kathleen M Overholt; Timothy S. Olson; Ted J Hofmann; Adam J Guess; Victoria M Velazquez; Takashi Kaito; Massimo Dominici; Edwin M Horwitz. Hematopoietic Derived Cells Do Not Contribute To Osteogenesis As Osteoblasts. Bone. 2016; 94:2017, 1–9


Kathleen M Overholt, Melissa J. Rose, Sarita Joshi, Gail E. Herman, Rajinder Bajwa, Rolla Abu-Arja, Hemalatha G. Rangarajan, Edwin M. Horwitz. Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for a Child with OSTM1-Osteopetrosis.  Blood Advances 2017; 1:279-281


Kathleen M. Overholt, Satoru Otsuru, Timothy S. Olson, Adam J. Guess, Victoria M. Velazquez, Laura Desbourdes, Massimo Dominici, and Edwin M. Horwitz. Identification of a Murine CD45neg F4/80lo HSC-derived Marrow Endosteal Cell Associated with Donor Engraftment after HCT. Accepted for publication in Blood Advances on November 2017.


Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Education
    2017 FEL Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Nationwide Children's Hospital
    2014 RES Pediatric Residency, Brenner Children's Hospital
    2011 MD University of New Mexico
    2004 BS University of New Mexico
  • Research

    Dr. Overholt's primary clinical and research interest has been the role of the bone marrow microenvironment in patients with bone marrow failure disorders.


  • Professional Organizations
    American Medical Association
    American Society of Hematology
    American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Children's Oncology Group
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

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