Danielle Soranno

Danielle Soranno

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, IUSM
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue
Adjunct Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue

Email: dsoranno@iu.edu; dsoranno@purdue.edu


Wells Center Rm 421
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Personal web site: https://medicine.iu.edu/faculty/61576/soranno-danielle


  • BSBME, Case Western Reserve University, 2003
  • MD, Case Western Reserve University, 2007
  • Pediatrics Residency, University of Colorado, 2007-2010
  • Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2013


Dr. Soranno is a pediatric nephrologist at Riley Hospital for Children and an associate professor at Indiana University School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics. She earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering (2003) and MD (2007) at Case Western Reserve University. She performed her residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Colorado (2007-1010) followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Pennsylvania (2010-2013). She spent the first 9 years of her academic career at the University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital Colorado, where she established her basic science lab using animal models to investigate the long-term kidney and systemic outcomes after acute kidney injury (AKI). Her research lab uses injectable hydrogels to delivery therapeutics to the kidney after AKI to improve outcomes and reduce the progression to chronic kidney disease. Dr. Soranno also collaborates in numerous multi-centered clinical research projects investigating the outcomes of children and neonates who develop AKI. She was recruited to IUSM/Riley in 2022 and will continue to work in the pediatrics/bioengineering/AKI fields.

Research Interests

  • Long-term kidney and systemic outcomes after acute kidney injury (AKI)
  • Deliverable therapeutics via injectable hydrogels
  • Outcomes of children and neonates who develop AKI