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Meet Dr. Catherine Dekle
Dr. Catherine L. Dekle, M.D.

Dr. Dekle attended Yale University for her undergraduate studies in history and subsequently attended Columbia University in New York City to complete her post-baccalaureate pre-medical school coursework.


She came back home to Georgia to attend the Medical College of Georgia before completing her Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


She has been practicing Internal Medicine in the Atlanta area for more than two decades in a variety of settings. She has worked in private practice for the past twelve years. Prior to private practice, she worked with college-aged students at Emory Student Health Services, service members at the Veterans Affairs Hospitals in Nashville and Atlanta, and with public health officials at the Centers for Disease Control. She has also been involved with clinical research trials. She served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt as well as an Instructor in Medicine at Emory. 


In her spare time, Dr. Dekle takes ballet classes and enjoys hiking with her husband and two daughters.


Dr. Dekle comes from a long line of Georgia physicians who have proudly served their communities. From her great-great-grandfather who served the patients of Savannah to her great-grandfather who chose to provide care to rural patients in South Georgia, she proudly carries on their tradition of excellence and caring.


Yale University: B.A, History, 1989

Medical College of Georgia: M.D. , 1998

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Internal Medicine Internship and Residency: 1998-2001

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Vanderbilt University

 General Internal Medicine Outstanding Resident Award


Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine

 Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society Inductee


Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine Alumni Association Merit Scholarship


Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine Award for Maintaining a 4.0 GPA

Outstanding Achievement in Medical Microbiology Award 

Yale University

Andrew D. White Essay Prize in European History


Kilborne Memorial Fellowship Award for Study Abroad



U.S. Presidential Scholar: award presented at the White House, Washington, DC: 1985

Dr. Dekle is a twin. She and her twin sister, Nicole Dekle Collins, were the first twins to be named U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the country’s premier honors bestowed on graduating high school seniors. They were featured in People Magazine in the “Up and Coming” section and were the subject of a 2018 spotlight in the U.S. Presidential Scholars newsletter.

Dr. Dekle is married to Dr. Keith Mannes, an Atlanta pathologist who practices at Northside Hospital. They were featured in an Augusta Chronicle article while in medical school.

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