Dr. Katie Nagel was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from Xavier High School and went on to Mount Mercy College, where she graduated with a degree in Biology. Dr. Katie graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2014 and began working in an office outside of Des Moines immediately after graduation. After some time there, she was tempted by the warm weather of South Carolina, where she had previously spent summers running a sleep away camp. During her three and a half years in Greenville, she worked as the only dentist in a private practice.
Dr. Katie is an avid Iowa sports fan. After living in Clemson Tiger territory for so long, she is happy to be back in Hawkeye country! She enjoys spending time outdoors and is ready to be back around winter weather to improve her skiing skills so she can keep up with her fiancé, Dr. Chong Shao, on the slopes! She is very much an obsessed dog-mom to their two dogs, Keeva and Jadie. Most of her time outside the office is spent spoiling them!Dr. Katie is excited to be back in Iowa where she is close to friends and family. She has many memories of coming up to Pumpkinfest with her family, playing in volleyball tournaments at Monticello High School, and canoeing down the Wapsi with friends! Now it’s time to make more memories!