Clinical Affairs

IU School of Medicine provides outstanding clinical care that incorporates the latest advances in scientific knowledge to all patients. John F. Fitzgerald, MD, MBA, leads the IU School of Medicine Office of Clinical Affairs, which supports and advances patient care through medical education and research in Indiana and worldwide.

Teaching physicians and medical students alike choose IU School of Medicine for access to a large and diverse patient population. Here, current and future physicians in the full range of specialty areas can work with world-class faculty, the most-up-to date medical research and modern technology. Patients choose IU School of Medicine physicians and clinicians for the same reasons.

 

Addressing All Core Areas of Medicine

With 26 academic departments, IU School of Medicine faculty and students are involved in every major area of medicine, including both basic science and clinical science. The school’s relentless emphasis on advancing medical research to improve patient care and clinical outcomes inspires strong internal collaboration as well as private-industry partnerships, generous funding and partnerships with other health science schools at Indiana University and other medical schools throughout the world.

Continuously Improving Patient Care

When physicians, nurses, researchers and teachers work in concert, patients have better access to the latest medical breakthroughs and clinical trials not available at other hospitals. The distinction of physicians who are top in their field—the ones teaching future physicians how to deliver care—are a hallmark of IU School of Medicine. Through work in hospitals, local health centers and outreach clinics, IU School of Medicine is committed to care and prevention.

Clinical Partners

 

Improving Through Collaboration

Community-focused partnerships support IU School of Medicine in making connections between academic medicine and the surrounding community to improve health outcomes. The school has a strong tradition of community faculty mentorship with more than 3000 Indiana physicians participating in support of our mission. Engaging local physicians in training tomorrow’s physicians helps ensure a future of care for local communities.  Interest in serving?

Clinical Affairs Leadership

John F. Fitzgerald, MD

John F. Fitzgerald, MD

Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
John F. Fitzgerald, MD, MBA, oversees the IU School of Medicine Dean’s Office of Clinical Affairs, which is charged with providing exceptional clinical care that also supports and advances education and research.
David A. Ingram, MD,  MS

David A. Ingram, MD, MS

Hugh McK. Landon Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Ingram is a pediatric neonatologist and serves as the chief medical officer for IU Health Physicians.
 

Enterprise Alignment

To improve the health of our state and beyond, IU School of Medicine is working with IU Health to develop strategies for optimal alignment. Given the similarity of missions and the numerous and significant ways already unified, this important work allows alignment for clinical success. The first effort to help move us toward this vision is the alignment of physician enterprise to promote better care across the Indianapolis metropolitan region.

IU School of Medicine in the Community

Just one way our physicians and students support healthy outcomes is through service learning activities in communities across Indiana. These curricular and co-curricular community based education programs are structured learning experiences that actively engage students, faculty and community members in a dynamic partnership that intentionally connects community-identified concerns with learning objectives for IU School of Medicine students.