Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Specialty Divisions

The academic divisions in the Department of Emergency Medicine support the department’s mission and provide outstanding training experiences for fellows, residents and medical students. Experienced academic faculty members lead divisions in the following areas: pediatric emergency medicine, medical toxicology, clinical ultrasound, clinical informatics and out-of-hospital care (EMS).

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine consists of a dedicated team of more than 25 faculty who represent every training paradigm—from the combined Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics program to the categorical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics residencies followed by PEM fellowship. Faculty in this division are invested in a wide array of academic and community pursuits, including Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC), informatics, ultrasound, quality improvement, medical education, pediatric simulation medicine and out-of-hospital care.

This is the only Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the United States to house training programs for both a combined residency in emergency medicine and pediatrics and a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship. The collaborative spirit, caliber of trainees, and dedication of faculty make IU School of Medicine an exciting place to work and learn.

Medical Toxicology

The Division of Medical Toxicology is focused on the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic poisoning. Seven medical toxicologists and a PharmD provide bedside consults to more than 600 patients at the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus clinical training sites.

This specialty division provides care for patients with occupational and environmental poisoning at an outpatient neurotoxicology clinic and also teaches students and residents through a clinical rotation, trains PharmD students and physicians through a medical toxicology fellowship and oversees the medical care provided by the Indiana Poison Center,the only regional Poison Center in Indiana, serving more than seven million people.

Clinical Ultrasound

The Division of Clinical Division is improving patient care and outcomes through ultrasound education, clinical integration and ultrasound research. Faculty physicians on this Emergency medicine specialty team provide care for patients by using beside ultrasound to diagnose more quickly and manage disease more efficiently. The Division of Clinical Ultrasound offers a year-long fellowship in clinical ultrasound which provides training in a diverse, pathology-rich population, totaling more than a quarter million patients at the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus clinical training sites.

Out-of-Hospital Care (EMS)

The Division of Out-of-Hospital Care (EMS) serves the community when health care must be taken to the patient. This involves caring for a time-sensitive injury or illness and transporting the patient to a medical facility as quickly as possible. Faculty in this division are invested in a wide array of service and community pursuits such as tactical EMS, motorsports medicine, disaster medicine, mass gathering medicine, and aeromedical. Faculty physicians serves as leaders in the medical community and work with Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS), Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD), and Wayne Township Fire Department. The Division of Out-of-Hospital offers a one-year fellowship which provides a robust pre-hospital EMS educational experience by preparing fellows to become leaders in the field of EMS.

Clinical Informatics

The Division of Clinical Informatics the study of information technology and how it can be applied to the health care field. Leadership and faculty in this division are shared between IU School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute Center for Biomedical Informatics, an internationally recognized leader in biomedical informatics. The Division of Clinical Informatics offers an ACGME-accredited fellowship for physicians who wish to improve and study the impact of technology upon health care.