For more than 90 years, the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine has provided comprehensive medical training for medical students, residents and fellows in addition to lifelong learning opportunities for practicing physicians. The department consists of 18 specialty divisions based at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, which is ranked as one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals in 10 out of 10 specialties in US News and World Report.

Additionally, the Department of Pediatrics is home to several research centers and boasts an outstanding reputation in clinical, basic science and translational research. IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics is consistently among the top five to ten percent of National Institutes of Health pediatric funding recipients nationally. Pediatric faculty are committed to developing new treatments and therapies for childhood diseases and to providing exceptional patient and family centered care for children in Indiana and the Midwest.

Education

Education

Nationally acclaimed pediatrics faculty are known for their warmth, expertise and excellence in teaching. These physician educators are committed to training the next generation of pediatricians and physician scientists.
Research

Research

Nationally renowned basic, translational, clinical and health services research in pediatrics focuses on patient outcomes. Trainees interested in careers as physician scientists have many opportunities at IU School of Medicine.
Clinical Care

Clinical Care

Based at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, faculty pediatricians provide primary, secondary and tertiary clinical care for children at multiple hospital networks, community and specialty clinics throughout Indiana and the Midwest.
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Fellowship Programs

Faculty Spotlight

Todd Nebesio, MD

Todd Nebesio, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Dr. Nebesio is a Pediatric Endocrinologist who specializes in type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease, and adrenal disorders, specifically congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Andrew Schwaderer, MD

Andrew Schwaderer, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Schwaderer is a Pediatric Nephrologist who cares for children with kidney disease, staffs a Pediatric Kidney Stone clinic, directs the physician scientist development program and oversees multiple research programs.
Erin Phipps, MD

Erin Phipps, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Dr. Phipps is a general pediatrician who works with underserved populations at Eskenazi, functions as the general pediatrician for Riley GI and, through an early evaluation clinic, provides autism screening for toddlers.
Brandon Sparks, MD

Brandon Sparks, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Dr. Sparks is a pediatric gastroenterologist who specializes in the care and treatment of children and teens with celiac disease and other digestive disorders.

Unique Training Opportunities

The Department of Pediatrics provides numerous educational opportunities for residents and fellows with subspecialized, community and research-focused pathways. These include programs such as the Morris Green Physician Scientist Development Program (for pediatricians interested in academic medicine and research) and the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative, which focuses on the role of physicians as community leaders who advance medicine through building community partnerships.

Morris Green Physician Scientist Development Program

Community Pediatrics Training Initiative

Graduate Medical Education Programs

The Department of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine offers a General Pediatrics residency program and four combined residency programs: Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine/ Pediatrics, Pediatrics/ Psychiatry/ Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Pediatric fellowships are offered in 17 subspecialties. Medical students considering a pediatrics residency can find information about IU School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education program, including details on stipends, benefits, policies and more, through the Office of GME.

Office of GME