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.



The Department of Pediatrics boasts nationally acclaimed faculty who are known for their warmth, expertise and excellence in teaching. These physician educators are committed to being the best in their field and training the next generation of exceptional pediatricians and physician scientists.


Department of Pediatrics basic, translational, clinical and health services research are nationally renowned with patient-centered outcomes at the core of all research goals. Residents and fellows interested in careers as physician scientists can find extensive opportunities at IU School of Medicine.
Clinical Care

Clinical Care

The Department of Pediatrics provides primary, secondary and tertiary clinical care for children throughout the State of Indiana and the Midwest. Based at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IU School of Medicine pediatricians work with multiple hospital networks, community and specialty clinics throughout the state.
Fellowship Programs

Faculty Spotlight

Christine M. Raches, PsyD,  HSPP

Christine M. Raches, PsyD, HSPP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Dr. Raches, a clinical psychologist and board-certified behavior analyst, is the Training Director for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program, a graduate-level interdisciplinary leadership training program.
Eric T. Meininger, MD,  MPH

Eric T. Meininger, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Dr. Meininger is with the Division of Adolescent Medicine. His work focuses on adolescents who are sexual minorities or on the gender spectrum, homeless adolescents, and teens with childhood onset disabilities.
Larry W. Markham, MD,  MS

Larry W. Markham, MD, MS

Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Markham is the Division Chief for Pediatric Cardiology. His clinical interests and research focus on pediatric and adult congenital heart disease and inherited conditions with a cardiovascular phenotype.
Sarah E. Wiehe, MD

Sarah E. Wiehe, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Wiehe is a pediatrician and public health researcher in the Center for Children’s Health Services Research. She studies how social determinants of health influence health outcomes among vulnerable populations.

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