Welcome from Department Chair

Thank you for your interest in the IU School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program. I completed my residency at IU School of Medicine and then specialized in neonatology. Dr. Morris Green, a pioneer in advocating family-centered medicine, was the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, physician-in-chief of Riley Hospital for Children and my mentor. Among the many things that he taught me was that a patient is more than a disease and that we should always strive to see the whole patient—not just the disease. To this day, we embody his philosophy in everything we do at Riley Hospital.

As Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics for the past nine years, I am proud of this department’s focused commitment on training the next generation of outstanding pediatricians and of the national and international accolades our faculty have received for their expertise and innovations in child healthcare. At the core of what we are, we provide family-centered, state-of-the-art care for the children of Indiana.

With more than 300,000 patient visits annually, if you want training across the variety of conditions and diseases affecting children, you will see it here. Riley has always been a leader in innovation, including being in the top 10 departments of Pediatrics in the United States in NIH funding. The results of our research benefit not only children in Indiana, but children throughout the world. Today our research programs are providing exciting breakthroughs and our faculty are leaders in new areas of research such as genomics and personalized medicine.

The Pediatric Residency Program is at the heart of what we do as faculty and our commitment to you as a learner is our priority. Our promise is to work with you to develop the confident, highly trained, highly skilled and caring pediatrician you want to be. We hope you will join us as part of the IU School of Medicine Pediatric Residency family.

D. W. Clapp, MD

D. W. Clapp, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Welcome from the Pediatric Residency Program Director

Welcome to the Indiana University School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program. It is not an exaggeration to say that your residency years will shape the kind of doctor you become. At Indiana University School of Medicine, residents form lifelong relationships with their colleagues and mentors. We seek doctors who share our values of inclusion, compassion, diversity, respect and integrity and want to provide exceptional care for our patients in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

As you consider residency programs, it is important to select a program that not only meets your needs for training through exposure to a wide variety of conditions and diseases but also meets your needs as an individual. We pride ourselves on the support and flexibility our residency program offers in order to allow residents to grow personally and professionally and acquire the skills they will need to succeed in their chosen field.

The Pediatric Residency Program at IU School of Medicine benefits from world-class clinical facilities, cutting-edge research centers, and state-of-the-art training programs, and our faculty are renowned for their expertise, their caring attitude and their commitment to teaching. Your success is our primary goal. We invite you to visit and look forward to meeting you.

Jerry L. Rushton, MD,  MPH

Jerry L. Rushton, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics