Fellowship Clinical Training

IU School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health are the primary pediatric specialty centers in Indiana, offering faculty and trainees a wide breadth of clinical exposure and research challenges.  The Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics includes pediatricians, neurodevelopmental specialists, and advanced practice registered nurses (APRN), and this team is strengthened by collaborations with experts in child and adolescent psychiatry, neurology, psychology, and other disciplines who are working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders throughout the health care system.

Child Development/Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics fellows work as physician members of interdisciplinary service-line teams. While fellows remain under faculty supervision for all patient care, they gain increased autonomy in patient care throughout their fellowship training. Physician and psychology faculty are available at all times to assist the fellow.

Numerous clinical experiences are available to the fellow during the course of training due to the collaborative relationships with other divisions within the Department of Pediatrics.

Core Options

Fellows work with patients in a wide variety of diagnoses, including developmental delay evaluations, autism evaluations, newborn follow-up, behavioral disorders, earning disorders and international adoption.

Fellows see patients with neurodevelopmental conditions, including spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and feeding disorders.


Fellows have elective options in 15 areas of specialty, including adolescent medicine, child abuse and neglect, autism, learning disorders, palliative care, community pediatrics and medical home, sleep disorders, care coordination/transition, health services research, genetics, physical medicine and rehab (inpatient and outpatient), child neurology (inpatient and outpatient), complex care, child psychiatry (outpatient) and psychiatry inpatient consult and liaison service.

A popular elective for fellows is the opportunity to participate in community and child advocacy experiences such as preschool visits, school visits, IEP Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program (LEND) didactics.