The Division of Developmental Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine is home to a unique interdisciplinary team of physicians and nurse practitioners. Physicians in this specialty division are board-certified in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and/or Pediatrics. Based at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis, the Developmental Pediatrics team values family-centered patient care and collaborate with families, community groups, primary care physicians and other Riley subspecialists to optimize health outcomes for our patients and their families.
An Interdisciplinary Approach
Patients seen by this pediatric specialty team typically have complex medical conditions, sometimes compounded by difficult social situations. Using an interdisciplinary team approach, the faculty pediatricians and trainees in this division care for all aspects of the patient in order to best meet his/ her needs. The team fosters a positive patient-provider relationship by promoting mutual respect, providing patient education materials, connecting families to local resources and advocating for patients. The division continuously seeks out improved ways to meet the needs of young patients in Indiana and the Midwest. These efforts include increasing accessibility to care by creating early evaluation autism hubs throughout the state, collaborating with subspecialists to improve feeding outcomes, and partnering with primary care physicians to optimize patient care.