Jodi L. Skiles

Jodi L. Skiles, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics


I am a homegrown Hoosier. Born and raised in Frankfort, Indiana, I chose to stay close to home for all of my education and training. I recently completed my Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship training at Indiana University and subsequently joined the Department of Pediatrics in July 2012, due in large part to the excellent and collegial atmosphere at Riley Hospital for Children. My position includes 80% protected time for research and 20% clinical time on Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant. Over the last several years, I have spent 50% of my time in Kenya overseeing the Pediatric Oncology program and conducting translational research as part of the robust IU-Kenya Partnership. As my husband and I start a family, the amount of time I spend in Kenya will be decreasing, but we plan to remain firmly invested in the continued success of the program. Socially, I am an avid Colts fan, an outdoor enthusiast, and a competitive game player (especially when it comes to Euchre).

Key Publications

Bell, C., Skiles J., Champion, V., et al.  End of life experiences in adolescents dying with cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer: Volume 18, Issue 7 (2010), Page 827-835.  DOI: 10.1007/s00520-009-0716-1

Skiles, JL, Imel, E., Christenson J., Bell, J. , Hulbert. Fluorosis because of prolonged voriconazole therapy in a teenager with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol 29, no. 32 (2011): 779-782. DOI 10.1200/JCO.2011.35.9604

Marsh, Allen, McClain, Weinstein, Washki, Skiles, et al.  Salvage therapy of refractory hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis with alemtuzumab. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012; DOI 10.1002/pbc.  Epub ahead of print.

Strother RM, Asirwa FC, Busakhala NB, Skiles JL, et al. AMPATH-Oncology: A model for comprehensive cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa.  Journal of Cancer Policy 2013 (ePub ahead of print,

Skiles J*, Moormann A*, Koros E, et al.  Mentoring future Kenyan Oncology Researchers. Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013, 8:40.

Mostert, S, Njuguna F, Skiles, J, Kaspers, G, et al. Influence of Health-Insurance Status and Hospital Retention Policies on Childhood Cancer Treatment in Kenya. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 2013. ePub ahead of print: DOI: 10.1002/pbc.

Mostert S, Skiles J, Kaspers G. Two overlooked contributors to abandonment of childhood cancer treatment in Kenya: parents’ social network and experiences with hospital retention policy. Accepted to Psycho-Oncology 2013.

Jayachandran D, Ramkrishna U, Skiles J , Renbarger J, Ramkrishna D. Revitalizing Personalized medicine: Respecting Biomolecular Complexities beyond gene expression.  CPT Pharmacometrics Syst. Pharmacol. (2014) 3, e110; doi:10.1038/psp.2014.6

Njuguna F, Mostert S, Skiles J, Kaspers G, et al. Abandonment of Childhood Cancer Treatment in Kenya: an Analysis of Causes and Consequences.  Arch Dis Child 2014; 0:1-6. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2013-305052.



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Indianapolis, IN 46202


Titles & Appointments

  • Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
  • Director, Riley Children's Cancer Center Inpatient Service