Christian C. Strachan

Christian C. Strachan, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


A 1996 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago-College of Medicine, he completed his combined Methodist-IU School of Medicine residency in Emergency Medicine-Pediatrics in 2001. During his final year he served as the first Emergency Medicine-Pediatrics Chief Resident. He's board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics.

He has been a member of FEMA - Indiana's Urban Search and Rescue Team INTF-1 ((FEMA US&R) since 1998 and responded to several events including the World Trade Center disaster and Hurricane Katrina as the Medical Team Manager. He a clinician and teaching faculty based at the Methodist Emergency Department, 16th Street campus.

In July 2008 he became the Associate Medical Director of the Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center at Methodist Hospital and subsequently was appointed Medical Director in 2015.  Concurrently he became the Service Line Leader of Indiana University Health Physicians Emergency Medicine.  In 2017 he was appointed Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Emergency Medicine.

He oversees operations at 10 IUHP EM facilities across the state including Methodist, Riley, Eskenazi, Union, Union Clinton, Tipton, IU Health Ball, IU Health West, IU Health North and IU Health Saxony Hospitals.



Emergency Medicine 720 Eskenazi Avenue, Faculty Office Building, 3rd Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Titles & Appointments

  • Sally Reahard Scholar in Emergency Medicine
  • Immediate Past President, IU Health Academic Health Center Medical Staff
  • Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs Department of Emergency Medicine