14928-Nitu, Mara

Mara E. Nitu, MD, DC, MBA

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Email mnitu@iu.edu
1130 W Michigan Street
FH 320

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Dr. Nitu is passionate about clinical effectiveness initiatives, working towards the creation of effective models of clinical care delivery throughout her career. She has a proven track record in taking care delivery models from concept to implementation.

Instrumental in the creation and build-out of the pediatric transport system in the state of Indiana, Dr. Nitu was the impetus behind introducing Intensivist based co-management of all pediatric critical care patients, as well as the driving force behind the development of standardized medical protocols. Currently, she is leading the medical directors council to optimize the clinical process and eliminate waste.

In addition, Dr. Nitu is actively engaged in promoting the ethical delivery of pediatric critical care. Her efforts in this area involve supporting PICU healthcare providers in addressing value-laden issues, preparing health care professionals to prospectively plan for ethically challenging clinical situations by creating a climate of collaboration and decreasing moral distress for healthcare providers in the PICU.

She is Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care, dedicated to promoting and supporting a highly reliable team and committed to promote best education environment for the next generation of Pediatric Intensivists.

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Pediatrics
  • Education
    2018 MBA Indiana University
    2001 FEL Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
    2000 RES Pediatric Residency, State University of New York at Stony Brook
    1997 DC Palmer College
    1993 MD Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Research

    Driving cost effectiveness improvements along the patient care continuum from critical care to health maintenance in the home environment. Investigating various approaches to oxygenation failure in the stem cell transplant population.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Association for Physician Leadership
    Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators
    Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Awards
    Org: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Desc: Alpha Omega Alpha
    Scope: National
    Date: 2015-01-01
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2008-01-01
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
    Desc: Morris Green Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2006-01-01

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