14928-Nitu, Mara

Mara E. Nitu, MD, MBA

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics


Dr. Nitu is passionate about quality improvement initiatives (QI), 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 paitients, as well as the driving force behind the development of standardized medical protocols.

In addition, Dr. Nitu is actively engaged in promoting the ethical delivery of pediatric critical care. Dr. Nitu is determined to improve the process. 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 Director of Pediatric Critical Care, dedicated to the education of the next generation of Pediatric Intensivists.  

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Education
    2001 FEL University of Cincinnati
    2000 RES State University of New York at Stony Brook
    1997 DC Palmer College
    1993 MD Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
    1 MBA Indiana University
  • Research

    Investigating various approaches to oxygenation failure in the stem cell transplant population, exploring cost effectiveness of care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

  • Professional Organizations
    Air Medical Physicians Association
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Thoracic Society
    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

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