Dr. Szczepaniak completed her medical school in Poland, than engaged in bench research on cell adhesion molecules at UNC Chapel Hill. Subsequently she finished her pediatric residency at UNC and moved to Indiana, where she practiced general pediatrics for 10 years in rural setting. Her practice received multiple service excellence awards from the Indiana State Department of Health. In 2008 Dr. Szczepaniak joined academic ranks of general pediatric faculty at IUSM, and grew into her current roles as the division chief for General and Community Pediatrics as well as the Vice Chair for Primary Care Pediatrics. In her role she oversees resident and student education in general pediatrics. She fosters faculty development through structured mentorship. She leads general pediatric specialty clinics and supervises organization of variety of educational activities for Primary Care Providers. Her particular clinical interests focus on behavioral pediatrics, managing behavioral problems in primary care as well as creation of advanced medical homes for children and youth with complexity. As a recognition of her educational efforts Dr Szczepaniak has received multiple teaching awards. Her accomplishment in innovative health system change have been recognized by IUH Statewide President’s Values Leadership Award and IUH Academic Health Center Values Leadership Award.