Alvaro Tori, MD, joined the IU School of Medicine (IUSM) faculty in 2007 after completing his Internship and Residency at IUSM. Dedicated to the academic mission, he focuses on teaching pediatric critical care in a family-centered care environment. He serves as Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Subcommittee on Residency Hardship Scholarships. He is the Medical Director of Respiratory Care and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics for Riley Hospital at IU Health.
Dr. Tori's second appointment is Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs for Faculty Affairs |Professional Development |Diversity at Indiana University School of Medicine. He’s enthusiastic about his position in Diversity Affairs because it affords him the opportunity to increase representational diversity, inclusive working and learning environment, and cultural competency and humility training through his efforts with strategic programming at IUSM. Mentoring a diverse group of students, residents, fellows and faculty, Dr. Tori considers it a personal mission to influence the next generation of practitioners and ensure diversity among their ranks. His personal experience, as both a native of Peru and a member of the LGBTQ community, enables him to truly understand the meaning of diversity and the importance of its acceptance.
In his free time, Dr. Tori enjoys family activities with his husband, son and daughter and loves traveling back to Peru where he can share his Peruvian heritage.