16625-Torbeck, Laura

Laura Torbeck, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Development

EH 5th FL
Indianapolis, IN


Laura Torbeck, PhD, is a Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair of Professional Development for the Department of Surgery, and an Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at Indiana University School of Medicine. Laura champions professional development initiatives for surgery as well as for state-wide faculty. She is also an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and teaches/mentors students in the Anatomy and Cell Biology Education Track PhD program. Her research interests include program evaluation, remediation practices, resident autonomy, and professional development. Laura’s most recent passion is serving as an executive coach for faculty, staff, and residents.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Education
    2002 PhD University of Pittsburgh
    1997 MS Wright State University
    1994 BA Miami University

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