Ryan F. Relich

Ryan F. Relich, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Dr. Ryan Relich is an American Board of Medical Microbiology-certified medical microbiologist who is passionately interested in all facets of diagnostic microbiology and laboratory medicine, especially laboratory directorship, infectious disease epidemiology and pathology, new diagnostic test development and evaluation, pathogen discovery, and viral ecology. In his current academic position at the Indiana University School of Medicine, he is actively involved in fellow, resident, and student teaching, and research involving in vitro diagnostic product development, clinical trials, and emerging virus ecology. As an employee of Indiana University Health, Dr. Relich serves as the Section Director of Clinical Virology and Associate Medical Director of the Divisions of Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Relich also serves as Section Director, Clinical Microbiology and Serology for Eskenazi Health. Dr. Relich is immensely interested in the ecology of emerging viruses, pandemic preparedness, novel virus discovery and characterization, and establishing best practices for manipulating highly infectious clinical specimens for routine testing. For more information on Dr. Relich's research interests, please click on the "Research" tab below.


(317) 491-6645 

Pathology And Laboratory Med
IU Health Pathology Laboratory 350 W 11th Street, Room 6027
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Global Health
Infectious Diseases

Titles & Appointments

  • Section Director, Clinical Microbiology and Serology Laboratory (Eskenazi Health)
  • Medical Director, IU Health Special Pathogens Unit Clinical Laboratory
  • Medical Director, Clinical Virology Laboratory (IU Health)
  • Associate Medical Director, Division of Clinical Microbiology (IU Health)
  • Associate Medical Director, Division of Molecular Pathology (IU Health)