Ryan F. Relich

Ryan F. Relich, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Dr. Relich is an American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM)-certified medical microbiologist with interests in all facets of medical and public health laboratory microbiology, especially laboratory directorship, molecular diagnostics, infectious disease epidemiology and pathology, new diagnostic test development and evaluation, and pathogen discovery. In his current academic position at the IU School of Medicine, he is actively involved in fellow, resident, and student teaching, and research involving in vitro diagnostic product clinical trials. As an employee of Indiana University Health Physicians, Dr. Relich serves as the Section Director of Clinical Microbiology and Serology for Eskenazi Health as well as the Medical Director of Clinical Virology and the Associate Medical Director of the Divisions of Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Pathology for Indiana University Health. Dr. Relich is immensely interested in novel pathogen discovery, viral ecology, infectious disease pathology, zoonotic and arthropod-borne viruses, and the elucidation of the molecular underpinnings of microbial pathogenesis, especially those of viruses.



(317) 491-6645 

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


Infectious Diseases

Titles & Appointments

  • Section Director, Clinical Microbiology and Serology Laboratory (Eskenazi Health)
  • 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)