22356-Merrell, Jonathan

Jonathan Merrell, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

705 Riley Hospital Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46202


I was born and raised in Virginia with competing aspirations of being an inventor and of being a doctor. So I ultimately decided to do both! I completed an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia, and then pursued medical training at Eastern Virginia Medical School. After graduation from medical school I started residency in pediatrics at Riley Hospital for Children. As a resident, I took time to enroll in additional courses in biomedical engineering and work in a research laboratory at Purdue University. During my months at Purdue, I launched a startup company, called Compact Medical Solutions LLC that is developing a lifesaving technology that I invented one night while working in the NICU at Methodist hospital. After returning to residency, I chose to orient my career on hospital-based pediatric medicine, innovation, and medical device development. I am thrilled to work as a pediatric hospitalist at IU West hospital and to serve as a liaison to connect IU clinicians with engineers to refine and prototype their inventions and increase IU’s impact in the world.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Education
    2017 RES Pediatrics Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine
    2013 MD Eastern Virginia Medical School
    2009 BS University of Virginia
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests

    Hospital-based pediatric medicine. Neonatal resuscitation. Biomedical engineering. Innovation. Translational research. Technology commercialization. Refugee assistance/integration.


    IU Health West Hospital

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