22526-Wagers, Brian

Brian Wagers, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

RG R2200
Indianapolis, IN


Brian grew up in Middletown, Ohio and traveled to Hanover College for undergraduate training.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hanover with a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Sociology.  While at Hanover he met his wife.  He returned to Ohio to attend medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and graduated in 2006.  He completed residency, chief residency, and a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and finished his training in 2013 where he received the most outstanding resident in general pediatrics award. 

Brian developed an interest in patient safety and quality improvement throughout his career at Riley and began a position as the physician director for maternal and pediatric quality and safety at Riley in 2018. His research interests in these areas led to projects that were recognized at national and international conferences. One of his projects was chosen as a top 10 safety innovation by the Children's Hospital Association.

Brian also has an interest in the financial eduacation of healthcare professionals. He lectures on these topics to diverse groups throuhgout the IU Health system.

He is an avid runner and enjoys exercising as a stress relief.  He has a chronic case of wanderlust and loves to travel.   

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Physician Director of Maternal and Pediatric Quality and Safety
  • Education
    2013 FEL Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    2010 RES Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    2006 MD University of Cincinnati
    2002 BA Hanover College
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American College of Emergency Physicians
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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