Dr. Cico was recruited to start the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program through the Department of Emergency Medicine at Riley Hospital for Children and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. He served for three years as the Associate Fellowship Director at the University of Washington Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He also served as a member of the Child Protection Team at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Most recently, he was the only pediatric emergency physician in the state of South Dakota and was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine – Emergency Medicine at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.
Dr. Cico is an Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education for Statewide GME Expansion and Faculty Development at the IUSM. He is involved in efforts to expand IUSM residency programs throughout the state, as well as providing faculty development opportunities for Volunteer Faculty at all of the IUSM Campuses. He is a Decision Editor of Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training Journal, and is the online pediatric editor of Access Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Cico completed his undergraduate degree in Honors Biology at Wright State University and the obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He did a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and then completed his fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. While an attending physician in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, he started work on his Master’s in Medical Education (MEd) through the University of Cincinnati Colleges of Medicine and Education, completing his degree in 2012. He is board certified in pediatric emergency medicine and general pediatrics.
When he isn’t working, Dr. Cico enjoys running, playing tennis, hiking, traveling (especially to Hawaii and Europe), and amateur wine-tasting.