23606-Cico, Stephen

Stephen J. Cico, MD

Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education

RI 3064
Indianapolis, IN


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. 

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
  • Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Education
    2012 MED University of Cincinnati
    2004 FEL Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - University of Pittsburgh
    2001 RES Rush University Medical Center
    1997 MD University of Cincinnati
    1993 BS Wright State University
  • Research

    Dr. Cico is involved in medical education research, and has recently published on task-switching and multitasking in the emergency department, as well as the use of ultrasound for ingested foreign body identification.  He is involved in #FOAM on Twitter @PedsEM, as well as several research projects relating to the use of social media in medical education, the most recent of which was published in Medical Teacher.  He is the pediatric section editor of The Atlas of Clinical Emergency Medicine, as well as the author of 5 chapters in the textbook; he is the lead author of the pediatric section of Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets, and is the author of several chapters in Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine.  He is the pediatric online editor of the Access Emergency Medicine website and a Decision Editor for Academic Emergency Medicine Eductation & Training Journal.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Emergency Medicine
    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
  • Awards
    Org: AAMC - Group on Faculty Affairs
    Desc: 2018 AAMC - GFA Best in Class Poster Presentation
    Scope: National
    Date: 2018-07-01
    Org: AAMC - Group on Faculty Affairs
    Desc: 2017 AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs Social Media Influencer #AAMCGFA
    Scope: National
    Date: 2017-08-01
    Org: Boy Scouts of America
    Desc: Eagle Scout
    Scope: National
    Org: IUSM-West Lafayette and Lafayette Medical Association
    Desc: Visiting Professorship and Lecture
    Scope: State

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