23896-Lardaro, Thomas

Thomas A. Lardaro, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

720 Eskenazi Avenue
3rd Floor Faculty Office Building

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Lardaro joined the IU School of Medicine (IUSM) Department of Emergency Medicine faculty in 2016 and currently practices emergency medicine at the IU Health Methodist Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center and the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in downtown Indianapolis. Outside of his clinical duties, Dr. Lardaro serves as the medical director for IU Health LifeLine, the largest and most comprehensive emergency medical services (EMS) and patient transport agency in Indiana. 

While at IUSM, Dr. Lardaro previously served as the deputy medical director for Indianapolis EMS, medical director for Indianapolis Fire Department, and commissioner for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security EMS Commission. 

Dr. Lardaro was awarded the IU Health Values Leadership Award for demonstrating ‘extraordinary dedication to IU Health values at work and in the community’ in the fall of 2021, the IUSM Trustee Teaching Award by the Indiana University Board of Trustees to recognize outstanding teaching in the medical school in the spring of 2021, and the Kevin G. Rodgers Excellence in Clinical Education Award through the Department of Emergency Medicine in the spring of 2017. 

Dr. Lardaro grew up in Rhode Island and studied Biological Sciences at the University of Connecticut where he graduated summa cum laude. He worked for two years as a researcher in molecular and cell biology at Harvard Medical School prior to attending medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. While in medical school, Dr. Lardaro was selected for the Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Training Program where he gained advanced research training and his Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiologic and Biostatistical Methods for Public Health and Clinical Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

While pursuing his emergency medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, he worked as a full crew member/flight physician for Vanderbilt LifeFlight. Dr. Lardaro completed his EMS fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Department of Emergency Medicine where he also had the privilege of practicing as a flight physician with UC Air Care during his time in Cincinnati.

Dr. Lardaro is board certified in Emergency Medicine and in the subspecialty of Emergency Medical Services through the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Director, IU Health LifeLine
  • Education
    2012 MD Johns Hopkins University
    2011 MPH Johns Hopkins University
    2005 BSC University of Connecticut
  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Emergency Physicians
    National Association of EMS Physicians
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medical Services
    American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine
  • Awards
    Org: IU Health System Health Solutions
    Desc: IU Health Values Leadership Award
    Scope: Regional
    Date: 2021-11-01
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2021-03-24
    Org: IUSM, Department of Emergency Medicine Residency
    Desc: Kevin G. Rodgers Excellence in Clinical Education Award, IU Health Methodist Hospital
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2017-06-16
    Org: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Desc: Resident Research Award
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2015-01-01

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