3531-Coffelt, Thomas

Thomas A. Coffelt, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

705 Riley Hospital Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Coffelt attended undergraduate education at the University of Virginia, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology.  He then moved to Ohio to attend medical school at Wright State University School of Medicine where he earned his MD degree.  Finally, he moved to Indiana where he completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics.  He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine.  He continues to practice in Indiana, working for Indiana University Health at both Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University Health West Hospital as an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Hospitalist.

Key Publications

Inpatient Characteristics of the Child Admitted with Chronic Pain

2013 Aug;132(2):e422-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1739. Epub 2013 Jul 1.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Education
    2006 MD Wright State University
    2001 BA University of Virginia
  • Research

    Chronic Pain


  • Publications
    Comparative effectiveness of intravenous vs oral antibiotics for postdischarge treatment of acute osteomyelitis in children.
    Keren R; Shah SS; Srivastava R; Rangel S; Bendel-Stenzel M; Harik N; Hartley J; Lopez M; Seguias L; Tieder J; Bryan M; Gong W; Hall M; Localio R; Luan X; deBerardinis R; Parker A; Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network.; JAMA pediatrics 2015 Feb
    Inpatient characteristics of the child admitted with chronic pain.
    Coffelt TA; Bauer BD; Carroll AE; Pediatrics 2013 Jul 1
  • Professional Organizations
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Clinical Interests

    Clinical research and the care of hospitalized children.


    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

    IU Health West Hospital 

  • Awards
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
    Scope: National
    Date: 2011-06-30
    Org: Wright State University School of Medicine
    Desc: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    Scope: National
    Org: Wright State University School of Medicine
    Desc: Dean's Award
    Scope: University

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