38829-Venis, Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos Venis, MPH, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

LO 200
Indianapolis, IN


Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.  He practices primary care at Eskenazi Health Center Westside as well as at the Eskenazi Transgender Health and Wellness Program in Indianapolis, IN. He provides full scope primary care of pediatric and adult patients as well as prenatal care. He enjoys office-based procedures including but not limited to dermatologic procedures, joint injections, and long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) placement.


Outside of clinic, he teaches medical students in an introductory clinical course and is involved in curriculum projects within the Department of Family Medicine. He is passionate about the inclusion of LGBTQ health topics in both undergraduate and graduate medical education. Presently, he is working with colleagues to build more LGBTQ health medical student curricula and partnering with the the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency to create an LGBTQ health track.  He is interested in health disparities research specifically as related to sexual and gender minority populations.


Originally from Central Indiana, Dr. Venis attended Wabash College and IU School of Medicine. He completed his Masters in Public Health at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and his residency training at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN.  He is fluent in both Spanish and English.


In his free time, Dr. Venis enjoys spending time with his family, friends, partner, and dog, Oscar. He likes to stay active, enjoys music and dance, traveling new places, and loves food.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
  • Education
    2014 MPH Harvard School of Public Health
    2014 MD Indiana University
    2009 BA Wabash College
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Family Physicians
    Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
    Indiana Academy of Family Physicians
    Indianapolis Medical Society
    Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
    World Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine
  • Clinical Interests

    Sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, sexual minority health, medical affirmation of transgender and gender nonconforming persons

  • Awards
    Org: Harvard Graduate Student Leadership Institute
    Desc: Fellow
    Scope: University
    Org: Indiana Academy of Family Physicians
    Desc: Outstanding Resident in Family Medicine
    Scope: State
    Org: American Academy of Family Physicians
    Desc: AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.
    Scope: National
    Org: Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
    Desc: Resident Award for Advocacy
    Scope: Local

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