4846-Carlos, W. Graham

W. Graham Carlos, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Fifth Third Bank Building, fifth fl.
720 Eskenazi Avenue

Indianapolis , IN 46202
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W. Graham Carlos III, M.D. is an Indiana University Bicentennial Professor of Medicine serving as the Executive Medical Director for IU Health Physicians at Eskenazi Health.

Dr. Carlos is a practicing Pulmonary and Critical Care physician in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. A graduate of The University of Notre Dame, Dr. Carlos did his Medical School training at Indiana University, Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, and his Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

He joined the faculty at Indiana University in 2011 and has been highly awarded for his academic and clinical endeavors. These awards include the Indianapolis Monthly “Top Doctor” award and the prestigious Indiana University School of Medicine Trustee Teaching Award. He has been selected by the graduating medical school class of IUSM to receive the “Golden Apple” award as their top professor for an unprecedented 7 consecutive years.

His research interests center on medical education within his specialty where he mentors learners from all levels including students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Carlos is quite active within the American Thoracic Society where he serves and educates physicians from around the world. In 2020 Indiana University celebrated 200 years of existence and Dr. Carlos was named by the Dean as a “Bicentennial Professor” to represent the School of Medicine.

Locally Dr. Carlos is also known for his frequent media appearances where he gave a medical voice to the COVID pandemic. He has also appeared on CNN, CNBC, and was on the cover of the NY Times Christmas issue in 2021 discussing the COVID pandemic in Indiana. 

Finally, Dr. Carlos volunteers as a board member for Prescribe It Forward, a not-for-profit organization which seeks to improve the diversity of medical students through pre-medical school support and mentoring. His favorite thing to do is spend time with his wife Jenny and his three daughters at their Parke County "3 sisters" fruit tree orchard.  

Key Publications

Heath J, Wang T, Santhosh L, Denson J, Holmboe E, Yamakazi K, Clay A, Carlos WG. Longitudinal Milestone Assessment Extending Through Subspecialty Training: The Relationship between ACGME Internal Medicine Residency Milestones and Subsequent Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Milestones. Acad Medicine. 2021. In press.

Carlos WG, Gross J, Dela Cruz CS, Pasnick S, Jamil S. Monoclonal Antibodies: Medical Uses for the Prevention and Treatment of Disease. Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 2021. PMID 33861166

Parekh P, Boente C, Boente R, Meeker J, Carlos WG. Ophthalmology in Critical Care. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Aug;16(8):957-966. PMID: 31091984 

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Bicentennial Professor Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Executive Medical Director at Eskenazi Health
  • Fellow of the American Thoracic Society
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians

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