52277-Hecht, Shaina

Shaina M. Hecht, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

705 Riley Hospital Drive
RI 5900

Indianapolis, IN 46202


After receiving her undergraduate degree at IU Bloomington, Dr. Shaina M. Hecht completed medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and her residency and fellowship training at Nationwide Children’s in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Hecht returned to Indiana University in 2020 as the Associate Director for Pediatric Global Health Education, and also leads the ID rotation for the residents and students. Education is her passion, and she recently took on the role of Associate Fellowship Program Director as well. She has led multiple simulations for the pediatric residents on the topic of cultural humility and recently incorporated an augmented pre-departure training for the residents prior to international electives. She enjoys the teaching that her clinical time rotating on the general ID service and the immunocompromised ID consult service provides, in addition to time in the pediatric infectious disease clinic. She is also one of the Associate Medical Directors for Infection Prevention with Dr. Christenson, with the team being led by Dr. Bhumbra. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, exploring new restaurants, hiking, traveling, and shopping for a good deal.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Education
    2020 FEL Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship, The Ohio State University
    2017 RES Pediatric Residency, The Ohio State University
    2014 MD Wright State University
    2010 BS Indiana University
  • Research
    pediatric global health education, pediatric infectious disease education, pediatric infection prevention
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    Infectious Diseases Society of America
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests
    Pediatric infectious disease
    Clinical site: Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis

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