D. W. Clapp

D. W. Clapp, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics


D. Wade Clapp, MD, is the Richard L. Schreiner Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics. He is also Physician-in-Chief for Riley Hospital for Children and a Professor; Microbiology & Immunology/Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Dr. Clapp was named Chair of Pediatrics in September 2009. He is a neonatologist and a physician/scientist with an active lab and NIH grant support focusing on translational research. His research has been internationally acclaimed and has resulted in several clinical trials. He is also past director of the MD/PhD program at IU which is now an NIH designated Medical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Clapp is an active member of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC) where he serves as Treasurer, Director of the Frontiers in Science program, and is on the Steering Committee for the Physician Scientist Development Program.


(317) 944-7810 

Ped-Chairman's Office
705 Riley Hospital Drive Rm 5900
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Titles & Appointments

  • Richard L. Schreiner Professor of Pediatrics
  • Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics