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Pediatrics

Caring for Indiana's youngest patients while leading the way in education and research

For more than 90 years, the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine has provided comprehensive medical training for medical students, residents and fellows in addition to lifelong learning opportunities for practicing physicians. The department consists of 19 specialty divisions based at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, which is ranked as one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals in 10 out of 10 specialties in US News and World Report.

Additionally, the Department of Pediatrics is home to several research centers and boasts an outstanding reputation in clinical, basic science and translational research. IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics is consistently among the top five to ten percent of National Institutes of Health pediatric funding recipients nationally. Pediatric faculty are committed to developing new treatments and therapies for childhood diseases and to providing exceptional patient and family centered care for children in Indiana and the Midwest.

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Education

Nationally acclaimed pediatrics faculty are known for their warmth, expertise and excellence in teaching. These physician educators are committed to training the next generation of pediatricians and physician scientists.
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Female investigators in the Wells Center for Pediatric Research

Research

Nationally renowned basic, translational, clinical and health services research in pediatrics focuses on patient outcomes. Trainees interested in careers as physician scientists have many opportunities at IU School of Medicine.
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Nadia Krupp, MD, works with a patient in asthma clinic

Clinical Care

Based at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, faculty pediatricians provide primary, secondary and tertiary clinical care for children at multiple hospital networks, community and specialty clinics throughout Indiana and the Midwest.
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367 Faculty
19 Subspecialties
18 Fellowship Programs

Faculty Spotlight

19502-Cristea, A. Ioana

A. Ioana Cristea, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Cristea is a pediatric pulmonologist who cares for children with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia as well as children with chronic respiratory failure who require mechanical ventilation at home via tracheostomy. 

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23605-Patel, Jyoti

Jyoti K. Patel, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Patel is a pediatric cardiologist who cares for children with all forms of congenital and acquired heart disease. She specializes in advanced cardiac imaging (transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, and cardiac MRI). 

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16185-McHenry, Megan

Megan S. McHenry, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. McHenry is a pediatrician and the director of pediatric global health education who is passionate about research. Her work is primarily focused on early childhood development within sub-Saharan Africa.

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12025-Rowan, Courtney

Courtney M. Rowan, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Rowan is a pediatric intensivist with an interest immunocompromised children with respiratory failure. Her NIH K23-funded research focuses on early prognostic biomarkers to identify children post bone marrow transplant at highest risk to develop respiratory failure.

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Unique Training Opportunities

The Department of Pediatrics provides numerous educational opportunities for residents and fellows with subspecialized, community and research-focused pathways. These include programs such as the Morris Green Physician Scientist Development Program (for pediatricians interested in academic medicine and research) and the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative, which focuses on the role of physicians as community leaders who advance medicine through building community partnerships.

Graduate Medical Education Programs

The Department of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine offers a General Pediatrics residency program and four combined residency programs: Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine/ Pediatrics, Pediatrics/ Psychiatry/ Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Pediatric fellowships are offered in 18 subspecialties. Medical students considering a pediatrics residency can find information about IU School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education program, including details on stipends, benefits, policies and more, through the Office of GME.

Office of GME