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The Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine is located at the Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in downtown Indianapolis. We are a national leader in state-of-the-art treatment, education and family-centered care. The Department of Pediatrics is still growing and expanding with a continuing commitment to being one of the very best in the U.S. today and tomorrow.

Service. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is the only comprehensive care pediatric hospital for children in Indiana, providing treatment for children from the Midwest. Riley is ranked as one of America's Best Hospitals, home to the world's largest pediatric sleep disorders center, one of the nation's largest autism treatment centers, a national leader in clinical care for children with cancer, Indiana's only pediatric dialysis program, and one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive outpatient care facilities. Riley receives over 1,700 air and ground transports annually.

Education. Our Pediatric faculty of physicians, researchers, residents and fellows understand the importance of bringing patients and their families directly into the planning, delivery and evaluation of their health care. Pediatrics has been voted the best clinical rotation at Indiana University School of Medicine by medical students for the last 3 years. Our faculty is committed to being the best in order to train the best in pediatric care.

Research. The Wells Center for Pediatric Research, in the Department of Pediatrics, is a 500,000 sq ft. facility that houses researchers dedicated to finding treatments and cures for childhood diseases. Clinical trials on new treatments discovered by our researchers have drawn patients to Riley from throughout the world. The Department of Pediatrics has been consistently ranked in the top 5-8% for NIH research funding for the last 8 years.

Our Children's Health Services Research section (CHSR) is one of the largest and most productive research sections of its kind, with a dozen research faculty and a research budget of over $4M.  CHSR investigators study pediatric informatics, decision sciences, health policy and health geographics.