Department Organization

The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) Department of Pediatrics has experienced dramatic growth over the last two decades. Located at Riley Hospital for Children in downtown Indianapolis, the Department of Pediatrics has over 400 faculty and residents. Riley is part of the IU Health health care system.

Organized into 18 divisions, the Department boasts remarkable stability with only 3 Chairs in the last 40+ years. The current Chair, Dr. D. Wade Clapp, is a physician/scientist who is committed to ensuring that the Department of Pediatrics continues its long standing tradition of growth and excellence. There are 7 Vice Chairs who, along with the Division Chiefs report to the Chairman. The IUSM Department of Pediatrics currently has 22 endowed chairs.


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D. Wade Clapp, MD
Department Chair
Bradly Burbage
Vice Chair, Clinical and Academic Administration
Aaron E. Carroll, MD 
Vice Chair for Health Policy and Outcomes Research
Mary Ciccarelli, MD 
Associate Chair for Education
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Stephanie Davis, MD
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Scott Denne, MD
Associate Chair
for Clinical Research
Stephen M. Downs, MD, MS
Vice Chair for General Pediatrics
 Mervin Yoder, MD 
Associate Chair for Basic Research