Infectious Disease Fellowship

Facilities and Resources

Over 500 pediatric inpatient beds are available within the Indiana University School of Medicine-IU Health health care system. The main training facility is Riley Hospital for Children, a 252-bed tertiary referral medical center dedicated to the care of children with complex medical problems. This facility has a pediatric burn unit, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units and a stem cell transplant unit. Fellows will have the opportunity to perform inpatient consultations at other hospitals in Indianapolis including IU North Hospital, IU Methodist Hospital, IU University Hospital, and Eskenazi Health. Adjacent to Riley Hospital, a large state-of-the-art ambulatory facility, Riley Outpatient Center, is available for outpatient evaluations and follow-up. Within the Riley Outpatient Center is a dedicated outpatient clinic for use by the pediatric infectious disease service. These facilities are supported by a large medical imaging facility with all needed technologies. Approximately 11,000 admissions occur every year with another 221,000 total outpatient visits. Over 13,000 surgeries were performed on children within our hospital. In Carmel, the Riley Specialty clinics at Meridian Crossing offer an additional outpatient pediatric infectious diseases clinic for patients that require evaluation and treatment.

The Indiana University Medical Library is located within walking distance of Riley Hospital. Fellows will have online access through the library to the majority of medical journals, databases, textbooks, and other resources. Fellows will be encouraged to join the Infectious Disease Society of America, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and the American Society for Microbiology. Their annual dues will be paid by the section. Several resources are available for research support. The Pediatric Clinical Research Center provides office space, research nurses, and laboratory services for clinical research projects. The Wells Center for Pediatric Research offers opportunities for collaborate basic science and translational research. IUSM has a robust biostatistics department that can help design studies and perform data analyses.