The section of Pediatric Pulmonology has a strong commitment to the training of academic pediatric specialists in order to assure the best possible care for infants and children with lung disease and to encourage the teaching and research that will promote such care in the future. Ideally, we would like to train physician scientists who can apply their knowledge of basic and applied translational science to enhance clinical care and use their clinical background to advance the understanding of children’s respiratory disease.
Clinically, we emphasize excellent care of the whole child and the family, whether the child is chronically or acutely ill. Academically, we wish to graduate those who are skilled educators, who seek new knowledge and who can teach others to do the same. Research of all types is essential to this mission and is fostered in an environment of honest questioning and collaboration.
The fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology is one of more than a dozen accredited post residency training programs at Riley Hospital for Children. The Indiana University Pediatric Fellowships have many unique and valuable characteristics which include:
- Statewide referral base with a large and diverse clinical volume
- High faculty to fellow ratio in a collegial working environment
- Department supported fellowship seminars that provide cross-specialty competency driven education and peer group development
- A broad range of mentors available on the well-integrated campus
- Special academics opportunities that include programs for Masters Degrees in clinical research, translational research or public health; Academy of Scholars Program and a global health curriculum for clinical and research initiatives