Rheumatology Fellowship

Facilities and Resources

The Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

The Riley Hospital for Children, is a 350-bed tertiary care academic referral center. Riley Hospital for Children is Indiana’s only comprehensive children’s hospital, and has been named as one of the top Children’s Hospitals in the country by Child Magazine and US News & World Report. We recently opened a new Simon Family Tower so that each child in the hospital has state of the art facilities for inpatient care. The core of pediatric rheumatology care is in the ambulatory arena, and clinics are offered at two facilities, the ROC (Riley Outpatient Center), and the clinic at IU North Hospital. This is a suburban satellite facility for Riley Pediatrics, and like the downtown main hospital, it has a pediatric infusion center for the increasing number of intravenous treatments we have for rheumatic diseases.

Our academic offices are located on the third floor of the Riley Research building where our team members have offices. Our team of five physicians, five rheumatology nurses, an office manager and three support staff also includes a pediatric PT with an MPH in epidemiology who helps with both PT initiation and with clinical research, and a clinical research assistant who oversees the regulatory aspects of our clinical research efforts. The translational lab is manned by an experienced research associate who works with the fellow teaching laboratory techniques. In both clinics we have a medical assistant dedicated to our team as well. These team members offer expertise in clinical care and research to fellows in training that includes advocacy, community involvement, and the utilization of healthcare system resources.

The new Pediatric Clinical Research Center is available for clinical studies, and the Division has a dedicated area in the laboratory for basic and translational science. The Wells Research Center at Riley is a central core for basic and translational studies in children’s health. The university has a broad range of research cores on campus, available for flow cytometry, genomics, metabolomics and proteinomics among others. We encourage fellows to utilize the expertise and available facilities when designing their research.

Each fellow will receive personal mentorship from the fellowship director and the associate program director, and the faculty are here to support their learning and development. Mentors also come from many directions, and collaboration among divisions within the department of Pediatrics broadens the scope of mentors available to the fellow.