Thomas G. Fox, MD

Thomas G. Fox, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Phone: 317-944-7260
Email: tgfox@iu.edu
705 Riley Hospital Drive, RI 3032
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5225


Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Infections in immunocompromised children 


Infections in immunocompromised children, such as those with cancer and immune deficiencies and those who have undergone stem cell transplantation; musculoskeletal infections; childhood tuberculosis; infections in travelers; pediatric HIV; health and welfare of refugees and adoptees; medical education.

Dr. Fox joined the Pediatric Infectious Diseases section at Riley Hospital in July of 2012 as an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics in the Indiana University School of Medicine. He recently completed fellowship training in pediatric infectious diseases at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Fox enjoys helping children with infections get better, and sees patients in the hospital as well as clinic settings. He manages children with HIV infection as well as a diversity of other diseases. He has a particular interest in helping children who develop infections while receiving chemotherapy for cancer or who have undergone stem cell transplantation. His other interests include children with musculoskeletal infections and tuberculosis.

Dr. Fox's interests, outside of medicine, include running and other outdoor activities, cooking, and spending time with his wife and daughter.


1998-2001 BS in Chemistry, University of North Dakota
2002-2006 MD, University of North Dakota
2006-2009 Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
2009-2012 Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease, University of Texas Southwestern


• Red Shoes Award Recipient, Riley Hospital, 2013
• Physician of the Month, Riley Hospital, 2013
• IDSA Annual Meeting Fellows Travel Grant 2010, 2011, 2012
• St. Jude’s/PIDS Research Conference Fellows Travel Grant 2010
• American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship 2000, 2001
• North Dakota Science Bound Undergraduate Research Award 1998


Riley Hospital for Children
IU University Hospital
IU North Hospital
IU Methodist Hospital
Eskenazi Health


My first research interest involves children with musculoskeletal infections such as bone and joint infections. We have a collaborative research group that includes specialists in infectious diseases, orthopedics, and radiology. We are interested in defining risk factors that predict the severity of disease. We are also investigating the role of radiologic imaging (e.g. x-ray, MRI scans) in the diagnosis of these infections.

My second research project involves the investigation of infections in children with impaired immunity. This includes those with cancer who receive chemotherapy, those children who have undergone stem cell transplantation, and those with primary immune deficiencies. We are also interested in infections in children who are immune compromised due to medications they are given for other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.


Fox, T.G. and Christenson J.C. “Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections in HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children: histoplasmosis and coccidioidomycosis.” Official HIV guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (invited authors; in press)

Fox, T.G. and Nguyen, S.T. “Bone and Joint Infections.” Drug Management of Common Pediatric Illnesses (invited textbook chapter, in preparation)

Relich R.F., Manaloor J.J., and Fox T.G. Diarrhea and Fever in a Child Returning from Africa
Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2015 Apr;53(4):1053

Fox T.G. and Christenson J.C. Influenza and Parainfluenza Viral Infections in Children. Pediatrics in Review. 2014 Jun;35(6):217-27

Fox T.G., Manaloor J.J., and Christenson J.C. Travel-Related Infections in Children. Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2013 Apr;60(2):507-27

Burnaevskiy N, Fox T.G. et al. Proteolytic Elimination of N-myristoyl Modifications by the Shigella Virulence Factor IpaJ. Nature 2013 Mar 27