Bobbi J. Byrne, MD

Bobbi J. Byrne, MD

Asst: Sarah Worrell
Phone: 317-274-4716
Email: sworrell@iu.edu
Address: 699 Riley Hospital Dr, RR 208
Indianapolis, IN 46202




Areas of Interest

Delivery room resuscitation of the newborn, simulation based medical education, resident education.

Dr. Bobbi Byrne is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She is an attending neonatologist at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Her educational interest is in simulated based medical education and she is director of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. Dr. Byrne serves on the Graduate Medical Education Committee for the section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She is the director of a state wide outreach program taking simulated medical educational experiences  to hospitals throughout the state of Indiana.  Dr. Byrne is also the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program and has a particular interest in resident education.  Nationally, Dr. Byrne serves on the Chair of AAP's Longitudinal Study of Pediatricians Project Advisory Committee.


2000 Fellow, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1997 Resident, Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1994 MD, University of Pittsburgh

Honors & Awards

1986 Beta Beta Beta National Biologic Honor Society, University of Pittsburgh
1994 Summa Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh
1997 Award for Best Resident Grand Round Presentation, Vanderbilt University
2013 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2013 Indiana University Board of Trustees 2013 Trustee Teaching Award
2012, 2013 Health Care Heroes Award, Nominee for Community Achievement in Health Care, Indianapolis Business Journal


IUH Health North Hospital; University Hospital at IU Health

Research & Grants

Dr. Byrne is interested in educational research, mainly in simulation based medical education.  Her current projects include "Using High-Fidelity Simulation to  Assess Interdisciplinary Cooperation and Attitudes", "NRP Simulation in Pediatric Residency Training",  "Use of IO/LMA vs ETT/UVC in neonatal resuscitation" and "Improvement in Neonatal Resuscitation Skills in Community Hospital Delivery Rooms Using Simulation Outreach Education."

Current Grants

Riley for Women Grant, 2013.  "Improving pediatric resident lumbar puncture skills through simulation based education"

Clarian Values Grant, 2011. "Improvement in neonatal resuscitation skills in communty hospital delivery rooms using simulation in outreach education." Principle Investigator.

Clarian Values Grant, 2010:  "Improvement in Pediatric Resident Competence in NRP using High-fidelity Simulation."  Co-Investigator.  

Representative PublicationsView All Publications

1. Workshop:  What do you do when a trainee is not a team player?  Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston MA, April 2012. 

2. Workshop:  Designing a Simulation Based Medical Education (SBME) Curriculum for Your Fellowship Program, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston MA, April 2012.

3. Workshop:  Using Technology in Teaching, Pediatric Educational Excellence Across the Continuum (PEEAC) National Conference, Arlington VA, September 2011.

4. Online educational materials:  Byrne BJ, Strand ML.  3x3 Method for placement of emergency umbilical venous catheters.  Indiana University School of Medicine;2010.