Letter from the Chairman

D. Wade Clapp, MD

D. Wade Clapp, MD

  • Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Welcome to the Pediatric Residency Program at Indiana University

Pediatric residency at Indiana University provides exceptional opportunities for physicians interested in general pediatrics, subspecialty care, and all aspects of academic medicine and research. Our residents benefit from diverse clinical experiences, a renowned faculty, and world-class clinical and research facilities in a dynamic, supportive and collaborative environment.

The primary venue for our residency program is Riley Hospital located in the vibrant downtown area of Indianapolis. Riley Hospital is one of the top ranked children's hospitals in the United States and is Indiana's only comprehensive children's hospital. Ten our of ten specialty programs at Riley ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News Media Group's edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals. Residents have the opportunity to participate in complementary experiences in general pediatrics and community medicine at our city-county hospital and at Methodist Hospital, both within a mile radius of Riley Hospital.

In addition to diverse inpatient experiences, Indiana University offers opportunities for training in outpatient care. As one of only 10 pediatric residency programs in the US to be awarded the Dyson Community Initiative Grant, Indiana University has received multi-million dollar funding to expand and improve experiences of pediatrics residents in the community setting.

Residents may elect to take advantage of the diverse and unique electives at IU that allow residents to tailor their training for individualized career goals including international elective opportunities. IU faculty have also established a Women and Children's Hospital at our sister school in Kenya to provide clinical care and conduct NIH-supported research.

IU Pediatrics is consistently ranked in the top 10% of all Pediatrics Departments nationally in NIH funding. IU Pediatrics boasts an acclaimed and diverse faculty with broad academic strengths in basic science, human translational research, health outcomes research and medical informatics. For pediatric residents who want to pursue academic medicine and research, IU offers the Morris Green Scholars Program. The Morris Green Scholars Program is a unique postdoctoral physician scientist training program for pediatric residents and fellows designed to develop the clinical and scientific acumen required to bring novel therapies to patients.

At IU, we are dedicated to educating tomorrow's leaders in pediatric patient care. Our unique combination of general pediatrics, subspecialty care, academic medicine, and research along with our dedicated and distinguished faculty and state of the art facilities provide our residents with an exemplary training experience for establishing a fulfilling and gratifying career in pediatrics.

D. Wade Clapp, MD
Richard L. Schreiner Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics