Mary R. Rouse, MD

Mary R. Rouse, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Phone: (t) 317-295-0608 (f) 317-295-0622
Email: mrouse@iuhealth.org
6640 Intech Blvd., Ste. 195, Indianapolis, IN 46278



Adolescent Medicine; Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

Clinical: medical, nutritional and psychological care of patients with eating disorders
Research: Natural History and Course of Eating Disorders

For over sixteen years, Dr. Rouse has provided comprehensive medical, nutritional and psychological care to patients with eating disorders. She also mentors others and provides training for medical residents on the treatments and effects of eating disorders who otherwise would not receive such practical and comprehensive information on this psychiatric illness with little specialized treatment that has the highest mortality rate. Recognizing this challenge and lack of effective options, Dr. Rouse established Eating Disorders Center of Indiana, and later the Charis Center for Eating Disorders. With help from Clarian Health Partners and Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Rouse helped start the only Partial Hospital Program in Indiana. She continues her efforts to enhance the knowledge, develop the training, access the treatments and care for these individuals so desperately needing help. Not willing to stand by and avoid this often dangerous, and generally misunderstood illness, Dr. Rouse has successfully made a vital impact on the health of Indiana citizens by building comprehensive and cutting edge clinical services that provide care in Indiana and beyond.


1975 B.S., Nutrition, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
1979 M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
1985-87 Fellowship in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
1979-80 Pediatric Internship, Milwaukee Children’s Hospital
1980-92 Pediatric Residency, Milwaukee Children’s Hospital

Honors & Awards

2009 Torchbearer Award sponsored by the Indiana Commission for Women
2011 AMA Women’s Physician Congress Mentor Award


Provider Clinics

Charis Center


Phone: (t) 317-295-0608 (f) 317-295-0622
6640 Intech Blvd., Ste. 195
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Research & Grants

Representative Publications