Brian Leland, MD

Brian Leland, MD

Assistant Professor, Section of Pediatric Critical Care
Associate Fellowship Director for the Fairbanks Clinical Medical Ethics Fellowship

Email: brleland@iupui.edu



Pediatric Critical care, ethics

Areas of Interest

Brian Leland is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  He completed his fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis IN.  Additionally, he serves as associate fellowship director for the Fairbanks Clinical Medical Ethics Fellowship.  Dr. Leland is passionate about the application and integration of ethical principles as they pertain to management of pediatric patients, with particular interests in trust-building in the doctor-patient relationship as well as the effects of physical touch between caregiver and child during hospitalization.  


2006 BS, Indiana University
2010 MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
2013 Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine
2015 Fellowship, Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics
2016 Fellowship in Critical care, Indiana University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

2011 Riley Hospital for Children Red Shoes award
2015 Riley Hospital for Children Red Shoes award
2013 Emergency Medicine Residency - Outstanding Teacher Award


Riley Hospital for Children

Research & Grants

Standardization for Withdrawal of Support in a Pediatric ICU, Quality Improvement Project, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Feb 2014 – Present.

Blood Culture Documentation Error Rate in a Pediatric Hospital, Quality Improvement Project. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, 2010-2013

Current Grants

Project ROSE, Investigator. IU Health Values Grant. 2014-present

Representative Publications

Teagarden, Alicia, Leland, Brian, Rowan, Courtney, Lutfi, Riad.  Thiamine Deficiency Causing Refractory Lactic Acidosis in a Neonate with Malignant Pertussis on ECMO.  Crit Care Med 2015 Volume 43, Number 12(suppl.).  #1211al Care Medicine 2008 Nov; 9(6):e43-6

Hoover W, Ackerman V, Shamberger M, Kumar M, Marshalleck F, Hoyer M, The Congenital Porto-Caval Fistula: A Unique Presentation and Novel Intervention. Pediatric Pulmonology 2008 Feb; 43(2): 196-9

Abrams M, Ackerman V, Engle W, Primary Unilateral Pulmonary Hypoplasia: Neonate through Early Childhood – Case Report, Radiographic Diagnosis and Review of the Literature, J of Perinatology 2004; 24:667-670.

DiGirolamo A, Quittner A, Ackerman V, Stevens J. Identification and Assessment of Ongoing Stressors in Adolescents with Chronic Illness: An Application of the Behavior-Analytic Model. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology. 26(1):53-66, 1997 Mar. 97214704

Ahmed S, Leland B, Rigby M, Nitu M: Sedation for VCUG: Is Intranasal Dexmedetomidine a viable alternative?  2014 Mar; Vol 42 Issue 2 pp 269-270.  Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.