Courtney Rowan, MD

Courtney Rowan, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Fellowship Director

Email: coujohns@iu.edu



Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Areas of Interest

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, ARDS, mechanical ventilation, high frequency ventilation

Dr. Courtney Rowan received her medical degree from Northwestern University before completing her residency and fellowship with the Indiana University School of Medicine.  Dr. Rowan is a dedicated physician and researcher with an interest in improving the outcomes of immunocompromised children with respiratory failure.  She is active in this field of research and has led and participated in multi-centered studies.   Dr. Rowan also serves as the fellowship director for the section of Pediatric Critical Care, allowing her to oversee the progress of physicians seeking additional training in the field.  Outside of work, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.


2006 MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
2009 Internship and Residency, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children
2012 Fellowship, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children

Honors & Awards

2011 Clinical/Translational Research Award, Indiana University Cancer Research Day



Research & Grants

RISTOP: RSV infection in stem cell transplant and oncology patients – A multicenter Study: Project PI

Pathogen Identification in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients with Suspected Lower Respiratory Tract Infection – a multicenter Study – Center PI

SPROUT: Sepsis prevalence and outcome study in pediatric – A multicenter study – Center PI

Rowan CM, Nitu, ME, Swigonski NL, Renbarger J, Fluid overload predicts respiratory failure in the transplant admission. – Work in Progress

Rowan CM and the HSCT subgroup of PALISI, Survey of Intensive care management of Respiratory Failure in Children with Hematopoietic stem cell Transplants – A Multicenter Retrospective Study - Work in progress

Rowan CM, Nitu M, Swigonski NL, Renbarger J, Riley Children’s Foundation, Predicting respiratory failure in the pediatric HSCT patient, Principle Investigator, Indianapolis, 2015-2016

Rowan CM, Leland B, Nitu M, Indiana University Health Values Grant Project ROSE: Reach Out Soothe and Embrace, Principle Investigator, Indianapolis 2014-2016

Rowan, CM, Ackerman VL, Indiana University Health Values Grant, Improving the Management of the Critical Airway, Principle Investigator, Indianapolis 2013-2015

Representative Publications

Rowan CM, Gertz S, Fitzgerald J, et al; Management of Acute Respiratory Failure in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation - A Multicenter Study, under review Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2015

Rowan CM, Baloglu O, McArthur J; Non-infectious Pulmonary Complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplantations, Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care, January 2015

Rowan CM, Swigonski NL, Ahmed SS, Hedlund TL, Speicher RH, Implementation of continuous Capnography Decreases the Utilization of Blood Gases, Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, February 2015

Rowan CM, Nitu ME, Ribgy MR; Inconsistencies in Care of the Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipient with Respiratory Failure: Opportunity for Standardization and Improved Outcome, Pediatric Transplantation, March 2014

Rowan CM, Cristea O, Greathouse ST, Coleman JJ, Nitu ME, Preemptive Use of High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Pediatric Burn Patients, Journal of Burn Care and Research, March/April 2013

Rowan CM, Miller KE, Beadsley AL, Ahmed SS, Rojas LA, Hedlund RL, Speicher RH, Nitu ME, Alteplase use for Malfunctioning Central Venous Catheters Increases the Risk of Cather Associated Blood Stream Infection, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, March 2013

Rowan, CM; Hege, KM; Speicher, RH; Goodman, M; Perkins, SM; Slaven JE; Westenkirchner, DF; Haut, PR; Nitu, ME Oxygenation Index Predicts Mortality in Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Recipients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation, Pediatric transplantation September 2012 pubmed ID: 22708708

Rowan CM, Speicher RH, Mangus RS, Tector AJ, Vianna RM, Nitu ME, Treatment of the Multivisceral or Intestinal Transplant Patient in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric transplantation, November 2012 (PUBMED ID: 22835086

Greathouse ST, Hadad I, Zieger M, Nitu, ME, Rowan CM, Coleman JJ, High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilators in Burn Patients: The Riley Hospital for Children Experience, Journal of Burn Care and Research, May 2011 PUBMED ID 21979847