Laura Pacholski, MD

Laura Pacholski, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Email: lapachol@iu.edu




Pediatric Critical Care

Areas of Interest

Parent-Medical staff dynamics/communication;  Nurse Retention; Creating a "happy" work environment in high acuity setting.

Having been a staff member in the PICU prior to the inception of 24/7 coverage, Dr. Laura Pacholski has been involved in the growth of an ICU that provides care for patients amongst the highest level of acuity in the nation. Working nights, she demonstrates the ability to effectively and safely triage, prioritize, and manage children in several areas of the hospital: including the patients already in the PICUs, patients with decompensation on the wards, patients initially stabilized in the Emergency Room but with critical illness, and those requiring transfer to our institution from outside facilities. This has allowed her to continue to expand her knowledge and critical care skills in a busy setting.  She provides consistent, accessible support to resident physicians and ancillary staff to maximize their learning experience while giving the best possible patient care. Dr. Pacholski prides herself on effectively and compassionately communicating with parents to improve their confidence and understanding in the treatment of their critically ill child.


1996 MD, Indiana University
1999 Internship and residency, Indiana University/Riley Hospital for Children

Honors & Awards

2007 Red Shoes Award Recipient



Research & Grants

Representative Publications