Stacey Tarvin, MD MS

Stacey Tarvin, MD MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Phone: 317-274-2172
Email: starvin@iu.edu
699 Riley Hospital Drive, RR307
Indianapolis, IN 46202  



Pediatric Rheumatology

Areas of Interest

Clinical Research; Psychosocial effects of chronic disease on children and their families; resiliency; medical education


A lifelong Hoosier, Dr. Tarvin grew up in southeast Indiana. She completed her medical training at Indiana University and has practiced at Riley Hospital since that time. She is the associate program director for the Peditric Rheumatology fellowship and the Section Educatoin director for pediatric rheumatology. She is a fellow in the American College of Rheumatology and the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Childhood Arthritis Rheumatology and Research Alliance and Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group. She is married with three rambunctious children. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, travel and anything Walt Disney.

2001 BS, Eastern Kentucky University
2005 MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
2008 Internship and Pediatric Residency, Riley Hospital for Children
2011 Fellowship, Pediatric Rheumatology, Riley Hospital for Children
2011 MS, Clinical Research, Indiana University

Honors & Awards

  • Red Shoe Award, Department of Pediatrics, Riley Hospital for Children, April/May 2012
  • E. Jane Brownly Award, Department of Pediatrics, Riley Hospital for Children, 2005
  • Fellow in Travel Scholarship, American College of Rheumatology, 2009 & 2010
  • ROC MSA3 MVP Star, June 2012


Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Riley Outpatient Center (ROC), MSA3
705 Riley Hospital Drive, 3rd floor
Indianapolis, IN 46202

IU North Medical Center
11725 N Illinois Street, Suite 450
Carmel, IN 46032

Research & Grants


Kesler KA, Tarvin SE, Brooks JA, Rieger KM, Lehman GA, Brown JW Thoracoscopy-Assisted Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia: Results of a Minimally Invasive Technique. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2004; 77:385-92.

Tarvin SE, Ballinger SH (2006). Henoch-Schonlein purpura. Current Paediatrics 2006; 16, 259-263.

Hage CA, Bowyer SL, Tarvin SE, Helper D, Kleiman MB Wheat J. Recognition, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Histoplasmosis Complicating Tumor Necrosis Factor Blocker Therapy. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2010;50:85-92.

Dang, Do A, Umoren RA, Tarvin SE, Heilbrunn BR , Mahajerin A., Bowyer SL . SLE in a 3-month old Male Presenting As Thrombocytopenia. Lupus 2010 Dec 10.

*Skeeters, ST, Taylor, NM, Raches, CM, Tarvin, SE. Influence of Psychological Factors on the Agreement Between Child, Caregiver, and Physician Ratings of Disease Severity in Rheumatologic Diseases. Families, Systems, and Health. (RESUBMITTED)

*Tarvin SE, Taylor NM, Raches CM, Hansel, JE, Macharoni LM. Prevalence of Depression and Concomitant Risk Factors in Children with Rheumatic Disease. JAMA. (SUBMITTED/Revise and resubmit)

*Thompson, Tonia and Stacey E. Tarvin. A Case of Arthritis and Parenchymal Lung Disease in a pediatric patient. Annals of American Thoracic Society. Submitted 9/30/13, request for revise and resubmit.