Destined to be a Pediatric Intensivist, Matthew Yuknis, MD, joined the Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics. Dr. Yuknis is also an adjunct professor within IUSMs Simulation Center. Additionally, he serves as Associate Medical Director for Pediatrics at Lifeline. In this role, Dr. Yuknis is responsible for oversight of emergent pediatric transport throughout the state of Indiana. Though originally from the Chicago area, all of his training was completed at IUSM making him a Hoosier, through and through.
Matt’s research to date has focused on the analysis of emergencies in the pre-hospital setting. His goal is to identify commonalities and better prepare staff in primary care physicians’ offices to address emergent pediatric events. Keeping with that goal, he also has a strong interest in medical education with specific focus in using simulation and new technology to improve education of medical providers at all levels. He is currently leading a national multicenter collaborative in this effort.
His interests are not limited to medicine. Dr. Yuknis is an accomplished musician, outdoorsman, cook, and loves to travel with his family. Dr. Yuknis and his wife are parents to three beautiful children and one Labrador retriever.