14500-Edwards, Mark

Mark L. Edwards, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

699 Riley Hospital Drive
RR 208

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Mark Edwards is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics within the Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.  Initially a general pediatrician in Wisconsin for nine years, Dr. Edwards entered the Neonatal Fellowship Program with Riley in 2002. He is the former medical director of the IUH North NICU and currently a staff neonatologist at IUH North, a level 3 NICU. Dr. Edwards has a rich family life, and a wide range of interests including outdoor activities including rock climbing and bicycling, cooking, and ongoing Spanish language immersion.

Key Publications

1. Smith, D., G. Harding, J. Chan, M. Edwards, J. Hank, D. Muller and F. Sobhi.  Potency of 10  BCG vaccines as evaluated by their influence on the bacillemic phase of experimental airborne tuberculosis in guinea pigs. J.Biol. Stand., 7:179-197, 1979.

2. Hank, J., J. Chan, M. Edwards, D. Muller and D. Smith.  Influence of the virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis on protection induced by bacille Calmette-Guerin in guinea pigs.
J. Inf. Dis., 143:734-738, 1981.

3. Edwards, M., D. Muller and D. Smith. Influence of vaccination-challenge interval on the protective efficacy of bacille Calmette-Guerin against low virulence Mycobacterium tuberculosis .
J. Inf. Dis., 143:739-741, 1981.

4. Edwards, M., J. Goodrich, D. Muller, A. Pollack, J. Ziegler and D. Smith. Infection with  Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare and the protective effects of bacille Calmette-Guerin. J. Inf. Dis., 145:733-741, 1982.

5. Muller, D., M. Edwards and D. Smith.  Changes in iron, transferrin and body temperature in experimental airborne legionellosis. J. Inf. Dis., 147:302-307, 1983.

6. Edwards, M., R. McDade, G. Schoolnik, J. Rothbard and E. Gotschlich. Antigenic analysis of gonococcal pili using monoclonal antibodies. J. Exp. Med., 160:1782-1791, 1984.

7. Smith, D., A. Ladefoged, P. Resser and M. Edwards.  Does trypsin extract soluble antigen meet the criteria of immunogenicity without allergenicity? Tubercle  65:105-110, 1984.

8. Ziegler, J., M. Edwards and D. Smith. Exogenous reinfection in experimental airborne tuberculosis. Tubercle  66:121-128, 1985.

9. Falkowski, W., M. Edwards and A. Schaeffer.  Inhibitory effects of substituted aromatic hydrocarbons on adherence of Escherichia coli to human vaginal epithelial cells.  Inf. & Imm.  52:863-866, 1986.

10. Prabhakar, R., P. Venkataraman, R. Vallishayee, P. Resser, S. Musa, R. Hashim, Y. Kim, C. Dimmer, E. Wiegeshaus, M. Edwards and D. Smith. Virulence for guinea pigs of tubercle bacilli isolated from the sputum of participants in the BCG trial, Chingleput district, south India. Tubercle 68:3-17, 1987.

11. Edwards M, Yoder MC. Hematologic disorders, in Hertz DA (ed): Care of the Newborn. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 197-206, 2005



Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Education
    2005 FEL Neonatology Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine
    1993 RES Pediatrics Residency, University of Cincinnati
    1990 FEL Surgery Research Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
    1989 RES Surgery Residency, University of Cincinnati
    1987 MD University of Wisconsin
    1983 FEL Fellowship, The Rockefeller University
    1981 PhD University of Wisconsin
    1980 MS University of Wisconsin
    1977 BA University of Wisconsin
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests

    1. Adaptation of AAP/ Neonatology education to Audience Response format.

    2. Writing textbook regarding acquisition of Spanish as second language.

    3. Working with Hispanic immigrant families and their access to healthcare.

    IU Health North

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