When it comes to medical care, children need doctors, nurses and other clinicians who understand the anatomical and emotional differences in patients whose bodies and brains are still forming. Clinical care in the Department of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine is focused on the whole child, and parents and families are considered partners in the health care decision-making process. Doctors in this department work closely with the entire pediatric care team—from nurses and therapists to child life and social work professionals. They also take seriously their role as partner with a child’s local and community care team at home.
At IU School of Medicine, pediatric clinicians provide care in 18 subspecialized areas of medicine. Department of Pediatrics faculty are highly respected in their fields and take pride in training the next generation of pediatricians. The department seeks pediatric residents and fellows with a passion for caring for children, who want to help the department and school continually improve health care, and who are dedicated to conducting innovative clinical research treatments and therapies.