Indiana University School of Medicine


Indianapolis, IN

Date Posted

November 17, 2021

The Department of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is pleased to announce a search for our Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program. IUSM provides outstanding clinical training in the full breadth and depth of pediatrics with a diverse set of experiences. We provide family-centered, state-of-the-art care for the children of Indiana. Program residents develop careers as primary care pediatricians, hospitalists, subspecialists, researchers, community and public health providers, global health innovators, and other leadership positions. Each year, the program accepts 25 categorical pediatrics residents in addition to other unique combined pediatrics programs. With more than 350,000 out patient visits annually we offer training across the variety of conditions and diseases affecting children. Ranked in the top 10 departments of Pediatrics in the United States in NIH funding our research benefits not only children in Indiana, but children throughout the world. There are numerous unique opportunities for trainees at IUSM/Riley Hospital for Children  including one of the most robust global health programs in the United States (AMPATH), physician-scientist development training (Morris Green Scholars). There are also robust diversity scholar pipeline programs that we lead that begin in high school and undergraduate training. The leadership in the Department of Pediatrics is diverse with 70% of the Division Chiefs being women and 25% of Chiefs are URiM scholars.  There are resources for the program director to advance their own priorities.

As we announce recruitment for a new Pediatric Residency Program Director, we are excited to welcome new perspectives, diverse ideas and innovation that we expect faculty candidates will bring to this position. IUSM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or marital status. IUSM Department of Pediatrics encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

Dr. Jerry Rushton is in his 19th year as the Pediatric Residency Program Director and we are pleased that he will be staying on in a mentorship role during the transition and then beyond with a focus on our combined pediatric residency programs (Triple Board Pediatrics, EM-Peds, Child Neurology, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Pediatric Genetics).

A position description is available upon request, and please feel free to reach out to the Vice Chair of Education, Dr. Bobbi Byrne, at with questions you may have. To apply, please send a letter of intent and a CV to Dr. Byrne, via her administrative assistant, Jessica Darling:  no later than Wednesday December 1, 2021.


Bobbi J. Byrne, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Pediatric Education
Director of NRP, Outreach, and Simulation Based Medical Education
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine | Department of Pediatrics

Pronouns: She, her, hers

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health
705 Riley Hospital Drive | RI 5837
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Office: 317.944.0225

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