Division Chief: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Indiana University Health is announcing an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader at the Indiana University School of Medicine Riley Children's Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition division to further national and international prominence as a clinical, educational, and research center of excellence. The Department of Pediatrics at Riley is a 400-member faculty that is consistently within the top 10 pediatric departments in NIH funded research and 19 Fellowship programs.  Faculty are a collaborative, cohesive group with 3 important missions: clinical care, research, and medical education.

The division has a well-established ACGME accredited fellowship program with 6 fellows annually and an extremely busy clinical service with a referral base of ~5 million at 5 sites statewide with over 22,000 outpatient visits, 3,000 procedures, and ~900 hospital admissions annually. Multi-specialty clinics include eosinophilic esophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease, motility, liver/liver transplant, intestinal rehabilitation, gut/brain interaction disorders, celiac disease, and aerodigestive disorders, among others.  

Faculty would join a vibrant research community, with all faculty in the division conducting scholarly work in their area of expertise.  The group participates in ImproveCareNow and other inflammatory bowel disease networks, several NIH-funded pediatric liver disease research networks, short-gut registries, and more. One tenure track faculty oversees NIH funded projects in computerized clinical decision support in pediatric gastroenterology, automated depression and anxiety screening in pediatrics, and patient engagement research.  The Riley campus includes state-of-the-art laboratories, a comprehensive clinical research center, and a well-functioning biobank to support Department research. Our nationally recognized Division of Children’s Health Services Research and the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) are available for collaboration and as a resource. The Department also has robust research relationships with the Regenstrief Institute in Health Informatics, Purdue Biomedical Engineering and Cooke Biomedical in pediatric biodevices, and the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in developing and testing orphan drug therapeutics.   

The Division Chief will be responsible for:

  • Advancing the clinical, educational, and research efforts and capabilities of the Division, the Department of Pediatrics, and the IU School of Medicine
  • Promoting the academic careers of faculty and fellows
  • Directing the continued delivery of state-of-the-art consultation and care to the children and youth of Indiana and the Midwest region
  • Championing an innovative, team-based approach to clinical care and consultation through developing systems and value-based care
  • Providing leadership to support ongoing collaboration and growth of the Division
  • Strengthening and supporting further development of the Division
  • Pioneering new research in the field through their own efforts or alternatively faculty in the Division

Basic Qualifications:

  • MD, DO or MD-PhD degrees; eligible for licensure in Indiana
  • Board Certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in clinical, educational, or research excellence in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition
  • Progressive leadership experience in academic medicine
  • Expertise in basic, clinical, translational, or implementation science research
  • Academic credentials appropriate for an appointment as Associate Professor or Professor on the clinical educator or tenure track

Community Description

Indianapolis, Indiana, the 17th largest U.S. city, is a sophisticated city blending charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure.  Residents of this dynamic city enjoy:

  • Leading educational system and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population
  • Vibrant downtown offering arts, theaters, world-class museums, zoo, concerts and memorials
  • Named to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 list of the best places to live in the United States
  • Top ranked international airport: "Best Airport in North America" eleven consecutive years
  • Ranked by Niche in 2023 as one of the most diverse counties in America, as well as one of the best cities to live in and buy a house in the country
  • Lively nightlife, local wineries, retail, and cuisine with local flavors
  • Historic neighborhoods with surrounding cultural districts and low cost of living
  • Eagle Creek and the suburbs of Westfield and Fishers have been named to Money Magazine's list of the Best Places to Live in America
  • Collegiate and professional sports, golfing, boating and unique parks
  • Home of the Colts (NFL), Fever (WNBA), Pacers (NBA), Indians (MiLB), Indianapolis 500 (IndyCar), Indy Eleven (NASL), NCAA and USTA Midwest
  • Nation's largest half marathon (OneAmerica Mini-Marathon) and national biking awards
  • Close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati

Healthcare System/Hospital Description

For more than 95 years, Riley Hospital for Children has been one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. Each year, Riley Hospital provides compassionate care, support and comfort to more than 300,000 inpatients and outpatients from across Indiana, the nation and the world. Physicians at Riley Hospital provide comprehensive care, from the routine to the most complex, in every field of pediatric medicine and surgery.

Riley Hospital is nationally ranked as a top children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report, with national rankings in all ten pediatric specialties (including two specialties in the top ten), and is the only nationally ranked children's hospital in Indiana. Part of Indiana University Health, Riley Hospital enjoys a unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, giving our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.

In addition, Riley Hospital is ranked ninth in the nation for NIH Research funding, totaling more than $38.5 million in 2023. The Children's Clinical Research Center, located at Riley Hospital, is one of the largest pediatric research facilities in the country. Riley Hospital also offers one of the nation's largest outpatient care facilities for children.

At Riley Hospital for Children, we are committed to advancing a culture where all people can come together while we work to equitably improve the health of all Hoosiers. Working together, our health system fosters an environment in which differences are respected and valued. With a bold approach to diversity and inclusion, we are the place where many voices and perspectives come together to improve the health of our communities today and in the future.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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