Join Indiana's only Pediatric Rheumatology division at Riley Children's Health

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is seeking a full-time Pediatric Rheumatologist to join the dynamic and growing Division at IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. The successful candidate will enjoy a collaborative and innovative team in the state's only board-certified group and one of the largest in the country.  Our faculty is a balanced mixture of all academic levels and years of experience who are invested in delivering best patient care in a collegial environment, and well-equipped to manage patient care for a wide spectrum of conditions with access to the newest and most promising medicines and treatment protocols in field.  

The Department of Pediatrics at Riley Children's is a 400-member faculty that representants the breadth and depth of all pediatric subspecialties. We are consistently within the top 10 pediatric departments in NIH funded research in the United States (Peds 2023 #7 among all medical schools and #3 among all public institutions) and have 19 Fellowship programs.  The campus includes state-of-the-art laboratories in a dedicated pediatric research building, a comprehensive clinical research center, and a well-functioning biobank that all support research in the Department. 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.

Position Highlights 

  • Join eight faculty physicians, two fellows, five dedicated pediatric rheumatology nurses, five clinical research specialists, and dedicated support staff.
  • Enjoy a strong work/life balance with a standard schedule and equitable shared call coverage
  • Deliver excellent care through inpatient consultative services at Riley Children’s Hospital, outpatient consultation, and ongoing care of children with rheumatologic diseases in local and outreach clinics. Multidisciplinary clinics include TMJ-JIA, Ophthalmology-Rheumatology Uveitis and Immune Dysregulation. 
  • Embrace academic duties with learners of all levels including IUSM students, residents, fellows and junior faculty; support the growth of the division through active recruitment, and an innovative approach to generate interest the pediatric rheumatology subspecialty
  • Riley Children's is a dedicated site for clinical research and active in national groups; maintain involvement in the Arthritis Foundation, Cure JM, and through clinical studies sponsored by Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) and the Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (PRCSG)
  • Faculty appointment of assistant, associate, or professor rank on a non-tenure track
  • Comprehensive benefits package through IU School of Medicine: competitive academic compensation, group insurance, liability, malpractice, & tail coverage provided; Generous 401k company match; vacation, CME, professional dues & memberships reimbursements; IU Early Incentive Stipend (if applicable)


  • ABMS Pediatric Rheumatology fellowship
  • BC Pediatrics, BC/BE Pediatric Rheumatology 
  • Physician MD/DO/MD-PhD, licensed in Indiana or eligible with clean license

Learn more about Riley Children's Pediatric Rheumatology division, and contact dedicated IU Health physician recruiter, Kathryn Coble with an interest to apply.

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 seventh in the nation for NIH Research funding, totaling more than $38 million in 2022. 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.

Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians and Indiana University School of Medicine are EOE/AA Employers, M/F/D.