Department Leadership

D. Wade Clapp, MD

D. Wade Clapp, MDRichard L. Schreiner Professor and Chairman,
Department of Pediatrics
Professor Microbiology & Immunology
Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Physician In Chief, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Title:
Professor Microbiology & Immunology Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Physician In Chief, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Education:
BA, Hanover College, Indiana
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Neonatology, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Research Fellow, Ireland Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

About:
Dr. Clapp was named Chair of Pediatrics in September 2009. He is a neonatologist and a physician/scientist with an active lab and NIH grant support focusing on translational research. His research has been internationally acclaimed and has resulted in several clinical trials. He is also past director of the MD/PhD program at IU which is now an NIH designated Medical Scientist Training Program.

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David A. Ingram, Jr., MD

Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Hugh McK Landon Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Chief Medical Executive of Pediatrics, Indiana University Health Physicians 

Title:
Hugh McK Landon Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chief Medical Executive of Pediatrics, Indiana University Health Physicians Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University, School of Medicine

Education:
BA, Brown University, Providence, RI
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Master of Theology/Ethics, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN
Residency, University of California at San Francisco
Chief Resident, University of California at San Francisco
NIH Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

About:
Dr. David Ingram received his Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies from Brown University, Master’s Degree of Theology/Ethics from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and M.D. Degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed a Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency year at the University of California at San Francisco and a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. During fellowship, he was a fellow in the NIH funded Pediatric Scientist Development Program. Dr. Ingram is currently the Hugh McK Landon Professor of Pediatrics, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He serves as Director of the Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Ingram has published over 100 articles and book chapters. He has served in a variety of roles for numerous scientific meetings and has participated in National Institutes of Health Study Sections. He is a current member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and recently served as the President of the Society for Pediatric Research from 2012-13. Dr. Ingram’s research topics include the biology of Neurofibromatosis Type I, but most recently the discovery of the organization of the vascular endothelium into a hierarchy of endothelial stem and progenitor cells.

Aaron E. Carroll, MD

Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS
Vice Chair for Health Policy and Outcomes Research
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Dean for Research Marketing
Director, Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research
Director, Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research

Education:
BA, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia
Residency, University of Washington, Seattle
Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle
MS Health Services Research, University of Washington

About:
Dr. Carroll's current research interests include the use of information technology in pediatric health care, decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis, and health policy and professionals.

Mary Ciccarelli, MD

Mary Ciccarelli, MD

Vice Chair for Education
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics

Education:
BS, St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York
MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship, MSU Primary Care, Faculty Development, Lansing, MI

About:

Dr. Ciccarelli became the Vice Chair of Education in 2006, providing oversight of medical student, resident and fellow education and faculty development in the Department of Pediatrics.  She is a combined medicine-pediatric primary care faculty with expertise in the transition of youth with special health care needs.  She is a past program director of the IU Medicine-Pediatric residency and past President of the Med-Peds Program Directors Association. She currently serves on the Got Transition Advisory Board.

Stephen M. Downs, MD, MS

Stephen M. Downs, MD, MS
Vice Chair for General Pediatrics
Jean and Jerry Bepko Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Children’s Health Services Research

Education:
BA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
MS (Medical Informatics), Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

About:

Dr. Downs’s work is at the interface of decision sciences and medical informatics. He has published scores of articles on decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and utility theory over the last 20 years. He was on the executive board of the Society for Medical Decision Making. He has conducted cost-effectiveness analyses for the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Medical Genetics. He is the chair of the advisory committee for the Child Health Informatics Center at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. He received the AAP Oberst award for significant contributions to the field of clinical information technology.

Scott Denne, MD

Scott Denne, MD
Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research
Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine
Associate Director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Education:
AB, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
MD, State University of New York at Buffalo
Residency, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Fellowship, Neonatology, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital
NIH Trainee in Metabolism, Departments of Pediatrics and Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University

About:
Dr. Denne was named Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics for Clinical and Translational Research in 2007. He is the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Research and is on the American Board of Pediatrics-Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Sub-Board.

Mervin C. Yoder, MD

Mervin C. Yoder, MD
Vice Chair for Basic Research, Department of Pediatrics
Richard and Pauline Klingler Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Director, Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

Education:
BA, Malone College, Canton, OH
MA, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship, Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

About:
Dr. Yoder was named Vice Chair for Basic Research and Director of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research in 2008. He is an internationally acclaimed physician/scientist and is the PI on numerous past and present R01 and P01 awards. His work has been published in more than 170 peer reviewed articles.

Director, Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research