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Division Chief, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
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The Indiana University School of Medicine, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics seeks a Division Chief who will lead the division to national and international prominence as a clinical, educational and research center of excellence in neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders.


  • Advance the clinical, educational, and research efforts and capabilities of the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, the Department of Pediatrics, and the IU School of Medicine.
  • Promote the academic careers of faculty and fellows.
  • Direct the continued delivery of state-of-the-art neurodevelopmental and behavioral care to the children and youth of Indiana and the Midwest region.
  • Promote an innovative, team-based approach to clinical care through development of systems and value-based care.
  • Provide leadership to support ongoing collaboration and growth of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral System.
  • Strengthen and support further development of NDD residency and DBP fellowship.
  • Contribute to the clinical, teaching and/or research missions of the LEND Interdisciplinary Training Program.
  • Promote new research in the field through their own efforts or alternatively faculty in the Division. Expertise of the successful candidate may be basic, clinical, translational or implementation science research.

Opportunities for Collaboration and Research:

  • The Department of Pediatrics at IUSM/Riley Hospital for Children is a 360 member faculty that is consistently within the top 10 pediatric departments in NIH funded research in the United States (JAMA Peds 2018 #8) and has 18 Fellowship programs. There is a new large pediatric clinical research center, a new pediatric outpatient center dedicated to general pediatrics and neurodevelopment related divisions in pediatrics, genetics, and psychiatry. There are also State-of-the-art laboratories in a dedicated pediatric research building, a clinical research center, a well-functioning biobank, six T32 fellow training grants and two K12s that support research in the Department. Our nationally recognized Division of Children’s Health Research is available for collaboration and as a resource for combined fellowships with developmental pediatrics. The Department also has research relationships with the Regenstrief Institute in Health Informatics, and the Starke Neuroscience Research Center.
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals and with the 316 beds is the only hospital in Indiana that is nationally-ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. We provide expert, family-centered pediatric care for every child who needs it. We have 300,000 outpatient visits each year and 17,000 inpatient admissions. Other important resources include Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Burn Unit, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program and Pediatric Dialysis Program. Riley offers more clinical trials for children than any other hospital in the state and treats the vast majority of children in Indiana diagnosed with cancer. The recent addition of a new Pediatric Care Center (PCC) provides a centralized location for the divisions of General Pediatrics, Developmental Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Child Development, Pediatric Psychiatry and the LEND program. Having all of these divisions located in the same building provide unique clinical, education, and research opportunities for the comprehensive care of children with neurodevelopmental and behavioral services across the entire childhood/young adult age spectrum in one location.  
  • Riley Maternity & Newborn Health at IU Health, a new comprehensive statewide program consisting of a hospital-based center and an expanded perinatal network is being developed.
  • The IUPUI Center for Translating Research Into Practice (https://trip.iupui.edu/) is one of several strategic initiatives of the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. IUPUI is also home to the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (https://indianactsi.org/), a statewide research partnership. Through these programs, faculty have access to a wide variety of research development resources such as funding (both internal and external), events and workshops, proposal development, and commercialization support (https://research.iu.edu/).
  • The Riley Child Development Center (RCDC), Indiana’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND) Program has been funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for 50 years. RCDC annually trains a cohort of future leaders in NDD in clinical, teaching, and research arenas through didactic and clinical sessions.
  • Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral System (NDBS) - Over the last six years, our faculty formed NDBS to improve services for Indiana children with neurodevelopmental or behavioral care needs. To date, we have developed a network of 15 statewide Early Evaluation hubs to increase access to diagnosis and management of children with developmental delays or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our NDBS faculty is working on aligning primary, secondary, and tertiary care services within IU Health/ Riley for improved care.
  • Several prominent multidisciplinary clinics include: Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Program, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clinic, Down Syndrome, and Feeding Team.
  • Strong commitment to recruiting diverse learners and faculty.



  • MD, DO or MD-PhD degrees; eligible for licensure in Indiana
  • Board Certified in DBP and/or NDD
  • A minimum of 4-7 years’ experience in clinical, educational, or research excellence in neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders
  • Progressive leadership experience in academic medicine
  • Academic credentials appropriate for an appointment for Associate Professor or Professor on the clinical-educator or tenure track
Posted: 2019-05-22 Expires: 2019-06-21

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Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

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