It can be upsetting to discover unexplained symptoms in your child or to learn that he or she has contracted a serious infectious disease. The Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health helps children and families affected by infectious diseases overcome or manage these conditions. You can feel better knowing that our highly skilled and experienced professionals are helping your child.
We have extensive experience diagnosing and treating children of all ages who have infectious diseases. Our specialists focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of children with serious infections such as meningitis, pneumonia, Kawasaki disease and other infections.
As a major referral facility, we are responsible for the evaluation and care of children with complex infectious diseases. We provide inpatient care for nearly 1,000 children a year and consult with all pediatric and surgical departments within Riley at IU Health. We also provide outpatient care and consultative services.
We are advocates for children’s health. We participate in a variety of programs to promote children’s health by:
- Offering infectious disease prevention and community education
- Supporting collaborative efforts for vaccine usage and treatment guidelines
- Providing pediatric human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) programs
- Promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics) to improve patient outcomes and reduce microbial resistance
Conditions & Services
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
Our team of board certified pediatricians specializes in pediatric infectious diseases. All of our doctors serve as faculty members of the Indiana University School of Medicine. They often speak at national conferences and publish extensively on pediatric infectious diseases.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
Department Forms & Resources
Department Forms & Resources
The Infectious Diseases at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
The Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health offers the following specialty programs:
With the new Coronavirus or COVID-19 the topic of discussion across the U.S., your kids may start to ask questions about what it is or if they’re going to get it. Dr. John Christenson, a Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist with the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health gives information and tips on how to address questions and talk to your children about the virus.Continue reading
For Health Professionals
We work with referring physicians to provide specialized care to children with infectious diseases. Physicians can reach an infectious disease specialist at 317.944.5000. For consultations or referrals, please call 317.944.7260 or send a fax to 317.948.0860. Physicians may also call the Riley at IU Health 24/7 Transfer Center at 317.963.3333.
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Riley at IU Health works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond.Refer A Patient
We are committed to educating and training medical students, physician assistants, residents and fellows. The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at the IU School of Medicine is based at Riley at IU Health. It is a three-year program that prepares fellows for a career as an academic pediatric infectious disease specialist.