The Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease is located in Riley Hospital for Children in downtown Indianapolis. We provide inpatient care for more than 900 patients by providing either primary infectious disease care or acting as consultants to the 31 pediatric and surgical subspecialty service areas at Riley. We also act as advocates for children's health issues, including community educational programs, HIV, collaborative efforts in support of vaccine usage, treatment guidelines for infectious illnesses and support for state and regional legislative groups for improving screening and preventative care for Indiana's children.
The Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease is staffed by 7 Indiana University School of Medicine faculty, a clinical nurse specialist, a medical assistant, an administrative specialist and an executive secretary. The Infection Control program at Riley is based within our center. Our faculty are responsible for educating medical students in one of the largest medical schools in the country. In addition, our faculty train categorical and combined pediatric residents, in a large academic program, on all aspects of the care of children with infectious diseases. Two adjunct faculty members contribute to the mission of the Center.
Our pediatric infectious disease specialists also evaluate children at IU Health Methodist, Wishard, and IU Health University hospitals; and at IU Health North Hospital. They provide comprehensive outpatient care through the Riley Ryan White Center for Infectious Disease at IU Health located in the Riley Outpatient Center at IU Health.
We serve patients from throughout the state of Indiana, surrounding states and 25 countries. In 2009, patients were referred by more than 160 primary and specialty physicians. Our faculty also evaluate children with infectious diseases at Methodist, Wishard and University Hospitals as well as Indiana University Health North Hospital and provide comprehensive outpatient care in the Riley Outpatient Center. We participate in the Indiana Medical Access and Communication Systems (IMACS) network, a phone network that provides diagnostic and therapeutic support to physicians throughout Indiana and adjacent states.
- Riley HIV/AIDS Care at IU Health: Follows 90% of Indiana's HIV+ children. These include children seeking care for documented pediatric HIV/AIDS infection or infants who were exposed at birth and whose HIV status is under active diagnostic investigation. Counseling is provided on site at each visit.
- Pediatric Infectious Disease/Evaluation Clinic: Provides expert evaluation and care of children with a multiplicity of medical conditions including recurrent and periodic fever syndromes, fever of unknown origin, acute and chronic lymphadenopathy, tuberculosis, recurrent skin and soft tissue infections, and musculoskeletal infections. The clinic also provides followup to children initially evaluated and treated as inpatients at Riley.
- Pediatric Histoplasmosis Clinic: Dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of histoplasmosis in children. Care is given to children with unusual presentations and complicated clinical courses. Faculty serve as consulting experts for clinicians worldwide.
- Pediatric Travel Medicine Clinic at Riley is dedicated to providing comprehensive travel advice to families with small children and adolescents traveling overseas. It is devoted to the prevention of travel-related medical problems in the young international traveler, and to evaluating and treating pediatric travel-related illnesses. The most common of these include malaria, hepatitis A, diarrheal disease, typhoid fever, yellow fever, tuberculosis and a variety of parasitic infections. Families receive extensive education in preparation for travel, including up-to-the-minute medical issues prevalent in the area of their travel. In addition, the clinic offers the appropriate medications, vaccines and most importantly, advice needed to protect travelers. The clinic provides care for children of all ages as well as for accompanying adult family members.
For Consultations or Referrals
Referrals to our clinics and inpatient service can be made by calling our main phone line or fax.
For hospital transfers, physicians can also reach the infectious disease specialist-on-call by calling 317.944.5000 or by calling the IU Health Transfer Center at 317.963.3333.
The Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease at IU Health participates in the Indiana Medical Access and Communication Systems (IMACS), a phone network that provides diagnostic and therapeutic support to physicians through Indiana and adjacent states.
IMACS Local 317.916.3500
IMACS Toll-free 800.622.4989