Program Overview (PE)

The St.Vincent Pediatric Residency program was established in 2007. Medical education has been part of the heritage of St.Vincent for over 120 years. The new Pediatric Residency joined the well established primary care programs of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and OB/GYN.

Our residents primarily work in three different facilities on the main St.Vincent Campus:

  • Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent - This facility is dedicated to serving the unique needs of children and adolescents throughout Indiana and the surrounding states. It houses 46 general pediatric beds and 15 PICU beds. In addition the hospital has 24/7 in-house presence of board certified physicians: pediatric hospitalists, intensivists and emergency medicine physicians. Pediatric Residents complete PICU rotations their second and third year of training. Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital is also home to the Hilbert Pediatric Emergency Department which houses 17 beds and is staffed by Emergency Medicine physicians specially trained in Pediatrics to give more appropriate care to our young patients. Pediatric Residents complete a PEDS ED rotation every year of their training and are taught by a staff of physicians who are double-boarded in Emergency Medicine (EM)/Peds or Peds with EM Fellowship Training, along with six pediatricians who provide double coverage during peak hours.
  • The Women’s Hospital at St.Vincent - This hospital is dedicated to the care of women and their newborns. It is the largest free-standing hospital in central Indiana devoted exclusively to health care for women of all ages. At St Vincent Women’s Hospital, women and their families experience patient-centered care within a healing environment that is focused on caring for the entire patient—body, mind and spirit. In-house neonatologists are on staff 24/7. This is the home of the state’s largest NICU; it houses both the Level III Perinatal Center and a Level IIIC NICU in one building, with 85 beds. Ten of these beds compose the Continuing Care Nursery and are dedicated to those infants requiring a level of care above the normal newborn nursery but not an intensive care setting. Pediatric Residents complete a NICU rotation every year of their training
  • Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center - Opened in 2007, this buildings the home of the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic. The pediatric clinic sees an average of 500 patients a week and is staffed by dedicated pediatricians, an adolescent medicine pediatrician, a developmental pediatrician and a pediatric psychiatrist. Pediatric Residents complete an Outpatient Clinic rotation every year of their training at the Primary Care Center. The resident continuity clinics take place in this setting as well. First and second year residents have one half day a week of continuity clinic with the third year residents scheduled for two half day clinics per week.

Pediatric Residents also complete rotations at various specialty and subspecialty locations on the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and St. Vincent Campus. Below are just a few:

  • Pediatric Cardiology: The Children’s Heart Center at St. Vincent is a proud part of both St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent. It is a regional center of excellence in the care of children with heart disease. The Children’s Heart Center at St. Vincent has achieved numerous milestones in the past decade including, the first to perform an arterial switch repair in a 4-pound newborn, the first to successfully construct a right ventricular outflow tract, repair the tricuspid valve and place a central shunt in a newborn and is also the first pediatric care center in Indiana to transmit echocardiographic images from a remote location to the cardiology office.
  • Pediatric Endocrinology: The St. Vincent Diabetes Center works with the endocrinology team at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. Residents work with a team of three endocrinologists, a nurse practitioner and a team of diabetes educators. The team treats children with various disorders, including: growth and puberty disorders, pituitary and thyroid disorders, childhood obesity and Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: The Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases provides pediatric patients the latest advancements in cancer care. Pediatric residents are taught by the oncology team that includes four board certified pediatric hematologists/oncologists, pediatric surgeons experienced in complex cancer surgeries as well as a team of nurses, radiologists, pharmacists, radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons and pathologists.
  • Pediatric Neurology: The St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute is partnered with the neurology team at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. Pediatric residents are taught by pediatric neurologists that provide care for; neurobehavioral and memory disorders, neuromuscular disorders, development disorders, cerebrovascular disease, Tourette’s syndrome in addition to other areas in child neurology.
  • Pediatric Nephrology: The St. Vincent Organ Transplantation Program partners with the pediatric nephrology team which prides itself on rapid assessment and listing for transplant. The nephrology team at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital specializes in caring for infants, children and adolescents with kidney disorders. Pediatric Residents completing a rotation with the nephrology team are exposed to conditions a wide range of kidney disorders including: acute and chronic renal failure, diabetic kidney disease, nephritic syndrome, along with post-transplant patients.
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology: Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent has the largest pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) group in Indiana. The ENT group has specialties that include: complex head, neck and airway surgeries, cochlear implants, dysphasia evaluations, bone-anchored hearing aids, as well as routine ENT procedures.
  • Pediatric Pulmonology: Pediatric Residents are taught by pulmonary specialists that treat a wide range of respiratory conditions in young patients. These conditions include: asthma, brochiolitis, vocal cord dysfunction, pneumonia, congenital lung anomalies, broncho-pulmonary dysplasia as well as sleep related problems, such as obstructive sleep apnea and complex sleep apnea.