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The Office of Clinical Affairs supports and advances patient care through medical education and research at IU School of Medicine.
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Clinical Affairs

Advancing scientific knowledge to patients

IU School of Medicine provides outstanding clinical care that incorporates the latest advances in scientific knowledge to all patients. The Office of Clinical Affairs supports and advances patient care through medical education and research in Indiana and worldwide.

Teaching physicians and medical students alike choose IU School of Medicine for access to a large and diverse patient population. Here, current and future physicians in the full range of specialty areas can work with world-class faculty, the most-up-to date medical research and modern technology. Patients choose IU School of Medicine physicians and clinicians for the same reasons.

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With 25 academic departments, IU School of Medicine faculty and students are involved in every major area of medicine, including both basic science and clinical science. The school’s relentless emphasis on advancing medical research to improve patient care and clinical outcomes inspires strong internal collaboration as well as private-industry partnerships, generous funding and partnerships with other health science schools at Indiana University and other medical schools throughout the world.

Continuously improving patient care

When physicians, nurses, researchers and teachers work in concert, patients have better access to the latest medical breakthroughs and clinical trials not available at other hospitals. The distinction of physicians who are top in their field—the ones teaching future physicians how to deliver care—are a hallmark of IU School of Medicine. Through work in hospitals, local health centers and outreach clinics, IU School of Medicine is committed to care and prevention.

Clinical Affairs leadership

Meet the leadership team

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David A. Ingram, MD

Interim Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

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Enterprise alignment

To improve the health of our state and beyond, IU School of Medicine is working with IU Health to develop strategies for optimal alignment. Given the similarity of missions and the numerous and significant ways already unified, this important work allows alignment for clinical success. The first effort to help move us toward this vision is the alignment of physician enterprise to promote better care across the Indianapolis metropolitan region.

Physician mentors

Community-focused partnerships support IU School of Medicine in making connections between academic medicine and the surrounding community to improve health outcomes. The school has a strong tradition of community faculty mentorship with more than 3,000 Indiana physicians participating in support of the school’s mission. Engaging local physicians in training tomorrow’s physicians helps ensure a future of care for local communities.

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