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Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship

A Letter from the Program Director

The Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program at Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children has a strong commitment to providing exceptional training of academic pediatric specialists. The program ensures fellows are well prepared to provide the best possible care for infants and children with lung disease, through diverse clinical and scientific inquiry. Strong mentorship is provided for each fellow in research, clinical care, advocacy, and teaching skills, to foster a customized path in beginning a robust pulmonary career.

Pediatric pulmonology faculty train future researchers who can apply their knowledge of basic, translational, and clinical science to enhance the understanding of children’s respiratory disease. Scholarly work is fostered in an environment of honest questioning and collaboration. Pediatric pulmonology fellows pursue high level scientific inquiry and are invited to present nationally. Clinically, the Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program emphasizes excellent care of the whole child and family, whether the child is chronically or acutely ill. Fellows benefit from a statewide referral base with a large and diverse clinical volume and a high faculty-to-fellow ratio in a collegial working environment. Academically, Indiana University School of Medicine fellowship graduates are skilled educators who seek new knowledge and who can teach others to do the same. Department-supported fellowship seminars provide cross-specialty competency, and peer group development.

Additionally, fellows have access to special academic opportunities during their training, which include but are not limited to, programs for Masters Degrees in Clinical or Translational Research, Public Health; Academy of Teaching Scholars Program; and a global health curriculum for clinical and research initiatives. We look forward to the opportunity to train motivated and excited individuals! Please take a look at additional information through the links provided, and feel free to contact us with any questions.


Our fellowship is strongly committed to recruiting a diverse group of individuals to join our program.  We use a holistic and inclusive approach when recruiting. We are dedicated to education surrounding health care equity, cultural humility, and addressing disparities.  It is our mission for fellows to be well-trained academically, including the importance of promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in all they do. Please see additional details in the links below.

GME Diversity

Pediatrics Diversity

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Program Leadership

Program Director
42325-Bauer, Sarah

Sarah E. Bauer, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Associate program director
27091-Puranik, Sandeep

Sandeep Puranik, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Read Bio Sandeep Puranik, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology Program Coordinator

Kara Welch

Program Coordinator




In this three-year program, fellows earn an ever-increasing independence on the ward and in the clinics.
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Each fellow in this program completes a two-year research project focused on pediatric pulmonary medicine.
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Apply for Fellowship

Physicians interested in applying for the Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship program at IU School of Medicine should submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and include the required documents. Questions can be directed to Kara Welch at or 317-944-1877.