Our hospitals

Our housestaff rotate through four adult teaching hospitals: Indiana University Hospital, Ezkenazi Hospital, the Roudebush VA Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital, all located on or near the 500-acre campus of Indiana and Purdue Universities in Indianapolis (IUPUI) west of downtown. The IUPUI campus as a whole hosts a large undergraduate student body and is home to schools of dentistry, law, business, nursing, allied health sciences, and many more.

As a result of training in these diverse venues, residents care for patients from the entire range of socioeconomic groups with a wide diversity of illnesses and health care needs. The combination of all four hospitals is unbeatable in helping trainees understand systems of care and to become versatile in applying best practices across different hospitals. The IU residents truly experience all the different models of care and can make informed decisions about what and where they would like to practice in the future.




Ezkenazi Hospital

Eskenazi Hospital is a 315-bed community hospital completed in December 2013 that provides diverse anesthesia training.  As a Level I Trauma Center, Eskenazi provides high acuity penetrating and non-penetrating trauma.  Residents can expect to receive cutting edge instruction in trauma resuscitation and trauma anesthesia management.  Eskenazi’s renowned burn center is a regional referral center for complex thermal injuries.  This not only provides experience with burn resuscitation, but it provides instruction in advanced modes of ventilation for patients with severe inhalational injuries.  Eskenazi has a high-volume obstetrics service, averaging more than 2000 deliveries per year.  This provides significant neuraxial exposure while promoting anesthesia efficiency. Eskenazi’s Acute Pain Service is a consistent favorite among residents.  Each resident spends two months focusing entirely on regional anesthesia.  This service accomplishes greater than 3000 regional blocks yearly, all of which are performed by residents with direct staff instruction. This includes a vast selection of regional techniques, including both single shot and catheter placement.  Eskenazi also provides significant training in remote anesthesia, equipping residents with anesthesia flexibility.  These remote sites include anesthesia for endoscopy, pacemaker and ICD implantation, cardioversion, and complex interventional neuroradiology procedures.

With the exception of organ transplant and cardiopulmonary bypass, residents are exposed to a full spectrum of anesthesia cases.  On average, we provide approximately 800 anesthetics per month.  We look forward to expanding the number and type of anesthetic cases in this state-of-the-art facility while maintaining our reputation in having extensive anesthesia faculty teaching and significant resident autonomy.

Riley Hospital for Children



Riley Hospital for Children is Indiana's only comprehensive children's hospital, with pediatric specialists in every field of medicine and surgery. Riley is committed to providing the highest quality health care to children in a compassionate, family-centered environment. Riley is a national leader in cutting edge research and medical education, ensuring health care excellence for children for generations to come. Riley provides medical care to all Indiana children, regardless of their family's ability to pay. Riley Hospital at IU Health is honored to be ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S.News & World Report, in 2013-14, for the third year in a row. IUH Riley remains the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Indiana. Eight out of ten of our specialty programs are ranked in the top. 




VA Hospital

The Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) provides acute and chronic care for veterans and is a statewide and regional referral base for other VA hospitals. A host of highly-dedicated clinician educators support the high quality of teaching and learning. In addition to the general medicine wards, there is a closed ICU rotation, both MICU and CCU, and a highly-rated continuity clinic experience. The VA hospital serves veterans in Indiana and eastern Illinois. As such, it is both a primary and tertiary care center. Many patients from central Indiana use the hospital and its clinics as their source for primary care, while others may be referred in for complex problems requiring specialized care. The facility is fairly new, with state-of-the-art intensive care units updated in early 2000.


The Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) provides acute and chronic care for veterans and is a statewide and regional referral base for other VA hospitals. The medicine department at the VA has a long history of providing outstanding quality teaching through a host of highly-dedicated, award-winning clinician educators. This strong commitment to education has led to an environment that emphasizes resident and student learning in conjunction with patient care. The teaching faculty have been presented with numerous teaching awards from the residents, students, and the IU Department of Medicine.

Indiana University Health

Indiana University Health Hospital, as one of the IU Health Partners, is a tertiary-care referral hospital with nationally and internationally recognized programs in specialized care. The comprehensive cancer center is currently under construction and will be open soon. Additionally, it is home to one of the largest solid organ transplant program in the midwest and the regional bone marrow transplant unit. Interventional gastroenterology is another expertise at IU Hospital. Housestaff are assigned to specialty services and work directly with the faculty experts on these services. Many of the patients referred to IU Hospital are diagnostic dilemmas or treatment challenges and are referred in from around the state and beyond.

Indiana University Hospital, as one of the IU Health Partners facilities, is a tertiary-care referral hospital with nationally and internationally recognized program in specialized care. Indiana University (IU) Hospital is widely recognized for its clinical excellence and research developments. But patients remember us for the personal care they receive. Today, as part of IU Health, physicians, surgeons, nurses and staff care for more than 57,000 patients a year. Why do so many patients choose us? We know that each time a new patient walks through our doors, he or she represents hopes, fears, an extended network of family and friends, and a desire to live life to the fullest. Our staff continues to develop, advance and explore treatments so that each patient receives the best care that modern medicine can offer. Read more about the future of medicine and IU's milestone achievements.