The IU Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics was one of the first three such divisions in the country, established in 1970 by Joe Mamlin. It is now one of the largest in the country with more than 130 faculty with diverse involvement in the tripartite academic mission of service, teaching, and research.
Because the Division is larger than the average Department of Medicine in the country, it is formally divided into eight Sections, each led by an Associate Chief, that include the hospitals in which our members practice (Wishard Memorial Hospital, VA Medical Center, and IU Hospital/IU Health Partners), our outpatient practice (IU Medical Group-Primary Care), our academic missions (Education and Research), our specialty practice (Geriatrics), and the Kenya Program. Each Section manages its own budget, space, faculty and staff, and programs. Overall management of the Division occurs within an Executive Committee that consists of the Associate Chiefs of each section and the Division's administrative staff: Peggy Neill (Business Manager), Ann Morris (Assistant Business Manager for Research), and Steph Robar (Human Resources Manager).
The Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics is large, diverse, and active in the Department of Medicine's clinical, teaching and research missions. Its members have been active in national organizations (e.g, three former presidents of the Society of General Internal Medicine and two current members of the Institute of Medicine), and have key leadership roles in the Indiana University School of Medicine and the University at large.