Elaine Cox, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Riley Children’s Health
Dr. Cox is a 1990 graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and recipient of the John Heubi Award for General Pediatrics. She completed an Indiana University School of Medicine pediatric residency in 1993 and is board-certified in Pediatrics with clinical practice in Infectious Disease.
Dr. Cox is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics with Indiana University and is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Riley Children’s Health.
In July 1993, Dr. Cox began her professional career in private practice in Marysville, Ohio. Two years later, she returned to Indianapolis and joined Riley Hospital for Children as a staff physician in pediatric Infectious Disease.
Before her transition to Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Cox had served as the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Outpatient Director of the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health. The focus of her clinical practice was in pediatric HIV/AIDs. In her leadership roles, Dr. Cox led the effort to require Indiana to provide HIV testing for pregnant women, testified before Congress on ways to combat hospital-acquired infections and continues to champion quality and safety initiatives within the IU Health system.
Dr. Cox is the past President of the Medical Staff for the IU Health Academic Health Center and chairs the Academic Health Center Medical Staff Executive Committee.
She enjoys traveling, watching football games and writing a health blog for U.S. News & World Report.