Faculty or Staff Name:

Cico02head.jpgStephen Cico, MD, MEd
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs & Faculty Development

Office Location & Contact
Faculty Office Building, Eskenazi Health
640 Eskenazi Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: (317) 880-3900


University of Cincinnati Colleges of Medicine and Education
Master's in Medical Education, 2012

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2004

Rush University Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics, 2001

University of Cincinatti College of Medicine
MD, Class of 1997

About me

Dr. Cico was recruited to start the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program through the Department of Emergency Medicine at Riley Hospital for Children and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine.  He served for three years as the Associate Fellowship Director at the University of Washington Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  He also served as a member of the Child Protection Team at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Most recently, he was the only pediatric emergency physician in the state of South Dakota and was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine – Emergency Medicine at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Cico completed his undergraduate degree in Honors Biology at Wright State University and the obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  He did a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and then completed his fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  While an attending physician in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, he started work on his Master’s in Medical Education (MEd) through the University of Cincinnati Colleges of Medicine and Education, completing his degree in 2012.  He is board certified in pediatric emergency medicine and general pediatrics.

He is involved in medical education research, and has recently published on task-switching and multitasking in the emergency department, as well as the use of ultrasound for ingested foreign body identification.  He is involved in #FOAM on Twitter @PedsEM, as well as several research projects relating to the use of social media in medical education.  He is the pediatric section editor of The Atlas of Clinical Emergency Medicine, as well as the author of 5 chapters in the textbook; he is the lead author of the pediatric section of Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets, and is the author of several chapters in Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine.

When he isn’t working, Dr. Cico enjoys running, playing tennis, hiking, traveling (especially to Hawaii and Europe), and amateur wine-tasting. 

Recent Publications

An Analysis of the Top-cited Articles in Emergency Medicine Education Literature.


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