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W. Graham Carlos

Chief of Medicine for Eskenazi Health; Bicentennial Professor for Indiana University, Pulmonary & Critical Care Attending Physician, Indiana University

Dr. W. Graham Carlos is a 2001 graduate of Notre Dame and a 2005 graduate of IUSM. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, where he served as chief resident. Following his residency, Dr. Carlos completed a three-year fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at IUSM and concomitantly earned a master's degree in clinical research from IUPUI. He began his faculty tenure in 2011 and was thereafter appointed chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care for Eskenazi Health. In 2017, he was honored with the St. Margaret Hospital Guild "Achievement in Medicine" Award for his work in reducing harm from hospital-acquired infections. This led to his recent appointment as chief of Medicine for Eskenazi Health.

Widely recognized for his outstanding teaching and clinical care, Dr. Carlos is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He was recognized as Teacher of the Year for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course and IUSM Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year. He was also awarded the IU School of Medicine Golden Apple Award for most outstanding professor by the graduating classes of the last 4 medical school classes.

In addition to his efforts locally, Dr. Carlos is very engaged with the American Thoracic Society. He serves on multiple committees and has authored several publications ranging from bedside teaching to pulmonary fibrosis. He is the current chair of the >2000 member Section on Medical Education.


  • –present
    Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care for Eskenazi Health; Bicentennial Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine