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Susan K. Maisel, MD, was installed as the 143rd President of the Indianapolis Medical Society on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 during the regularly-scheduled IMS Board Meeting of the Indianapolis Medical Society at the Holiday Inn, Indianapolis. In order to focus on her philosophy for the coming year, Dr. Maisel has decided to forego a “formal” Inaugural.
Dr. Maisel was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1972. She pursued a Graduate Degree in Biochemistry from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 1979 and earned her Medical Degree in 1985 from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Maisel completed her Pediatric Internship and Residency at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She completed her Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio (1988-1991).
Dr. Maisel joined Methodist Hospital of Indiana in 1991 as Medical Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology and later served as Co-Medical Staff Chief, Pediatric Subspecialties, for the Clarian (IU) Hospital Systems – Methodist, IU, Riley from 1998-2010. In 1992, Dr. Maisel founded and led as President, the Pediatric Gastroenterology Associates of Indiana (1992-2010). In 1992-2000, in addition to her private practice in Pediatric Gastroenterology, she served as Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology training for Methodist Hospital and Indiana University Medical students. She was co-director of Methodist Hospital’s Pediatric Liver Transplant Service and member of the research committee, executive council and the quality and assurance committees. From 2000 until 2010, she continued her private practice and developed comprehensive Pediatric Gastroenterology programs at Indianapolis and Carmel St. Vincent Hospitals and St. Vincent Women and Children’s Hospital and was integrally involved in the inception and realization of the St. Vincent Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and its pediatric residency program. She established the Pediatric Gastroenterology Division for the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. She developed the largest private practice on-site Remicade infusion center in Indiana. Dr. Maisel also co-founded and continues to serve as President and Chairman of the Board of the Surgery Centers of Carmel and Indianapolis. She pioneered unique family-based pediatric endoscopy units at the Surgery Centers and St. Vincent Hospitals.
Since 2005, Dr. Maisel has served as the Medical Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent. In this capacity, she has expanded the Pediatric Gastroenterology division to include five board-certified Pediatric Gastroenterologists, four Pediatric GI Nurse Practitioners and a staff of 22. The division provides comprehensive services state-wide. She has participated in the management of patients with complex GI and aerodigestive issues. She has participated in the design of OR suites that accommodate surgical and endoscopic procedures by multiple sub-specialists under the same general anesthesia. She has actively participated in the pediatric residency program and continues to serve on the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital Medical Director’s Council and the Digestive Health Council. Beginning in 2016, Dr. Maisel was honored as the Vice Chairman of the Pediatric Medical Staff.
Dr. Maisel is an award-winning researcher, teacher, author and leader in the medical community. She has been active in multiple capacities for the Indianapolis Medical Society since joining in 1992.
Dr. Maisel and her husband, Frank Miroff, J.D., live on the Northside of Indianapolis.