Paul Haut, M.D., and Elaine Cox, M.D., named COO and CMO of Riley Children’s Health

Paul R. Haut, MD, has been appointed chief operating officer for Riley Children’s Health, following a national search to fill the position. Paul has been with IU Health since 2002, when he joined Riley as director of the pediatric stem cell transplant program. In 2012, he was named chief medical officer and also served as interim president for Riley from April 2015 - April 2016.

Paul has a true passion for and deep dedication to the Riley mission. As chief operating officer for Riley Children’s Health, Paul will be responsible for operationalizing the strategic vision and priorities for Riley Hospital for Children as well as the state-wide network, and ensuring direct alignment with the business strategy.

Before joining Riley, Paul served for five years as a pediatric oncology and transplant physician for Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brown University, a medical degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and completed his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. 

Elaine Cox, M.D., has been selected to succeed Dr. Haut as chief medical officer for Riley Children’s Health. Elaine, a professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the IU School of Medicine, has served in a variety of leadership roles during her tenure at Riley, including Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Director of Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship, Patient Safety Officer and the Administrative lead for the Riley Cardiovascular Service Line.

Elaine completed her undergraduate and medical studies at Indiana University. She subsequently received her pediatric training at Riley. Elaine played a key role in the development of the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health, which she ran for 16 years. In 2012, she led the effort to change Indiana law to provide universal HIV testing for pregnant women. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and active in numerous professional organizations, including the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She has won numerous awards including the 2015 Patient Safety Hero Award from the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety; a 2014 IBJ Healthcare Heroes award; and the 2013 IU Health President’s Leadership. A popular national and international presenter, she is widely published and a reviewer for several professional journals and publishes a monthly blog for the US News and World Report on issues related to physicians and health care.


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