As president and chief executive officer, Dr. Sperring is responsible for providing overall strategic direction and leadership for pediatric services throughout IU Health, which includes direct operational and strategic oversight of pediatric programs, services and facilities at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, along with shared program oversight for pediatric programs based in the community hospitals. Dr. Sperring will serve on the senior executive team for IU Health.
Dr. Sperring is a national leader in the development of the field of pediatric hospital medicine, and presents at national meetings for pediatric hospitalists. In addition to his clinical work, he has received several teaching awards including the Morris Green Faculty Teaching Award after his first year on faculty and a Trustee Teaching Award in 2006. He currently serves on the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) Council for Child Health Quality and formerly served as a national co-chair for the Academic Pediatric Association’s Hospital Medicine SIG, a member of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Roundtable. Dr. Sperring is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a member of the Academic Pediatric Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Physician Executives and Society of Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Sperring is a graduate of Emory University and received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1995. He completed his pediatric residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and served as an officer in the United States Navy Medical Corps from 1995 – 2001. Prior to joining the faculty at Riley at IU Health in 2002, Dr. Sperring was a community pediatrician at the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms in California and New Castle Pediatrics in New Castle, Indiana.