Janine Zee-Cheng, MD, FAAP, CPST

Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine

 After nearly a decade working in the Pediatric ICU, I realized I wanted to return to my first love: primary care pediatrics. But I needed more time with my clients, and I didn't feel that I could get that in an insurance-based practice. Now I am overjoyed to be able to give the best possible care to the families I serve.
I am passionate about optimizing the mental health of children and adolescents, and am dedicated to maintaining an inclusive, antiracist, LGBTQIA+ affirmative practice.

Quick Facts about Dr. Zee-Cheng

Medical school: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency and fellowship: Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health

Current research projects: Pediatric epidemiology during the COVID-19 pandemic; discrimination in hospital medicine

Special interests: Mental wellness, LGBTQIA+ and gender-affirmative health, social determinants of health, chronic pain conditions, neurodiversity

I live in Zionsville, Indiana, with my wife Marilia Christmann (practice administrator) and our two children

Hobbies: Digital art, yoga, half marathons, car seats, and Disney World!

Recent national presentations: "Understanding and Addressing Implicit Bias" and "Impact of COVID-19 on Children." CHEST conference, October 2021. 

My latest publication:  "Changes in Pediatric ICU Utilization and Clinical Trends During the Coronavirus Pandemic." CHEST, 2021.
Quoted in The Atlantic: "Doctors might have been focusing on the wrong asthma triggers."