- Titled Professor (2022)
- Dr. Joseph F. Fitzgerald Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Dr. Joseph M. Croffie earned his B.S. from Central State University in 1979. He went on to earn his M.P.H. at the University of Oklahoma and M.D. from the University of Liberia in 1980 and 1986, respectively. He completed his residency at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) in 1991, and he went on to complete a fellowship at IUSM in 1994. After completing his fellowship, he continued his career at IUSM. He was promoted to assistant professor of pediatrics in 1994, associate professor in 2001, and clinical professor in 2009. In 2022, he earned the additional title of Dr. Joseph F. Fitzgerald Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.
Croffie’s clinical work and research focus on pediatric gastrointestinal motility disorders and biofeedback treatment of constipation. His work and research help treat children with stomach or digestive-related conditions, including chronic stomach pain, ulcers, reflux, Chron’s disease, diarrhea, and more. He developed the Gastrointestinal Motility Laboratory at Riley Hospital, which is one of the few centers in the U.S. that provides numerous medical services to children with gastrointestinal conditions, including esophageal manometry, small bowel, and colonic manometry, wireless esophageal pH testing, and more.
Croffie is a member of numerous prestigious professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Gastroenterology, American Medical Association, International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, and more. He received the Excellence in Teaching award from Indiana University in May of 2016 and the Excellence in Medicine award from the Indianapolis Recorder in October of 2016.