- School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award (2015)
A member of the IUSM class of 1987, Dr. Charles Dietzen earned his BA in Agriculture from Purdue University, and graduated from IU School of Medicine in 1987. In 1994 he founded Timmy Global Health, a non-profit organization with 45 chapters on college and high school campuses that allow students to help expand access to health care via fundraising service and advocacy projects. Last year, the organization helped more than 70,000 patients receive treatment in 59 low-income communities in five countries and sent more than 130 medical teams abroad.
In addition, Dr. Dietzen is the co-founder and chief medical officer of iSALUS Healthcare; medical director for in-patient rehabilitation at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. He currently serves as the medical director for Easter Seals Crossroads in Indianapolis and for CHAMP Camp, and is a consultant at Bradford Woods in Martinsville and for St. Francis Healthcare System.