Michelle Howenstine


W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service (2015)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Medicine


Dr. Michelle S. Howenstine received her BA in Biology from Indiana University Bloomington in 1978 and completed her medical training at the IU School of Medicine in 1982. She completed residency at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in 1984, where she served as Chief Resident from 1984-1985. Dr. Howenstine continued her service to Riley Hospital for Children until 1987 through a Fellowship in Pulmonology and Intensive Care. In 1987 Dr. Howenstine began her work as a Medical Doctor and Clinical Assistant Professor at All Children's Hospital at the University of South Florida. After serving as a Clinical Assistant and then Clinical Associate professor at University of South Florida until 1998, Dr. Howenstine returned to Indiana University as a Clinical Associate Professor for Pediatrics with the School of Medicine and in 2004 became a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics. In addition to serving as a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Dr. Howenstine has served as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education since August 2013 and since July 2014, she has served as the Designated Institution Official for the School of Medicine.

Dr. Howenstine is recognized for her service to Indiana University as a clinician, researcher, and educator. She is a national leader in the field of Cystic Fibrosis. As a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Strategic Planning Committee, Dr. Howenstine was instrumental in aiding in the development of the Foundation's 2014-2018 Strategic Plan. Dr. Howenstine also serves as the Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Riley Hospital for Children and her leadership led to the center and the Riley CF team being recognized with the 2014 Quality Improvement Award at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference. Dr. Howenstine is also considered a great mentor and role model by her colleagues and the residents she advises.

Dr. Howenstine's honored recognitions include the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Service Award in 1998 and the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award in 2002, 2004, and 2010. Dr. Howenstine has been the recipient of over 85 research grants and fellowships and has published manuscripts.