Two IUSM faculty named to IBJ's 40 Under 40

February 5, 2015

Two IU School of Medicine faculty have been named to the Indianapolis Business Journal's 2015 "40 Under 40" list.

The annual program honors high achieving professionals under age 40 for their success in business and contributions to the community.

Daniel Vreeman, DPT  | Photo By INDIANA UNIVERSITY

The recipients are Daniel Vreeman, DPT, associate research professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine and an investigator at the Regenstrief Institute, and Gaurav Arora, M.D., assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine at the IU School of Medicine.

An internationally recognized expert in clinical vocabularies and the data standards, Dr. Vreeman directs the development of LOINC, or Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes, the standardization of medical vocabulary essential for the exchange of health information, which requires a common terminology to ensure that medical data can be recorded, transferred and ultimately used when and where the patient needs it.

"Our long term goal is for every health care organization and information system that shares and aggregates health data to use LOINC codes to index that data," Dr. Vreeman said. "A seamless network of systems and data will enable health care to be more expeditious and effective. LOINC is an essential building block of electronic health information exchange."

Dr. Vreeman is the recipient of a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Cornell University and a doctorate of physical therapy from Duke University, and held a post-doctoral informatics research fellowship at the Regenstrief Institute. He was also the first physical therapist in the United States to receive post-doctoral informatics training.

Gaurav Arora, M.D.  | Photo By IU HEALTH

The chief medical officer at IU Health Saxony Hospital, Dr. Arora is responsible for recruitment and retention, contract negotiation, strategic planning, operations, quality improvement, safety and accreditation preparation at the hospital. Under his leadership, the IU Health Saxony earned accreditation as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. He also previously served as president of the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Arora was named chief emergency medicine resident at IU Health Methodist Hospital, a trauma center that sees nearly 100,000 emergency room visits a year, as well as a sideline physician for the Indianapolis Colts and in-field physician for drivers and crowds at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

"I am honored to be mentioned in the IBJ in this manner," Dr. Arora said. "I feel fortunate to have learned from and worked with so many wonderful people over the years. I have an extremely supportive spouse and family which helps keeps things together despite long work hours. I wish I could share the honor with all the others that make my work possible."

Dr. Arora holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Case Western Reserve University, doctorate in medicine from the University of Toledo and a master's in business administration from the IU Kelley School of Business.