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Honoring IU School of Medicine's First Woman Faculty Member Amelia Keller, MD

Amelia Keller, MD

Physician and suffragist Amelia Keller, MD was the first woman to become a faculty member at Indiana University School of Medicine. Specializing in gynecology and pediatrics, Dr. Keller served as associate professor of diseases of children from 1908 to 1919.

Dr. Keller was also one of the first female physicians practicing in Indianapolis, having started her practice in the city in 1895. Espousing equal pay for women and their entrance into public sectors, Keller co-founded the Woman’s Franchise League of Indiana in 1911. These efforts helped secure Indiana’s 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment.

We would like to recognize the organizations, units, and individuals that worked to make this opportunity possible: Indiana Historical Bureau; Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity; Ruth Lilly Medical Library; IUPUI Office for Women; IUPUI School of Liberal Arts.

Join us to celebrate the life and legacy of Amelia Keller, MD

When: Tuesday, April, 19 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm ET

Where: Hine Hall (IP), Kelley Executive Suite,
Room 132, 875 W. North St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Details: Masks are encouraged for those in attendance. | Parking will be available in Tower Parking Garage - See Map »  | For accessibility assistance, or if you have inquiries about this event, please email

An image of Amelia Keller, MD. Dr. Keller was one of the first women to teach at IU School of Medicine