Dr. Chuck Dietzen

Dr. Chuck Dietzen

Founder and Volunteer

Indianapolis, IN
Dr. Chuck boasts a diverse career as pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, international medicine enthusiast, entrepreneur, professor, and athlete.

Growing up in Kokomo, Indiana, over 150 foster children came through his family’s home. His special gift of working with children became apparent to his mother, who encouraged him to become a pediatrician. In 1997 and 1998, he traveled to India on orthopedic missions working alongside Mother Teresa. Inspired to make a deeper commitment to the medically underserved, Dr. Chuck founded Timmy Global Health (formerly the Timmy Foundation) in 1997. His work with Timmy has taken him to Ecuador, Guatemala, Nigeria, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. He has also traveled to Albania, Cuba, Kenya, Honduras, Bolivia, El Salvador, the Ukraine, and Brazil. He earned his B.S. in Agriculture from Purdue University and his M.D. from Indiana University. He received his training as a pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

In addition to his work in global medicine, Dr. Chuck co-founded iSalus Healthcare where he also served as Chief Medical Officer until it was purchased in January of 2019. In December 2018, Dr. Chuck stepped down from his position as Medical Director of Pediatric Medical Rehabilitation at Riley Hospital where he worked to heal and bring smiles to hundreds of children for the past 7 years.

Dr. Chuck is a widely acclaimed public speaker, entrepreneur, and expert witness for cases involving children with impairments. He also continues his work as the Medical Director of Easter Seals Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, Management Consultant for St. Francis Healthcare System, and Medical Program Consultant at Bradford Woods.