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Meet Your Doctors


Daniel R. Hayford, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Daniel R. Hayford was born in Bloomington, Indiana and grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana.  He graduated from Valparaiso High School.  Dr. Hayford completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  His major coursework consisted of ecology and pre-med courses.


After four years in North Carolina, Dr. Hayford moved to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia where he earned his medical degree. Dr. Hayford returned to Indiana to complete pediatric residency training at the Indiana University School of Medicine. During his residency, Dr. Hayford served as a primary care pediatrician at the Forest Manor Health Center on the east side of Indianapolis. 


In 2008, Dr. Hayford became President of Indianapolis Independent Pediatricians. Serving a socioeconomically and ethically diverse patient group is what Dr. Hayford finds most rewarding about being a pediatrician. Dr. Hayford resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Dr. Nadia Krupp, their two children, Lucy and Thomas, and their dog Annie.



Ariel L. Stilwell, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Ariel L. Stilwell was born in New Albany, Indiana. She graduated from Manchester College and then went to Indiana University School of Medicine for both her residency and internship.  Dr. Stilwell is Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatrics.


After completing her residency she worked as an outpatient pediatrician at Major Pediatrics. Dr. Stilwell went on to St. Vincent Health as a Newborn Hospitalist at the Women’s Hospital and eventually took over as Advisor for the graduating class in 2015 becoming a member of the Residency Administrative Group. Dr. Stilwell became the coordinator for the Intern Newborn rotation until August 2015 and joined the Primary Care Center pediatric team as one of the pediatric teaching faculty. In November 2016 she became the Director of the Pediatrics clinic and continued to serve as an Advisor for the Class of 2019 and an Associate Program Director for the Residency.


Dr. Stilwell began working with Indianapolis Independent Pediatricians in 2021.  She also works part-time as a Neonatal-Perinatal Physician at Community Hospital South.


Dr. Stilwell resides in Indianapolis with her husband Dr. Arjun Sinha and their 3 young boys who keep her busy with soccer, basketball and various other activities.

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