Hello! I’m Debbie Pavey. I was born in Indianapolis, IN, and am a big fan of the Hoosier State. I grew up with siblings who had various medical conditions, and I had the pleasure of watching incredible physicians care not only for my siblings’ physical health, but also for my family’s emotional and spiritual health. These experiences shaped my passion to be a physician who cares not only for my patients, but also for their families as well. I went to Wheaton College in Illinois for my BA in Biology, and chose the IU School of Medicine – Rural Health program in Terre Haute, IN, to focus on my interest in rural health, addictions medicine, and care for underserved populations.
I met my wonderful husband, Nathan, while in medical school, and he and I have enjoyed learning how to love and serve our community together through our church. We also have a cat, Henry, who enjoys trying to hunt slow pigeons on the patio. Outside of medicine, I enjoy cooking and baking. Nathan and I frequently play board games together, and always enjoy hosting game nights with our friends.
We love to hike on the weekends no matter the weather (although admittedly hiking in the rain can be a little bit miserable). I chose Memorial because I was impressed with the rigorous tracks that not only fit my interests in medicine but also encouraged my passion for serving “the least of these.” Additionally, Memorial provides a wealth of opportunities for learning procedural skills, including colonoscopies and point of care ultrasound. The welcoming atmosphere among the residents and staff helped me feel like I was already a part of the family on my second look, and I could not wait to come back as a resident!