Benton Hunter, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Office Location & Contact
Faculty Office Building, Eskenazi Health
640 Eskenazi Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 880-3900
Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency, Emergency Medicine, 2007
MD, Class of 2004
Ben is a true Hoosier at heart (and in every other way). He was born in Bloomington, IN, and stayed there to go to undergrad at IU. He was an IU national team member and a Big Ten finalist as a swimmer during that time. Upon graduating, he went to medical school at IU. He completed medical school in 2004 and continued at IU as an Emergency Medicine resident. During his third year of residency, he was named the IUEM Resident Teacher of the Year. Upon completion of residency, Ben spent one year working at three (very) different emergency departments (IU med center, Methodist, Clarian West). In July of 2008, Ben started as a full time teaching faculty at Methodist, which he considers his dream job.
Since joining the Methodist faculty full time, Ben has made a substantial impact in several ways. In the fall of 2009, he took on the title of Journal Club director, which has become quite a niche for him. The changes he has made to our JC and the way we use it to teach evidence based medicine have been received remarkably well by both the residents and faculty. Ben was the Methodist faculty "teacher of the year" in the 2009/2010 academic year. More recently, he has taken on the role of coordinating our monthly M&M conference as well as the annual IU Department of Emergency Medicine Research Day, held in conjunction with the annual Indiana ACEP conference. He also serves as one of the faculty liaisons to the EM Student Interest Group at IU.
When he's not working, Ben has many interests that keep him busy. He enjoys any outdoor sports, including volleyball, frisbee, running, and scuba. He is the guy you are looking for if you like to throw a friendly wager on a sporting event or card game. He has a beautiful wife, Tracie, and two amazing daughters, Kira and Haley.