11691-Hunter, Benton
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Benton R. Hunter, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Bio

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. He helped revamp the departmental journal club while developing an international reputation as an expert in evidence-based medicine, serving for several years now as a tutor at the prestigious McMaster's annual EBM workshop and publishing several systematic reviews and review papers. While he continues to teach and publish in the area of EBM, he has now moved into more active research, with a primary focus in cardiac arrest. He has been involved with multiple prospective studies in both cardiac arrest and heart failure. There is still nothing he likes more about his job, however, than clinical teaching and the camaraderie of working in a teaching emergency department.

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 has a serious fondness for good food (steak) and drink (scotch). 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, who are both now swimming competitively.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
  • Education
    2004 MD Indiana University School of Medicine
    2004 MD Indiana University
    2004 MD Indiana University
    2000 RES Indiana University School of Medicine
    2000 RES Indiana University School of Medicine
    2000 BS Indiana University
    2000 BS Indiana University
    2000 BA Indiana University
  • Research

    Cardiac arrest

    Acute heart failure

  • Publications
    Receiving Hospital Characteristics Associated With Survival in Patients Transported by Emergency Medical Services After Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest.
    Hunter BR; O'Donnell DP; Kline JA; Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2016 Aug 1
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Emergency Medicine
    American College of Emergency Physicians
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine
  • Awards
    Org: IU School of Medicine - Department of Emergency Medicine
    Desc: Transitional Residents Faculty Teacher of the Year
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2014-01-01
    Org: IU School of Medicine - Department of Emergency Medicine
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2013-01-01
    Org: IU School of Medicine - Department of Emergency Medicine
    Desc: Residency Impact Award
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2013-01-01
    Org: IU School of Medicine - Department of Emergency Medicine
    Desc: Residency Impact Award
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2012-01-01
    Org: IU School of Medicine - Department of Emergency Medicine
    Desc: Transitional Residents Faculty Teacher of the Year
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2012-01-01

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