13708-Humbert, Butch

Butch J. Humbert, MD

Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Indianapolis, IN
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Butch Humbert, MD is a Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and has been a member of the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine since July 2000.  He joined the department after graduating medical school from Ohio State University and emergency medicine residency from the MetroHealth-Case Western Reserve University Program in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Dr. Humbert has served the department and the school of medicine in a variety of educational roles.  In 2001, he developed and subsequently led the largest emergency medicine clerkship in the country until 2012.  On the school of medicine level Dr. Humbert served in a variety of leadership roles including Assistant Dean for Curriculum in the Clinical Sciences.

In March of 2015, Dr. Humbert transitioned his educational focus from the undergraduate curriculum to graduate medical education, being named the program director for the IUSM Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Indianapolis. In this role, he led one of the most prominent and well respected emergency medicine residencies in the country. In July of 2022, Dr. Humbert transitioned the leadership of the Indianapolis program to Dr. Joe Turner but continued as a full-time clinician educator with the IUSM Department of Emergency Medicine. 

Throughout his career, Dr. Humbert has won several awards for his efforts. He was named Outstanding Instructor in Emergency Medicine by the IUSM Classes of 2009, 2012 and 2013. He also received the IUSM Trustee Teaching Award in 2018.  In 2019, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association named Dr. Humbert as the Kevin G. Rodgers program director of the year.

In April 2023, Dr. Humbert was charged with creating a new Emergency Medicine Residency Program based in the IUH South Central Region and IUSM Bloomington Campus. The program will focus on training emergency physicians to provide excellent patient care with a special focus on rural and critical access settings. The program has submitted their application to the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education and when approved will recruit their first class of residents to begin training in July of 2025.

Outside of academia, Butch and his wife Micki have three children, one of whom is a recent graduate of IU Bloomington. He enjoys playing golf, snow skiing, watching sports and traveling.

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
  • Education
    2000 Residency Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth
    1997 MD The Ohio State University
    1993 BS Saint Louis University
  • Research

    Clinical Reasoning, Medical Education, Residency Selection

  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Emergency Physicians
    Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD)
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine
  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2018-05-01
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Outstanding Instructor in Emergency Medicine
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2013-01-01
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Outstanding Instructor in Emergency Medicine
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2012-01-01

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