Butch J. Humbert

Butch J. Humbert, MD

Residency Program Director


Since July 2000, Butch has served the Indiana University Department of Emergency Medicine first as Assistant Clinical Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine in 2012.  He works clinically at the Eskeanzi Health (formerly Wishard Hospital) Emergency Department.  Butch earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University in 1997.  In June 2000, he completed his Emergency Medicine Residency and served as Chief Resident at the MetroHealth Case Western Reserve University Program in Cleveland, OH.

Since his arrival at Indiana University, Butch has been active in the enrichment of the Emergency Medicine education at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  In 2001, Butch developed and implemented a plan to add a mandatory clerkship in Emergency Medicine to the fourth year medial school curriculum.  From then until 2012, he has served the clerkship as the Wishard Site Coordinator and Statewide Clerkship Director.  The program has grown from having 5 sites in the beginning to 11 sites across the state of Indiana in 2012.  Since its inception, the clerkship has been well received, consistently being recognized by the graduating students as the Most Outstanding Clinical Clerkship at the IU School of Medicine. 

Butch was also active in the IUSM's Competency Based Curriculum.  From 2009-2012, Butch served as Statewide Problem Solving Competency Director.  in this position, Butch is responsible for ensuring that all IUSM graduates are competent in the area of Problem Solving.  Butch has been active in other Medical School courses as well including the Introduction to Clinical Medicine 2 course, Clinical Therapeutics, and Evidence-Based Medicine course.  He has served on multiple school committes including the Clinical Component of the Curriculum Council, Academic Standards, Committee on Student Assessment and the Curriculum Council Steering Committee for the School of Medicine.

In May 2012, Butch was named the first Assistant Dean for Curriculum in Clinical Science for IUSM. In this role, he will provide leadership to and manage the development and implementation of the clinical science curriculum across all four years and all nine campuses statewide.

In March 2015, Butch transitioned his educational focus from the undergraduate curriculum to the graduate medical education front, being named the Program Director for the IUSM Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  In this role, Butch has continued to lead the IUSM EM program as one of the most prominent and well respected in the country.   

Butch has developed an interest in researching methods of evaluation in Medical Education. Specifically, Butch has worked on the development of script concordance testing in both pre-clinical students as well as in Emergency Medicine.  His findings have been published in peer reviewed journals and presented at national meetings.  

Outside of academia, Butch has three children with his wife, Micki.  He enjoys playing golf, watching sports and travel. 


(317) 962-8035 

Emergency Medicine
Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine