Butch J. Humbert

Butch J. Humbert, MD

Residency Program Director


Butch Humbert, MD is an Associate 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 The Ohio State University and emergency medicine residency from the MetroHealth-Case Western Reserve University Program in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr. Humbert works clinically in the Eskenazi Health Emergency Department. 

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 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 this role, he has continued to lead the program as one of the most prominent and well respected in the country.  

Dr. Humbert’s scholarly focus has been evaluation in medical education and more specifically the use of script concordance testing to evaluate clinical reasoning.  He also has studied methods of resident selection, teaching communication skills and simulation debriefing.

Throughout his career, Dr. Humbert has won a number of 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. 

Outside of academia, Butch and his wife Micki have three teenage children. He enjoys playing golf, snow skiing, watching sports and traveling.


(317) 962-8035 

Emergency Medicine
Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine