Benjamin C. James

Benjamin C. James, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery



Ben James, MD MS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, IU Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis


Dr. James received his B.A. (biology) from SUNY Binghamton University in 2004 (Magna cum Laude) and his M.D. from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 2008. He completed his general surgery residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Alpha Omega Alpha) and served as the administrative chief resident in his final year of training (2013). He then completed an endocrine surgery fellowship at the University of Chicago (2014). Following this, he obtained a Master’s in Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago and completed an Endocrine Surgery Research Fellowship (2015).   He is Board-certified in Surgery.


Dr. James is an endocrine surgeon with extensive knowledge in endocrine surgery. He has made scientific contributions in quality of life in thyroid cancer survivors, minimally-invasive parathyroidectomy, intraoperative PTH monitoring, pediatric thyroid cancer and has authored four book chapters in endocrine surgery. 


Dr. James currently performs over 300 thyroid and parathyroid cases a year.


(317) 944-1905 

General Surgery
Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery