Third Year Residents

Adam Amos, MD, Chief Resident

I am a home-grown Hoosier from Greencastle, Indiana. After being home-schooled with my cousins, I attended Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis to receive a bachelor of science in pre-med biology. I then attended Indiana University School of Medicine as a participant in the Rural Medical Education Program in Terre Haute, Indiana. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing the piano, and doing graphic design for some local ministries. I especially enjoy studying the Bible, particularly with several of my fellow residents at our weekly Bible study.

When deciding among residencies, IU Health Ball Memorial was an easy choice for me. Even before interviewing, I had been exposed to the results of training at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. I did my third-year family medicine clerkship with a group of doctors in southern Indiana who had trained at Ball Memorial. Their compassionate and skillful practice of medicine had a great impact on me, and I knew I wanted to be able to provide the same comprehensive care for my future patients. When I did finally interview at the residency, I was met with the same friendliness and professionalism I had hoped to see again. I also discovered in more depth the exceptional opportunities to learn every aspect of family medicine from C-sections to colonoscopy. I appreciate how everyone in the local medical community is willing to teach whether it is during noon conference or when I have a question on call. When I finish, I look forward to returning to my hometown with the remarkable training I have received here in Muncie.

Milissa Eley-Alfrey, MD, Chief Resident

Hi my name is Missy Eley-Alfrey and my journey began at this hospital 27 years ago. In fact my mother, my father, all four of my sisters, and my two nieces were all born here. I grew up in a rural community outside of a small town called Lynn, not far from Muncie. I was a Randolph Southern Rebel from grades K-12. My journey then continued as I attended Indiana University in Bloomington, where I earned a B.S. in Psychology. Following this graduation I was blessed to marry my high school sweetheart, Jordan. After a year of working as a CNA and a case manager for individuals with development disabilities I began studying again. I attended Indiana University School of Medicine and spent all four years at the new Terre Haute Rural Medical Education Program.

Jordan and I’s choice to return to home for my residency training was easy. During my fourth year of medical school I wanted to see what all the hype was about so I completed a rotation at the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Center. It was true, the Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Center is full of caring, intelligent and enthusiastic individuals who are dedicated to educating and training physicians! The learning opportunities from great attending physicians are countless. I look forward to working with this great medical community!

Jesse Crane, DO

I am really excited to be part of the family medicine residency team in Muncie. It has been quite the journey to get here! I dreamed of becoming a family physician while growing up in the hills of southern Indiana near Bloomfield. After many “Y’s” and twists and turns in the road, I found myself student-teaching through Indiana University on the Navajo Indian Reservation in northern Arizona. It was such a life-changing adventure that I stayed for another eight years teaching almost every subject, coaching mainly baseball, and learning from an oppressed and forgotten culture. During this time, I married my amazing wife, Tracy, an optometrist and ultimate Frisbee friend from my Bloomington days. Our wedding took place on the literal edge of the Grand Canyon and speaks of our kindred spirits of being in the outdoors hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, trail running, camping, ice climbing, river running; basically any sport or activity involving wilderness or creation minimally altered by humans. If you want to hear a funny story, ask Tracy about our first mountain biking date.

It was also during our time on the Navajo “Rez” through our work in the schools, clinics, and churches that the need for integrative health, preventative medicine, and health education impacted me. The overlap of the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual became very evident, and I wanted to have a bigger role in it. That, along with some basic medical training for my outdoor adventures, took me back to my original dream of being a physician. I chose to go to the newly formed A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona because of their mission of mind, body, spirit, as well as their partnership with community medicine. During my first year of med school, my first daughter, Esther was born a day before my neuro final. During my third year while living in Flagstaff, my second daughter, Juniper was born at home in our living room the day before I was to start my OB rotation.

As for residency, I was torn to the bitter end between family med and med/peds. Family med won out because Tracy and I have visions of being involved in medical missions internationally down the road, and the variety of skills and procedures in family med will be more useful. On top of that, the fit at Ball was just too good to pass up. We honestly did not have high expectations for the interview because all we knew about it was that Muncie was really flat. I was blown away with how interested the directors were in me as a person and their vision for me as a future family physician. Then the clinchers were the in-depth procedural training, the different tracts offered, and the international medicine opportunities, not to mention the incredible family support among the residents and directors. Although we dearly miss the mountains and canyons, we are thrilled to spend the next three years in such a warm, compassionate community to get THE best family med training available so that we are equipped to follow the Great Physician on down that road of adventure and service.

Kellen Hansen, DO

My name is Kellen Hansen, and I grew up in a small farming town in Southern Alberta, Canada. After earning my bachelor’s degree from BYU – Idaho, I went to medical school at A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. During medical school, I did a rotation in Canada where I met a great family doctor (who trained here in Muncie) who convinced me that rural medicine is what I want to do with my life. So, I am excited to be here in Muncie, in a small town and in a great program where I can pursue my diverse medical interests including rural full-scope family practice, sports medicine and international medicine.

I am also very excited to be here at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital because of the great family-friendly atmosphere that exists within the residency program for my wife and kids. We have been able to quickly make friends and find support and opportunities for fun in the community. In the future, I plan on completing a sports medicine fellowship and then practicing in a small town while being involved in international medicine, particularly in Guatemala. In my spare time I enjoy all sports and spending time with my family.

Hou-en “Joe” Hui, MD

My name is Joe Hui, pronounced “hoy”, and I grew up in North Salt Lake, UT. I utilized all the great outdoor things Utah has to offer including hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, and climbing. I attended the University of Utah and received my bachelors and masters degree in biomedical engineering and then attended the University of Utah School of Medicine. I am a first generation Taiwanese American, speak Mandarin, and visit Taiwan or China frequently.

Outside of the hospital, I can be found spending time with my lovely wife, whipping up a tasty meal, shooting hoops, and playing strategic board games. My professional passions include musculoskeletal primary care and rural/suburban medicine. My amazing wife will be attending graduate school during my residency training at Ball State University which is conveniently located adjacent to the hospital while we grow our small family.

My wife and I chose IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for the excellent training in procedures, obstetrics, and most importantly, the esprit de corps. Few programs can provide both excellent training and a supportive extended family. We are excited to undergo this amazing journey with such kind, loving, and intelligent colleagues.

Joey Indiano, MD

What am I about? I’m a farm kid born and raised in Indiana my whole life, spending the majority of my formative years in the booming metropolis of Battleground (Battle of Tippecanoe fought there). I went to THE Butler University for undergrad (back to back national championships WHAT) and IU School of Medicine to get my MD. I am currently a Captain in the Army National Guard – Medical Detachment, and a proud citizen of this great country of ours.

I’m a big time outdoors guy. My wife and I live just north of Muncie on a small hobby farm with a few horses, goats, chickens, dogs, etc. I love riding the horses, my 4-wheeler, and just about anything else with 4 wheels. I also enjoy deer hunting and playing pretty much any sport (basketball and Frisbee being among my favorites). But in my book, relaxing with my beautiful wife Chantelle and little guy JJ is the best way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Why IU Health Ball Memorial, you ask? The thing that drew me the strongest to this residency is the leadership. All of the good things you may hear about this place start straight from the top. The directors here are fun-loving, hard-working, and can relate to nearly anyone. They’re always willing to lend a helping hand if you need it. Secondly, I am a big proponent of medical missions, and with their annual trips to Kenya and/or Honduras they have a big hand in that. Lastly, I intend to practice rural medicine. This program can teach you a wide variety of procedures as well as surgical obstetrics and most anything you will need for rural practice here in the US.

Carrie Jobe, MD

I was born and raised in Newburgh, IN. After graduating from DePauw University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Music, I moved to Southern China to teach college English. That was a difficult year and a half, but it drastically altered my perception of myself and of life in America, and I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world. On returning to the States, I taught part-time in the ESL department at the University of Southern Indiana and worked part-time as a cashier. I had planned since high school to eventually pursue a medical career, so I completed a Masters in Biology at IUPUI before finally entering medical school at Indiana University.

Toward the beginning of my last year of medical school, I realized that Family Medicine is the best fit for me because it allows me to form ongoing relationships with my patients and to care for diverse medical problems, from acute to chronic, in patients of all ages. I had initially intended to move away for residency; however, IU Health Ball Memorial foiled that plan by having the strongest program academically, the best Obstetrical opportunities, and the closest-knit residency community that I could find.

Morgan Langhofer, MD

Though I was born in central Illinois, I lived in the Phoenix, AZ area from when I was six months old until I moved to Indiana to attend medical school. It wasn't until after my high school graduation that someone told me for the first time that you don't have to major in biology or chemistry in order to go to medical school. Once I heard that I quickly decided to major in English Literature at Arizona State as a pre-med student. That was a wonderful choice for me, as it gave me that varied learning experience that I've come to value so much.

After graduation I worked for harvesting eye tissue across the state of Arizona. It was while I was working there that I was accepted to Indiana University School of Medicine. I moved to West Lafayette, IN to do my first two years of medical school at the Purdue campus. It was while I was there that I started courting my lovely bride, Kyra. We were married between the first and second years of school and have been blessed to enjoy life and grow through it together. We finished medical school in Indianapolis, where we were gifted with a beautiful son.

It was shortly after our move to Indianapolis, at the start of our third year of medical school, that Kyra and I realized that I was being drawn to Family Medicine as a specialty. In short, the relationships with the patients and the type of care that a Family Physician is able to give seemed to fit my personality and career goals in a way that no other specialty did. When we realized that, we started looking to see what residencies could prepare me for my future career.

Kyra and I fell in love with the Muncie program at the same time. We both quickly realized that the Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency offered a quality and breadth of training that is very hard to find anywhere else. That, coupled with the wonderful community with the residents, their families, and the directors, drew us to Muncie in a powerful way. We continue to realize how fortunate we are to be here and are grateful for the chance. Kyra and I love getting to know the Muncie community and hope that our family will be a part of the area for years to come.

Aside from medicine, I enjoy a variety of hobbies that I've collected over the years. I love scuba diving a rock climbing, though there aren't just tons of opportunities for these in central Indiana. Since becoming a Hoosier I've taken up deer hunting, gardening, and homesteading. These join cooking, reading, and music among my interests.