GME Program Leadership

J. Matthew Neal, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACE, FAAPL

Executive Medical Director, Academic Affairs

Chairman, Department of Medicine
- IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

Professor of Clinical Medicine
- Indiana University School of Medicine

- American College of Physicians Indiana Chapter


  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Residency: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
  • Endocrinology Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine; Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; Medical Management

Dr. Neal is a native of Muncie and completed his undergraduate and medical studies at Indiana University, a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Massachusetts, and a graduate certificate in epidemiology and biostatistics at Drexel University. He completed his internal medicine residency at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Indiana University.

He has been in the private practice of endocrinology since 1993 and stayed on as adjunct endocrinology faculty at IU Medical Center until 1995. He became an associate director for the Internal Medicine Residency in 1996 and served as program director from 2000 until 2011. He was appointed as Executive Medical Director, Academic Affairs in 2011 and remains active as a teacher in all programs and at the IU School of Medicine-Muncie, where he is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Lead Academic Advisor and a member of the IUSM Admissions Committee.

Dr. Neal is a dedicated educator and the author of five endocrinology textbooks which have been used as teaching tools by medical schools and other residency programs as far away as Europe. He is a past winner of the Cullison Housestaff Teaching Award, and is the author of many peer-reviewed journal articles. In addition, he has been a question writer for the American Board of Internal Medicine, reviewer for MKSAP (Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program) and reviewer for several peer-reviewed medical journals. He is also a member of the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination Committee, responsible for creating and editing endocrinology content.

Dr. Neal is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Endocrinology, and the American Assocation for Physician Leadership, and is the current. American College of Physicians’ Indiana Chapter Governor. He has been awarded the CPE (Certified Physician Executive) designation by the Certifying Commission for Medical Management. He is a member of the Authors Guild and American Medical Writers Association. One of his major interests is helping residents improve their writing and presentation skills.

Dr. Neal enjoys photography; building computers; astronomy; music; theater; football; collecting fountain pens; reading; golf and writing fiction. In his spare time, he has written three medical techno-thrillers: Specific Gravity, Ontario Lacus and Americium the Beautiful.