Ball Memorial Graduate Medical Education

Welcome

On behalf of the program directors, teaching staff and residents, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to learn more about Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s Graduate Education Program.

With our organization and residency programs all achieving exemplary accreditation reviews, we have a long tradition of excellence. As educators, our goal is to instruct the highest quality graduates—competent and compassionate practicing physicians who are active in our community.

We look forward to another excellent year of recruiting, providing quality patient care and promoting the outstanding scholarly activity we are proud of at our unique institution. I hope that you will seek us out and I welcome your inquiries regarding our residencies and student clerkships.

J. Matthew Neal, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACE, FAAPL
Executive Medical Director, Academic Affairs
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs and Faculty Development
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
slittle3@iuhealth.org

Residency Programs

Welcome

On behalf of the program directors, teaching staff and residents, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to learn more about Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s Graduate Education Program.

With our organization and residency programs all achieving exemplary accreditation reviews, we have a long tradition of excellence. As educators, our goal is to instruct the highest quality graduates—competent and compassionate practicing physicians who are active in our community.

We look forward to another excellent year of recruiting, providing quality patient care and promoting the outstanding scholarly activity we are proud of at our unique institution. I hope that you will seek us out and I welcome your inquiries regarding our residencies and student clerkships.

J. Matthew Neal, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACE, FAAPL
Executive Medical Director, Academic Affairs
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs and Faculty Development
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
slittle3@iuhealth.org

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is home to the largest graduate medical education teaching program in Indiana outside of Indianapolis. We offer family medicine, internal medicine and transitional residency programs as well as a medical research department.

More than 50 physicians are currently receiving residency training at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Clinics staffed by family medicine and internal medicine residents provide low-cost medical care for nearly 25,000 patient visits each year. Many of our residents also become involved with the local community through volunteer service.

In addition to clinically-focused experiences, academic excellence is encouraged and supported. Our residents and faculty publish many articles in peer-reviewed journals and regularly present posters and abstracts at regional and national meetings. Each year, a research symposium held at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital showcases original research and case studies created by our residents.

In 2009, our program was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for a five-year cycle, the maximum allowed.

About Our Programs

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is home to the largest graduate medical education teaching program in Indiana outside of Indianapolis. We offer family medicine, internal medicine and transitional residency programs as well as a medical research department.

More than 50 physicians are currently receiving residency training at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Clinics staffed by family medicine and internal medicine residents provide low-cost medical care for nearly 25,000 patient visits each year. Many of our residents also become involved with the local community through volunteer service.

In addition to clinically-focused experiences, academic excellence is encouraged and supported. Our residents and faculty publish many articles in peer-reviewed journals and regularly present posters and abstracts at regional and national meetings. Each year, a research symposium held at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital showcases original research and case studies created by our residents.

In 2009, our program was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for a five-year cycle, the maximum allowed.

Graduate Medical Education Annual Report

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Office of Graduate Medical Education

J. Matthew Neal, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACE, Executive Medical Director, Academic Affairs
Susan Little, Graduate Medical Education Coordinator
2401 University Avenue, Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: 765.747.4366
Fax: 765.751.1451
slittle3@iuhealth.org

Family Medicine Residency Program

Justin K. Whitt, MD, Program Director
Jennifer Kurtz, Program Coordinator
221 N. Celia Avenue
Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: 765.747.8413
Toll-Free: 800.279.1666
Fax: 765.741.1983
jkurtz@iuhealth.org

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Ryan M. Johnston, MD, FACP, Program Director
Susie Tharp, Program Coordinator
2401 W. University Avenue
Muncie IN, 47303
Phone: 765.747.3367
Toll-Free: 800.279.1666
Fax: 765.751.1451
dtharp@iuhealth.org

Transitional Year Residency

Gerard Costello, MD, Program Director
Vana Dubois, Program Coordinator
2401 W. University Avenue
Muncie IN, 47303
Phone: 765.741.1095
Toll-Free: 800.279.1666
Fax: 765.751.1451
vdubois@iuhealth.org

Medical Research at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

2401 University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: 765.747.8474
Learn more

Contact Information

Office of Graduate Medical Education

J. Matthew Neal, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACE, Executive Medical Director, Academic Affairs
Susan Little, Graduate Medical Education Coordinator
2401 University Avenue, Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: 765.747.4366
Fax: 765.751.1451
slittle3@iuhealth.org

Family Medicine Residency Program

Justin K. Whitt, MD, Program Director
Jennifer Kurtz, Program Coordinator
221 N. Celia Avenue
Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: 765.747.8413
Toll-Free: 800.279.1666
Fax: 765.741.1983
jkurtz@iuhealth.org

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Ryan M. Johnston, MD, FACP, Program Director
Susie Tharp, Program Coordinator
2401 W. University Avenue
Muncie IN, 47303
Phone: 765.747.3367
Toll-Free: 800.279.1666
Fax: 765.751.1451
dtharp@iuhealth.org

Transitional Year Residency

Gerard Costello, MD, Program Director
Vana Dubois, Program Coordinator
2401 W. University Avenue
Muncie IN, 47303
Phone: 765.741.1095
Toll-Free: 800.279.1666
Fax: 765.751.1451
vdubois@iuhealth.org

Medical Research at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

2401 University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: 765.747.8474
Learn more

Family Medicine Residency Center

221 N. Celia Avenue
Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: 765.747.3141

Internal Medicine Clinic

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
2401 University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: 765.747.4306

Clinics

Family Medicine Residency Center

221 N. Celia Avenue
Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: 765.747.3141

Internal Medicine Clinic

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
2401 University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: 765.747.4306

Student Electives

Thank you for your interest in Medical Education at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Our organization offers a variety of electives in various disciplines. Each elective allows students to experience real-world practice in a unique private community setting. We are able to achieve this through a three-part collaboration of a community hospital, medical school and strong community physicians.

For further information or to register for an elective, please contact:
Toll-Free: 800.279.1666
E-mail: medstudent@iuhealth.org

Student Electives

Student Electives

Thank you for your interest in Medical Education at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Our organization offers a variety of electives in various disciplines. Each elective allows students to experience real-world practice in a unique private community setting. We are able to achieve this through a three-part collaboration of a community hospital, medical school and strong community physicians.

For further information or to register for an elective, please contact:
Toll-Free: 800.279.1666
E-mail: medstudent@iuhealth.org

Learn more about the contract and handbook for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital residency programs.

View the Resident Contract

View the Resident Handbook

Residency Program Contract and Handbook

Learn more about the contract and handbook for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital residency programs.

View the Resident Contract

View the Resident Handbook

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

Executive Medical Director, Academic Affairs

Chairman, Department of Medicine, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs and Faculty Development
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

Immediate Past Governor, American College of Physicians

Education

  • 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

About

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 was appointed as Executive Medical Director, Academic Affairs in 2011 and remains active as a teacher in all programs. He also has a system role as Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs and Faculty Development for the IU School of Medicine.

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.

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 the IUSM-Muncie Excellence in 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 for the IM-ITE.

Dr. Neal is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Endocrinology, and the American Association for Physician Leadership, and is Immediate Past Governor of the American College of Physicians’ Indiana Chapter. 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.

Gme Neal Matthew

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

Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs and Faculty Development
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

Immediate Past Governor, American College of Physicians

Education

  • 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

About

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 was appointed as Executive Medical Director, Academic Affairs in 2011 and remains active as a teacher in all programs. He also has a system role as Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs and Faculty Development for the IU School of Medicine.

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.

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 the IUSM-Muncie Excellence in 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 for the IM-ITE.

Dr. Neal is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Endocrinology, and the American Association for Physician Leadership, and is Immediate Past Governor of the American College of Physicians’ Indiana Chapter. 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.

Gme Neal Matthew