See why our Family Medicine Residency Program at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital provides academic excellence to future physicians.

How do we measure up?

  • First-time board pass rate of 98 percent since 1995
  • In-training assessment exam scores consistently in the top 40 percent nationally

Teaching opportunities

  • Satellite campus for Indiana University School of Medicine first- and second-year medical students
  • Site for third-year Family Medicine clerkship for IUSOM
  • Multiple elective rotations available for fourth-year students from IUSOM or any U.S. medical school

Annual Medical Education Scholarly Activity and Research Symposium

Each Family Medicine Resident must participate in an oral or poster case presentation once during the three-year residency (see awards below).

Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Annual Research Day

Our residents have the opportunity to participate in the yearly research day and are eligible for cash prizes.

Longitudinal Performance/Practice Improvement Project

Our residents participate in a practice improvement project that spans their second and third years. This involves gathering data and evaluating our clinic performance on chosen standards of care or clinic efficiency parameters. Residents evaluate this data in an effort to formulate a plan for improvement of our clinical practices and overall efficiency. This project prepares residents for meeting their board certification requirements when in private practice.

Research

Annual Medical Education Scholarly Activity and Research Symposium

Each Family Medicine Resident must participate in an oral or poster case presentation once during the three-year residency (see awards below).

Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Annual Research Day

Our residents have the opportunity to participate in the yearly research day and are eligible for cash prizes.

Longitudinal Performance/Practice Improvement Project

Our residents participate in a practice improvement project that spans their second and third years. This involves gathering data and evaluating our clinic performance on chosen standards of care or clinic efficiency parameters. Residents evaluate this data in an effort to formulate a plan for improvement of our clinical practices and overall efficiency. This project prepares residents for meeting their board certification requirements when in private practice.

2016

National Awards & Presentations:

  • IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine Resident Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH, was one of 12 recipients nationwide to receive the 2016 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)/Novo Nordisk Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding U.S. family medicine residents for their leadership, civic involvement, exemplary patient care and an aptitude for and interest in family medicine. Of the 10,138 eligible family medicine residents, Dr. Venis was one of only 12 recipients of this esteemed designation and was the only recipient being honored from Indiana and this area of the lower Midwest region. Dr. Venis was presented with this national award at a recognition breakfast at the AAFP Scientific Assembly in Orlando on September 22, 2016. Dr. Venis joins an elite few IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency graduates who received this award including Joseph Schuerger – 2013; Curtis O'Loughlin—2010; Justin Whitt—2005 AAFP; and Amanda Morris—2003.
  • Family Medicine Resident, Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH, was appointed to the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Quality and Practice (COQP). Dr. Venis was the only resident member on this national council, for which he served a one-year term that began January 1, 2016. The scope of work of the COQP is to study and develop recommendations, policies and programs for family medicine in the following areas: health care delivery systems (e.g., PCMH, ACOs), performance measurement, practice redesign/quality improvement, privileging, health information technology, practice management, private sector advocacy and physician payment.
  • Kevin Witt, MD, third-year Family Medicine Resident and Justin Witt, MD, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency, presented a platform presentation Sessile Serrated Adenomas (SSA) of the Colon, a case report at the American Academy for Primary Care Endoscopy Annual Meeting and Conference in South Carolina on Friday, November 6, 2015.
  • Dr. Melinda McKnight, Family Medicine Residency Associate Director, presented the poster, “Incorporating Group Prenatal Care Into a Residency Center Clinic” at the 2016 American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Program Director & Residency Programs Educational Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The poster was presented on Saturday, April 2 and was on display during this national conference. Authors on the project are from the Family Medicine Residency: Melinda McKnight, MD; Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH; Josh Rainey, PhD; Anna Grady, MD; from Ball State University: Jean Marie Place, PhD.
  • James Wilcox, MD, second-year resident, presented a case at the annual American College of Sports Medicine meeting titled, “Arm Swelling – Volleyball.”

State Presentations:

The Family Medicine Residency was represented by two residents at this year’s Indiana Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) Research Day on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Platform Case Presentations were presented by second-year Family Medicine Resident Dr. Anna W. Grady (POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE AND DIC FROM AMNIOTIC FLUID EMBOLISM) and third-year Family Medicine Resident Dr. Kevin L. Witt (BLINDNESS AND DEAFNESS IN THE SETTING OF ADVANCED COPD: THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION.) The event was held at the Ritz Charles Conference Center in Carmel, Indiana.

Local Awards & Presentations:

  • Family Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year: Dr. Kevin Witt
  • Dr. Arnold Lawrence Carter Outstanding Intern award: Dr. Dallin Olson
  • Dr. William Stinson Family Practice Scholarship: Dr. Steve Monson
  • AFMRD & NAPCRG Resident Scholarship Award: Dr. Kevin Witt

Family Medicine Resident physicians at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital were recognized for outstanding research activities during the Department of Medical Education’s Douglas A. Triplett, MD Memorial Research Symposium held April 29, 2016.

Family Medicine Residency Award Winners:

  • Dr. Sara Sorrell was awarded first place in the original category for “Obesity and Type II Diabetes Mellitus: Care Interventions”
  • Dr. John Marx was awarded second place in the case category for “Splenic Infarct In The Setting Of Infectious Mononucleosis”
  • Dr. Joe Varnau was awarded first place in the platform presentation for “Thinking Beyond Tissue Plasminogen Activator (T-Pa): Lifesaving Mechanical Thrombectomy”
  • Dr. Andrew Daluga was awarded second place in the platform presentation for “Odontogenic Infections Leading To Acute Complications”

Other presenters at the symposium included:

  • Alcohol Induced Thrombocytopenia In Pregnancy: Help For The Non-Hellp Thrombocytopenic Patient, Erika Blair, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • Late Onset Necrotizing Enterocolitis From Rotavirus: A Concerning And Preventable Complication, Thomas Boone, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • The Unmasking Of Chronic Interstitial Lung Disease Due To Influenza B Infection, Tabatha Davis, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage From Amniotic Fluid Embolism, Anna Grady, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • Candidemia In A Patient With Gi Bleeding: What Is The Source?, Dean Turbeville, Jr., MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • Higher Than Expected Hyperbilirubinemia in Gilbert Syndrome And A Suspicion For Concomitant Hemolytic Anemia, Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH, Family Medicine Residency
  • Progression of Palindromic Rheumatism to Atypical Presentation of Classic Rheumatism, a case study, James Wilcox, MD & Jill Linville, MD, Family Medicine Residency

2015

State Awards & Presentations:

  • IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine chief resident, Dr. Adam Amos, was selected as the 2015 Indiana Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) Outstanding Resident. The Outstanding Resident Award is presented annually to a family medicine resident who demonstrates exceptional interest and involvement in family and exemplifies the qualities of a family physician. The award was presented during a banquet at the IAFP Annual Meeting at the French Lick Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana on July 25, 2015.
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH was elected as the state’s resident director representative to the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors at the May 2015 meeting.
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine First Year Resident, Dr. Juan Carlos Venis, was voted in as the Resident Region Director to the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. The election was held at the May 7, 2015 IAFP Residents Day & Research Forum in Fishers, Indiana.

Local Awards & Presentations:

  • Family Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year: Drs. Jesse Crane and Joe Hui
  • Dr. Arnold Lawrence Carter Outstanding Intern award: Dr. Anna Grady
  • Dr. William Stinson Family Practice Scholarship: Dr. Milissa Eley
  • AFMRD & NAPCRG Resident Scholarship Award: Dr. Adam Amos

Family Medicine Resident physicians at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital were recognized for outstanding research activities during the Department of Medical Education’s Douglas A. Triplett, MD Memorial Research Symposium held April 24, 2015.

Family Medicine Residency Award Winners:

  • Platform Category: First Place – “Iatrongenic Cholangitis And The Need For Cautious Use of Ceftriaxone,” Kyle Speakman, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • Poster Case Category: Second Place – “Sessile Serrated Adenoma Identified On Screening Colonoscopy: A Case Presentation,” Kevin Witt, MD, Family Medicine Residency

Family Medicine Residency Poster Presentations

  • “Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Optimal Management Of Severe Nausea And Vomiting,” Tolulope Efam, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • “Central Precocious Puberty In The Setting Of A Rathke Cleft Cyst,” Anthony Gordon, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • “Sudden Cardiac Death: A Narrow Postpartum Escape,” Steven Monson, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • “Ogilvie Syndrome Requiring Colectomy And Iliostomy In A Patient With Severe Osteogenesis Imperfecta Subtype IV,” Kristy Mount, MD, Ph.D., Family Medicine Residency
  • “Black Esophagus In A 23 Year-Old Female: Atypical Presentation Of An Atypical Disease In The Atypical Patient,” Michael Pratt, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • “Bilateral Peri-Ventricular Nodular Heterotopia (Pnh): An Unusual Presentation Of New-Onset Seizure In A 3 Year-Old Male Patient,” Andrew Stevens, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • “New Onset Grand Mal Seizure In De Morsier Syndrome – A Case Study,” Kara Wyatt, MD, Family Medicine Residency

2014

Local Awards & Presentations:

The following teaching awards were presented at the Family Medicine Residency graduation banquet on Friday, June 27, 2014:

  • Specialty Teacher of the Year: Dr. Mark Saleem
  • Family Medicine Teacher of the Year: Dr. Jennifer Bunch
  • Family Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year: Dr. Luke Ernstberger
  • Dr. Anne Eliades Distinguished Teaching Career Award: Dr. Jeffrey Bird
  • Dr. Arnold Lawrence Carter Outstanding Intern: Dr. Andrew M. Stevens
    • The Dr. Arnold Lawrence Carter Outstanding Intern award was established in honor or the residency’s first graduate and longtime associate director who passed away this year. In his memory, the Dr. Carter Outstanding Intern award was presented for the first time to Dr. Andrew M. Stevens.
  • Dr. William Stinson Family Medicine Scholarship: Dr. Stuart Knapp

Family Medicine Residents that presented projects at the IU Health Ball Memorial Research Symposium on April 25, 2014.

  • Case Presentation STAPHYLOCOCCUS LUGDUNENSIS ENDOCARDITIS IN HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY: WHEN COAGULASE NEGATIVE STAPH MATTERS, Adam Amos
  • Case Presentation THE VALUE OF BEING COMPLETE WITH INCOMPLETE KAWASAKI, Jesse Crane
  • Case Presentation PLACENTAL ABRUPTION- WHO KNOWS WHAT TO DO?, Milissa Eley-Alfrey
  • Case Presentation BILATERAL HIP PAIN IN A COLLEGE ATHLETE WHO FAILED CONSERVATIVE THERAPY, Kellen Hansen
  • Case Presentation A CURIOUS CASE OF PEDIATRIC LEG PAIN, Joe Hui
  • Case Presentation ELEVATED CANCER MARKERS: A CAUSE FOR CONCERN?, Joey Indiano
  • Case Presentation ALL IN THE FAMILY: A CASE REPORT OF FAMILIAL RHABDOMYOLYSIS. Carrie Jobe
  • Case Presentation MANAGING AND CIRCUMCISING A NEONATE WITH PRIAPISM, Morgan Langhofer
  • Case Presentation HYPERCALCEMIA AND UNTOWARD SEQUELAE OF A LATE DIAGNOSIS, Joseph Schuerger
  • Two residents placed and both were in the Poster Presentation Category:
    • Second Place – Dr. Adam D. Amos, Family Medicine Residency: Staphylococcus Lugdunensis Endocarditis in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: When Coagulase Negative Staph Matters
    • Third Place – Dr. Morgan J. Langhofer, Family Medicine Residency: Managing and Circumcising a Neonate with Priapism

The Residency won the “Most Quality Driven” Poster, “Evaluation of a Resident Training Curriculum on Unhealthy Pediatric Weight through Process Improvement” at the National Healthcare Quality Week display at IUH Ball Memorial Hospital October 20-26, 2013

State Presentations:

Family Medicine Residents that presented at the IAFP Research Day on May 8, 2014 include

  • Case Presentation STAPHYLOCOCCUS LUGDUNENSIS ENDOCARDITIS IN HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY: WHEN COAGULASE NEGATIVE STAPH MATTERS, Adam Amos
  • Case Presentation PLACENTAL ABRUPTION- WHO KNOWS WHAT TO DO?, Milissa Eley-Alfrey
  • Case Presentation MANAGING AND CIRCUMCISING A NEONATE WITH PRIAPISM, Morgan Langhofer
  • Dr. Amos won second prize in the poster category with: STAPHYLOCOCCUS LUGDUNENSIS ENDOCARDITIS IN HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY: WHEN COAGULASE NEGATIVE STAPH MATTERS Author: Adam Amos, MD

National Awards & Presentations:

Dr. Joseph Schuerger was one of 12 recipients nationwide to receive the 2013 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)/Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding U.S. family medicine residents for their leadership, civic involvement, exemplary patient care, and an aptitude for and interest in family medicine. Of the 3,200 eligible family medicine residents, Dr. Schuerger was one of only 12 recipients of this esteemed designation and was the only recipient being honored from Indiana and this area of the lower Midwest region. Dr. Schuerger was presented this national award at a recognition breakfast at the AAFP Scientific Assembly in San Diego on September 27, 2013. Dr. Schuerger joined an elite group of previous graduates that received this award including: Curtis O'Loughlin—2010; Justin Whitt—2005 AAFP; and Amanda Morris—2003

IU Health Ball Memorial Physicians Family Medicine Residency Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Physicians Family Medicine Residency received recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH-2011) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participative relationships.

Family Medicine Residents present at the 2014 American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM) annual meeting in New Orleans April 2014:

  • Joe Hui, MD – Podium Presentation: “A curious case of Pediatric Calf Pain”
  • Kellen Hansen, DO – Poster Presentation: “Bilateral Hip Pain in a College Athlete Who Failed Conservative Therapy”

Family Medicine Residents published this year:

  • First-Year Resident Kristy Mount, MD, PhD, had a narrative essay published in Family Medicine (Vol 46, No 2 Feb 2014) “Treating the Whole Person: My Journey to a Career in Family Medicine”
  • First-Year Resident Kevin Witt, MD, was a co-author on an article published in Clinical Anatomy 27:451–454 (2014) “The Anatomy of Osteoarthritic Joint Pain”

2013

  • Ryan Brown – First-Place Platform Presentation: HEPATOTOXICITY TRIGGERED BY A GREEN TEA WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENT: A CASE REPORT, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Annual Scholarly Activity & Research Symposium, May 4, 2013
  • Emma Nordstrom – First-Place Poster Presentation: SUSPECTED UNINTENTIONAL OVERDOSE OF A TRANSDERMAL FENTANYL PATCH WITH TANNING BED USE, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Annual Scholarly Activity & Research Symposium, May 4, 2013
  • Justin Anderson – Third-Place Platform Presentation: TAKOTSUBO CARDIOMYOPATHY: A LOVE STORY, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Annual Scholarly Activity & Research Symposium, May 4, 2013
  • Erin Young – Third-Place Poster Presentation: PERIPARTUM CARDIOMYOPATHY PRESENTING AS AN UNUSUAL COMPLICATION OF PREECLAMPSIA IN A POSTPARTUM WOMAN, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Annual Scholarly Activity & Research Symposium, May 4, 2013
  • Melody Shrack – First-Place Poster Presentation: SYNERGISTIC HEPATOTOSITY OF ALCOHOL AND IRON: A CASE PRESENTATON, Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Research Day, May 9, 2013
  • Justin Anderson – Second-Place Platform Presentation: TAKOTSUBO CARDIOMYOPATHY: A LOVE STORY, Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Research Day, May 9, 2013
  • Alan Young - William Stinson Scholarship Recipient
  • Erin Young - Family Medicine Residency Award for Scholarship, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and North American Primary Care Research Group Family Medicine Resident Award
  • Ryan Brown - Resident Teacher of the Year
  • Joseph Schuerger – 2013 AAFP/Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education

2012

  • Kim Stange - 2012 William Stinson Scholarship Recipient
  • Karalee Bessinger – Resident Teacher of the Year
  • Kevin Schopmeyer—First-Place Platform Presentation—"Polycythemia Presenting as a Discolored Nail"
  • Kurtis Ellis—Second-Place Platform Presentation—"Mother Knows Best: Late-Onset Group B Streptococcal Disease in a 20-Day-Old Female"
  • Kurtis Ellis—First-Place Poster Presentation—"Mother Knows Best: Late-Onset Group B Streptococcal Disease in a 20-Day-Old Female"
  • Karalee Bessinger—Third-Place Platform Presentation—"An Atypical Case of Atypical Pneumonia"
  • Alan Young—Second-Place Poster Presentation—"Performance Improvement Focused on the Clinical Management of Unhealthy Pediatric Weight," Co-authors: Justin Whitt, MD; Linda Daniel, PhD; Carolyn Shue, PhD

2011

  • Curtis O'Loughlin—First-Place Platform Presentation: “Late Presentation of a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia”
  • Anastasia Rairigh—Second-Place Platform Presentation: “My Asthma Meds Aren’t Working” Atypical Obstructive Sleep apnea and Its Role in Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stephanie Russ—Third-Place Platform Presentation: “Triptan Induced Ischemic Colitis”
  • Julia Degler—Second Place Poster Presentation: “Stridor From Subglottic Hemangioma: An Infant With a Common Pediatric Symptom but Uncommon Diagnosis”
  • Loren Hurst—Third-Place Poster Presentation: “Acute Epiglottitis In An Adult: Changes In the Post Vaccine Era”
  • Peter Crane—William Stinson Scholarship Recipient

2010

  • Curtis O'Loughlin—AAFP/Bristol Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education (one of only 12 recipients in the nation)
  • Jean Roberts—First-Place Oral Case Report: "Chronic Migraine Headache and Associated Speech Delay in a 30-month-old Child"
  • Bradley Haupricht—Second-Place Oral Case Report: "When Exercise Goes too Far: A Case of Exertional Rhabdomyolysis.” Third-Place Oral Case Report at the IAFP State Research Day with the same report
  • Brad Goates—First-Place Poster Case Presentation, "Three Year Old Female with pneumococcal meningitis and cardiac murmur"
  • Jennifer Biggerstaff—Third-Place Poster Case Presentation, "Phimosis as a presenting symptom of Type 1 DM in an adolescent"
  • Katie Mullins—William Stinson Scholarship Recipient

2009

  • Brad Morin—Second-Place Poster Case Presentation, "Topiramate-induced Angle-closure Glaucoma and Myopia"
  • Sheirlie LaMantia—William Stinson Scholarship Recipient

2008

  • Nicholas Nussbaum—First-Place Oral Case Presentation, "Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (Mycosis Fungoides)"
  • Julie Gunther—Second-Place Oral Case Presentation, "A Twenty-One Year Old with Hemoptysis"
  • Patricia Benoist—Third-Place Oral Case Presentation, "Neonatal Herpes Simplex Infection" and the William Stinson Scholarship Recipient

2007

  • Sharon Ruch—Second-Place Original Research, "Pediatric Obesity: A Local Epidemic?"
  • Kristin Wood—William Stinson Scholarship Recipient
  • Roy Miner, Jr., MD MPH—Elected for Alternate Resident Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates at the 2007 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

2006

  • Jennifer Wilson—First-Place Case Presentation and William Stinson Scholarship Recipient
  • Erin Vinson—Second-Place Case Presentation, "West Nile Virus Meningitis: It Happened Here"
  • Kristin Wood—Third-Place Case Presentation
  • Amanda Dornfeld—William Stinson Scholarship Recipient

2005

Justin Whitt—2005 AAFP/Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education

2004

  • Drew Cougill—Director of Indiana Academy of Family Physicians resident section 2004-2005, delegate to 2003 national AAFP conference
  • Lori Hurst—ISMA delegate, delegate to AMA RFS, Indiana resident delegate to AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents 2004
  • Spencer Richards—American Medical Society of Sports Medicine National Resident Scholarship
  • Amanda Dornfeld—delegate to IAFP conference 2004, delegate to AMA RFS 2004
  • Ryan Torrie—delegate IAFP conference 2004

2003

  • Amanda Morris—Pisacano Scholar (through the American Board of Family Medicine); 2003 Bristol Myers Squibb Award recipient for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education; Participated in an elective at the Robert Graham Center in Washington, D.C. She conducted research looking at the role of global medical graduates in Family Medicine in the United States.
  • Brian Morris—Second place for case presentation at Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Resident Research Day

Awards & Accomplishments

2016

National Awards & Presentations:

  • IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine Resident Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH, was one of 12 recipients nationwide to receive the 2016 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)/Novo Nordisk Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding U.S. family medicine residents for their leadership, civic involvement, exemplary patient care and an aptitude for and interest in family medicine. Of the 10,138 eligible family medicine residents, Dr. Venis was one of only 12 recipients of this esteemed designation and was the only recipient being honored from Indiana and this area of the lower Midwest region. Dr. Venis was presented with this national award at a recognition breakfast at the AAFP Scientific Assembly in Orlando on September 22, 2016. Dr. Venis joins an elite few IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency graduates who received this award including Joseph Schuerger – 2013; Curtis O'Loughlin—2010; Justin Whitt—2005 AAFP; and Amanda Morris—2003.
  • Family Medicine Resident, Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH, was appointed to the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Quality and Practice (COQP). Dr. Venis was the only resident member on this national council, for which he served a one-year term that began January 1, 2016. The scope of work of the COQP is to study and develop recommendations, policies and programs for family medicine in the following areas: health care delivery systems (e.g., PCMH, ACOs), performance measurement, practice redesign/quality improvement, privileging, health information technology, practice management, private sector advocacy and physician payment.
  • Kevin Witt, MD, third-year Family Medicine Resident and Justin Witt, MD, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency, presented a platform presentation Sessile Serrated Adenomas (SSA) of the Colon, a case report at the American Academy for Primary Care Endoscopy Annual Meeting and Conference in South Carolina on Friday, November 6, 2015.
  • Dr. Melinda McKnight, Family Medicine Residency Associate Director, presented the poster, “Incorporating Group Prenatal Care Into a Residency Center Clinic” at the 2016 American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Program Director & Residency Programs Educational Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The poster was presented on Saturday, April 2 and was on display during this national conference. Authors on the project are from the Family Medicine Residency: Melinda McKnight, MD; Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH; Josh Rainey, PhD; Anna Grady, MD; from Ball State University: Jean Marie Place, PhD.
  • James Wilcox, MD, second-year resident, presented a case at the annual American College of Sports Medicine meeting titled, “Arm Swelling – Volleyball.”

State Presentations:

The Family Medicine Residency was represented by two residents at this year’s Indiana Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) Research Day on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Platform Case Presentations were presented by second-year Family Medicine Resident Dr. Anna W. Grady (POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE AND DIC FROM AMNIOTIC FLUID EMBOLISM) and third-year Family Medicine Resident Dr. Kevin L. Witt (BLINDNESS AND DEAFNESS IN THE SETTING OF ADVANCED COPD: THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION.) The event was held at the Ritz Charles Conference Center in Carmel, Indiana.

Local Awards & Presentations:

  • Family Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year: Dr. Kevin Witt
  • Dr. Arnold Lawrence Carter Outstanding Intern award: Dr. Dallin Olson
  • Dr. William Stinson Family Practice Scholarship: Dr. Steve Monson
  • AFMRD & NAPCRG Resident Scholarship Award: Dr. Kevin Witt

Family Medicine Resident physicians at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital were recognized for outstanding research activities during the Department of Medical Education’s Douglas A. Triplett, MD Memorial Research Symposium held April 29, 2016.

Family Medicine Residency Award Winners:

  • Dr. Sara Sorrell was awarded first place in the original category for “Obesity and Type II Diabetes Mellitus: Care Interventions”
  • Dr. John Marx was awarded second place in the case category for “Splenic Infarct In The Setting Of Infectious Mononucleosis”
  • Dr. Joe Varnau was awarded first place in the platform presentation for “Thinking Beyond Tissue Plasminogen Activator (T-Pa): Lifesaving Mechanical Thrombectomy”
  • Dr. Andrew Daluga was awarded second place in the platform presentation for “Odontogenic Infections Leading To Acute Complications”

Other presenters at the symposium included:

  • Alcohol Induced Thrombocytopenia In Pregnancy: Help For The Non-Hellp Thrombocytopenic Patient, Erika Blair, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • Late Onset Necrotizing Enterocolitis From Rotavirus: A Concerning And Preventable Complication, Thomas Boone, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • The Unmasking Of Chronic Interstitial Lung Disease Due To Influenza B Infection, Tabatha Davis, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage From Amniotic Fluid Embolism, Anna Grady, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • Candidemia In A Patient With Gi Bleeding: What Is The Source?, Dean Turbeville, Jr., MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • Higher Than Expected Hyperbilirubinemia in Gilbert Syndrome And A Suspicion For Concomitant Hemolytic Anemia, Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH, Family Medicine Residency
  • Progression of Palindromic Rheumatism to Atypical Presentation of Classic Rheumatism, a case study, James Wilcox, MD & Jill Linville, MD, Family Medicine Residency

2015

State Awards & Presentations:

  • IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine chief resident, Dr. Adam Amos, was selected as the 2015 Indiana Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) Outstanding Resident. The Outstanding Resident Award is presented annually to a family medicine resident who demonstrates exceptional interest and involvement in family and exemplifies the qualities of a family physician. The award was presented during a banquet at the IAFP Annual Meeting at the French Lick Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana on July 25, 2015.
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH was elected as the state’s resident director representative to the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors at the May 2015 meeting.
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine First Year Resident, Dr. Juan Carlos Venis, was voted in as the Resident Region Director to the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. The election was held at the May 7, 2015 IAFP Residents Day & Research Forum in Fishers, Indiana.

Local Awards & Presentations:

  • Family Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year: Drs. Jesse Crane and Joe Hui
  • Dr. Arnold Lawrence Carter Outstanding Intern award: Dr. Anna Grady
  • Dr. William Stinson Family Practice Scholarship: Dr. Milissa Eley
  • AFMRD & NAPCRG Resident Scholarship Award: Dr. Adam Amos

Family Medicine Resident physicians at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital were recognized for outstanding research activities during the Department of Medical Education’s Douglas A. Triplett, MD Memorial Research Symposium held April 24, 2015.

Family Medicine Residency Award Winners:

  • Platform Category: First Place – “Iatrongenic Cholangitis And The Need For Cautious Use of Ceftriaxone,” Kyle Speakman, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • Poster Case Category: Second Place – “Sessile Serrated Adenoma Identified On Screening Colonoscopy: A Case Presentation,” Kevin Witt, MD, Family Medicine Residency

Family Medicine Residency Poster Presentations

  • “Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Optimal Management Of Severe Nausea And Vomiting,” Tolulope Efam, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • “Central Precocious Puberty In The Setting Of A Rathke Cleft Cyst,” Anthony Gordon, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • “Sudden Cardiac Death: A Narrow Postpartum Escape,” Steven Monson, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • “Ogilvie Syndrome Requiring Colectomy And Iliostomy In A Patient With Severe Osteogenesis Imperfecta Subtype IV,” Kristy Mount, MD, Ph.D., Family Medicine Residency
  • “Black Esophagus In A 23 Year-Old Female: Atypical Presentation Of An Atypical Disease In The Atypical Patient,” Michael Pratt, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • “Bilateral Peri-Ventricular Nodular Heterotopia (Pnh): An Unusual Presentation Of New-Onset Seizure In A 3 Year-Old Male Patient,” Andrew Stevens, MD, Family Medicine Residency
  • “New Onset Grand Mal Seizure In De Morsier Syndrome – A Case Study,” Kara Wyatt, MD, Family Medicine Residency

2014

Local Awards & Presentations:

The following teaching awards were presented at the Family Medicine Residency graduation banquet on Friday, June 27, 2014:

  • Specialty Teacher of the Year: Dr. Mark Saleem
  • Family Medicine Teacher of the Year: Dr. Jennifer Bunch
  • Family Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year: Dr. Luke Ernstberger
  • Dr. Anne Eliades Distinguished Teaching Career Award: Dr. Jeffrey Bird
  • Dr. Arnold Lawrence Carter Outstanding Intern: Dr. Andrew M. Stevens
    • The Dr. Arnold Lawrence Carter Outstanding Intern award was established in honor or the residency’s first graduate and longtime associate director who passed away this year. In his memory, the Dr. Carter Outstanding Intern award was presented for the first time to Dr. Andrew M. Stevens.
  • Dr. William Stinson Family Medicine Scholarship: Dr. Stuart Knapp

Family Medicine Residents that presented projects at the IU Health Ball Memorial Research Symposium on April 25, 2014.

  • Case Presentation STAPHYLOCOCCUS LUGDUNENSIS ENDOCARDITIS IN HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY: WHEN COAGULASE NEGATIVE STAPH MATTERS, Adam Amos
  • Case Presentation THE VALUE OF BEING COMPLETE WITH INCOMPLETE KAWASAKI, Jesse Crane
  • Case Presentation PLACENTAL ABRUPTION- WHO KNOWS WHAT TO DO?, Milissa Eley-Alfrey
  • Case Presentation BILATERAL HIP PAIN IN A COLLEGE ATHLETE WHO FAILED CONSERVATIVE THERAPY, Kellen Hansen
  • Case Presentation A CURIOUS CASE OF PEDIATRIC LEG PAIN, Joe Hui
  • Case Presentation ELEVATED CANCER MARKERS: A CAUSE FOR CONCERN?, Joey Indiano
  • Case Presentation ALL IN THE FAMILY: A CASE REPORT OF FAMILIAL RHABDOMYOLYSIS. Carrie Jobe
  • Case Presentation MANAGING AND CIRCUMCISING A NEONATE WITH PRIAPISM, Morgan Langhofer
  • Case Presentation HYPERCALCEMIA AND UNTOWARD SEQUELAE OF A LATE DIAGNOSIS, Joseph Schuerger
  • Two residents placed and both were in the Poster Presentation Category:
    • Second Place – Dr. Adam D. Amos, Family Medicine Residency: Staphylococcus Lugdunensis Endocarditis in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: When Coagulase Negative Staph Matters
    • Third Place – Dr. Morgan J. Langhofer, Family Medicine Residency: Managing and Circumcising a Neonate with Priapism

The Residency won the “Most Quality Driven” Poster, “Evaluation of a Resident Training Curriculum on Unhealthy Pediatric Weight through Process Improvement” at the National Healthcare Quality Week display at IUH Ball Memorial Hospital October 20-26, 2013

State Presentations:

Family Medicine Residents that presented at the IAFP Research Day on May 8, 2014 include

  • Case Presentation STAPHYLOCOCCUS LUGDUNENSIS ENDOCARDITIS IN HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY: WHEN COAGULASE NEGATIVE STAPH MATTERS, Adam Amos
  • Case Presentation PLACENTAL ABRUPTION- WHO KNOWS WHAT TO DO?, Milissa Eley-Alfrey
  • Case Presentation MANAGING AND CIRCUMCISING A NEONATE WITH PRIAPISM, Morgan Langhofer
  • Dr. Amos won second prize in the poster category with: STAPHYLOCOCCUS LUGDUNENSIS ENDOCARDITIS IN HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY: WHEN COAGULASE NEGATIVE STAPH MATTERS Author: Adam Amos, MD

National Awards & Presentations:

Dr. Joseph Schuerger was one of 12 recipients nationwide to receive the 2013 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)/Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding U.S. family medicine residents for their leadership, civic involvement, exemplary patient care, and an aptitude for and interest in family medicine. Of the 3,200 eligible family medicine residents, Dr. Schuerger was one of only 12 recipients of this esteemed designation and was the only recipient being honored from Indiana and this area of the lower Midwest region. Dr. Schuerger was presented this national award at a recognition breakfast at the AAFP Scientific Assembly in San Diego on September 27, 2013. Dr. Schuerger joined an elite group of previous graduates that received this award including: Curtis O'Loughlin—2010; Justin Whitt—2005 AAFP; and Amanda Morris—2003

IU Health Ball Memorial Physicians Family Medicine Residency Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Physicians Family Medicine Residency received recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH-2011) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participative relationships.

Family Medicine Residents present at the 2014 American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM) annual meeting in New Orleans April 2014:

  • Joe Hui, MD – Podium Presentation: “A curious case of Pediatric Calf Pain”
  • Kellen Hansen, DO – Poster Presentation: “Bilateral Hip Pain in a College Athlete Who Failed Conservative Therapy”

Family Medicine Residents published this year:

  • First-Year Resident Kristy Mount, MD, PhD, had a narrative essay published in Family Medicine (Vol 46, No 2 Feb 2014) “Treating the Whole Person: My Journey to a Career in Family Medicine”
  • First-Year Resident Kevin Witt, MD, was a co-author on an article published in Clinical Anatomy 27:451–454 (2014) “The Anatomy of Osteoarthritic Joint Pain”

2013

  • Ryan Brown – First-Place Platform Presentation: HEPATOTOXICITY TRIGGERED BY A GREEN TEA WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENT: A CASE REPORT, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Annual Scholarly Activity & Research Symposium, May 4, 2013
  • Emma Nordstrom – First-Place Poster Presentation: SUSPECTED UNINTENTIONAL OVERDOSE OF A TRANSDERMAL FENTANYL PATCH WITH TANNING BED USE, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Annual Scholarly Activity & Research Symposium, May 4, 2013
  • Justin Anderson – Third-Place Platform Presentation: TAKOTSUBO CARDIOMYOPATHY: A LOVE STORY, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Annual Scholarly Activity & Research Symposium, May 4, 2013
  • Erin Young – Third-Place Poster Presentation: PERIPARTUM CARDIOMYOPATHY PRESENTING AS AN UNUSUAL COMPLICATION OF PREECLAMPSIA IN A POSTPARTUM WOMAN, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Annual Scholarly Activity & Research Symposium, May 4, 2013
  • Melody Shrack – First-Place Poster Presentation: SYNERGISTIC HEPATOTOSITY OF ALCOHOL AND IRON: A CASE PRESENTATON, Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Research Day, May 9, 2013
  • Justin Anderson – Second-Place Platform Presentation: TAKOTSUBO CARDIOMYOPATHY: A LOVE STORY, Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Research Day, May 9, 2013
  • Alan Young - William Stinson Scholarship Recipient
  • Erin Young - Family Medicine Residency Award for Scholarship, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and North American Primary Care Research Group Family Medicine Resident Award
  • Ryan Brown - Resident Teacher of the Year
  • Joseph Schuerger – 2013 AAFP/Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education

2012

  • Kim Stange - 2012 William Stinson Scholarship Recipient
  • Karalee Bessinger – Resident Teacher of the Year
  • Kevin Schopmeyer—First-Place Platform Presentation—"Polycythemia Presenting as a Discolored Nail"
  • Kurtis Ellis—Second-Place Platform Presentation—"Mother Knows Best: Late-Onset Group B Streptococcal Disease in a 20-Day-Old Female"
  • Kurtis Ellis—First-Place Poster Presentation—"Mother Knows Best: Late-Onset Group B Streptococcal Disease in a 20-Day-Old Female"
  • Karalee Bessinger—Third-Place Platform Presentation—"An Atypical Case of Atypical Pneumonia"
  • Alan Young—Second-Place Poster Presentation—"Performance Improvement Focused on the Clinical Management of Unhealthy Pediatric Weight," Co-authors: Justin Whitt, MD; Linda Daniel, PhD; Carolyn Shue, PhD

2011

  • Curtis O'Loughlin—First-Place Platform Presentation: “Late Presentation of a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia”
  • Anastasia Rairigh—Second-Place Platform Presentation: “My Asthma Meds Aren’t Working” Atypical Obstructive Sleep apnea and Its Role in Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stephanie Russ—Third-Place Platform Presentation: “Triptan Induced Ischemic Colitis”
  • Julia Degler—Second Place Poster Presentation: “Stridor From Subglottic Hemangioma: An Infant With a Common Pediatric Symptom but Uncommon Diagnosis”
  • Loren Hurst—Third-Place Poster Presentation: “Acute Epiglottitis In An Adult: Changes In the Post Vaccine Era”
  • Peter Crane—William Stinson Scholarship Recipient

2010

  • Curtis O'Loughlin—AAFP/Bristol Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education (one of only 12 recipients in the nation)
  • Jean Roberts—First-Place Oral Case Report: "Chronic Migraine Headache and Associated Speech Delay in a 30-month-old Child"
  • Bradley Haupricht—Second-Place Oral Case Report: "When Exercise Goes too Far: A Case of Exertional Rhabdomyolysis.” Third-Place Oral Case Report at the IAFP State Research Day with the same report
  • Brad Goates—First-Place Poster Case Presentation, "Three Year Old Female with pneumococcal meningitis and cardiac murmur"
  • Jennifer Biggerstaff—Third-Place Poster Case Presentation, "Phimosis as a presenting symptom of Type 1 DM in an adolescent"
  • Katie Mullins—William Stinson Scholarship Recipient

2009

  • Brad Morin—Second-Place Poster Case Presentation, "Topiramate-induced Angle-closure Glaucoma and Myopia"
  • Sheirlie LaMantia—William Stinson Scholarship Recipient

2008

  • Nicholas Nussbaum—First-Place Oral Case Presentation, "Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (Mycosis Fungoides)"
  • Julie Gunther—Second-Place Oral Case Presentation, "A Twenty-One Year Old with Hemoptysis"
  • Patricia Benoist—Third-Place Oral Case Presentation, "Neonatal Herpes Simplex Infection" and the William Stinson Scholarship Recipient

2007

  • Sharon Ruch—Second-Place Original Research, "Pediatric Obesity: A Local Epidemic?"
  • Kristin Wood—William Stinson Scholarship Recipient
  • Roy Miner, Jr., MD MPH—Elected for Alternate Resident Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates at the 2007 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

2006

  • Jennifer Wilson—First-Place Case Presentation and William Stinson Scholarship Recipient
  • Erin Vinson—Second-Place Case Presentation, "West Nile Virus Meningitis: It Happened Here"
  • Kristin Wood—Third-Place Case Presentation
  • Amanda Dornfeld—William Stinson Scholarship Recipient

2005

Justin Whitt—2005 AAFP/Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education

2004

  • Drew Cougill—Director of Indiana Academy of Family Physicians resident section 2004-2005, delegate to 2003 national AAFP conference
  • Lori Hurst—ISMA delegate, delegate to AMA RFS, Indiana resident delegate to AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents 2004
  • Spencer Richards—American Medical Society of Sports Medicine National Resident Scholarship
  • Amanda Dornfeld—delegate to IAFP conference 2004, delegate to AMA RFS 2004
  • Ryan Torrie—delegate IAFP conference 2004

2003

  • Amanda Morris—Pisacano Scholar (through the American Board of Family Medicine); 2003 Bristol Myers Squibb Award recipient for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education; Participated in an elective at the Robert Graham Center in Washington, D.C. She conducted research looking at the role of global medical graduates in Family Medicine in the United States.
  • Brian Morris—Second place for case presentation at Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Resident Research Day