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Ben Huang, DO

Associate Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine


Ben HuangBen Huang, MPH, DO, FACOEP is the director of Introduction to Clinical Medicine and an associate professor at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He joined the faculty in February of 2013. Dr. Huang's main responsibilities include teaching 1st and 2nd year osteopathic medical students clinical medicine using problem based learning small group case discussions, lectures, labs and demonstration on physical examination skills, simulations and OSCEs using the simulation lab and standardized patients.

Dr. Huang is an emergency medicine physician by training and practice. Dr. Huang received his DO degree at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and did his emergency medicine residency there. He was selected as a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians. Dr. Huang has also done research in cardiovascular epidemiology at the University of Chicago for 5 years in the MRFIT trial prior going to medical school. Dr. Huang has a master’s degree in public health from the University of Illinois School of Public Health and worked as a health educator for the Cook County Department of Public Health for 2 years.

Dr. Huang is active in state and national organizations. He served as the president of the Indiana Osteopathic Association in 2008-2009 and served as the chair of the search committee for osteopathic medical school for the IOA in 2010. Dr. Huang has been a delegate to the American Osteopathic Association for the state of Indiana for the last 5 years. Dr. Huang is on the editorial board of the Journal of American Osteopathic Association since 2014. He has also been asked to serve on the board of the Primary Care Psychiatry Foundation in 2014.

Dr. Huang is the faculty advisor of the emergency medicine club at MU-COM as well as the Osteopathic Honor Society, Sigma Sigma Phi. He just returned from helping students perform medical missionary work in rural areas of Honduras in May of 2014 as well having been to medical missions to Mississippi , New Orleans post Katrina, and Haiti.

His professional interests include; patient communications, global health, public health, clinical medical decision making, medical errors, and mass casualty and disaster management.

Dr. Huang's personal interests include playing bass guitar, golf, lutherie, photography, fishing, and upright paddle boarding.

Clinical/Research Interests

Clinical/Research Interests

Dr. Huang’s clinical interests include cognitive errors, medical decision making, public health, mass casualty and disaster preparation, and simulations of clinical encounters.

His research interests include factors that enhance medical school success, post graduate training which optimizes the medical school experience, and factors which influence specialty choice. 

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