Ben Trappey, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Joint Appointment), Division of Hospital Medicine

Ben Trappey

Contact Info

Office Address:
Medicine/General Medicine
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Division of General Internal Medicine
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Mena Vue

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Joint Appointment), Division of Hospital Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Medical School, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor's Degree, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA


Dr. Trappey graduated from medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2008 and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota in 2012. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics where he works as a hospitalist. He is an Associate Director of the Medical School's Center for the Art of Medicine, and his educational and research focus are on the intersection of art and medicine--focusing particularly on reflective writing and medical creative writing. His clinical interests include hospital medicine, medical education, and global health. He is a core-faculty member for the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program and serves as the faculty adviser for the Pediatric Global Health Track site at St. Damien Hospital in Port Au Prince, Haiti.


  • Hospital Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors” (2022)
  • Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctor" (2021, 2022)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctors: Rising Star Edition" (2019)
  • Educational Excellence Award, University of Minnesota Department of Medicine (2018)
  • Faculty Teacher of the Year, University of Minnesota Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program (2015)
  • Dean’s Award, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2006)
  • University Medalist, LSU (2004)
  • National Merit Scholarship (2000)

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Physicians
  • Med-Peds Program Directors Association
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2004)
  • Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (2015-present)



University of Minnesota Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics 
  • American Board of Internal Medicine 

Clinical Interests

Medical reflective writing; Medical education; Global health education