Ben Trappey, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Joint Appointment), Division of General Internal 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
Christina Yau

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Joint Appointment), Division of General Internal 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 in 2012. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatric where he works as a hospitalist. His clinical interests include hospital medicine and medical education, and he is a core-faculty member for the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program. His educational and research focus are on narrative medicine, resident and medicals student resilience, and the use of point of care ultrasound in the hospital setting. He also has an interest in global health 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: 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