Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center
J. Benjamin Crocker, MD is a general internist and serves as Associate Medical Director of the Ambulatory Practice of the Future.
Ben attended Tuft’s University (B.S. Chemical Engineering 1992) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (M.D. 1997), including an additional year of instruction and research while in India. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Resident. In 2001, he joined Internal Medicine Associates, the largest primary care teaching practice at MGH, where he served on the clinical practice committee for 9 years.
Since opening the APF, Ben has been intimately involved in the hiring and development of the APF team, building and implementing the practice’s strategic plan of operations, developing practice guidelines and policies, expanding urgent care services, and designing team building activities and team development processes. He received two additional Winickoff fellowship awards to examine point-of-care testing in primary care, and the use of practice-based health coaching in exercise and wellness. Ben is a co-developer of the Innovation Learning Program and has collaborated on APF practice evaluation projects with graduate students from both Harvard Business School and MIT School of Management. He gives presentations and tours about APF and its programs to local and international audiences.
Ben enjoys teaching in both inpatient and outpatient settings to medical students and residents, and directs resident education activities within APF. He is a current member of the Managed Care and Contracts Committee at MGH. A dedicated husband and father of two boys, Ben’s other interests include running, fishing, Choral and Capella singing, church and missions, genealogy, and international travel.