Benjamin Vipler, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Hospital Medicine

Medical School:
  • MD, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine (2012)
Graduate School :
  • MEd, Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Campus (2021)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Miami (FL) (2008)
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program (2013)
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2015)
  • Penn State University/Milton S Hershey Medical Center Program, Internal Medicine (2021)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Hospital Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Hospitalist
  • Director, Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship, Inquiry (UCH)

Recognition & Awards

  • Award for Excellence in Education, University of Colorado Department of Medicine (2024)
  • University of Colorado Hospital Inquiry Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Teacher of the Year, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2023)
  • APF Role Model of Humanism Faculty Award, CU DHM Advanced Practice Fellowship (2022)
  • Outstanding Education Researcher, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine (2021)
    This award recognizes scholarly inquiry and investigation related to education, educational processes, and dissemination and practical application of research results.
  • Academic Teaching Award, American College of Physicians, Virginia Chapter (2019)
  • Vice Admiral Matthew L. Nathan Young Leader in Internal Medicine Award, American College of Physicians, U.S. Navy Chapter (2018)
    Awarded to the top performing junior internist at any Military Treatment Facility
  • James J. Leonard Award for Excellence in Teaching Internal Medicine, Uniformed Services University (2017)

Research Interests

Medical education; transformative learning; COVID-19’s impact on medical trainees; graphic medicine; public speaking; remediation of struggling learners; DEI; residency orientation; change management; longitudinal integrated clerkships


  • Assistant Professor (2021)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Division of Hospital Medicine


  • Vipler B. "What's Lymphoma?" - Risks Posed by Immediate Release of Test Results to Patients. N Engl J Med. 2024 Mar 21;390(12):1064-1066. PubMed PMID: 38502061
  • Vipler BS, Barelski AM, Vipler EE. Things We Do for No Reason™: Furosemide-albumin coadministration for diuretic resistance. J Hosp Med. 2024 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38372456
  • Vipler B. Availability Bias: The Peril of Modern Patient Safety Reviews. J Patient Saf. 2024 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38265053
  • Wangding S, Lingard L, Haidet P, Vipler B, Sukhera J, Moniz T. Disorienting or Transforming? Using the Arts and Humanities to Foster Social Advocacy. Perspect Med Educ. 2024;13(1):192-200. PubMed PMID: 38496362
  • Western HL, Lin CT, Seffrood E, Roda G, Adams G, Vipler B, Pell J. SEE ALTERNATE MRN: Duplicate charts in hospitalized patients. J Hosp Med. 2024 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38402142
  • Vipler B. When the Grass-Stained Football Jersey Replaces the White Coat. Acad Med. 2023 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36745873
  • Vipler B. How the Sausage Gets Made: A Reflective Journey Learning Curriculum Development. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2023 May-Aug;36(2):90-91. PubMed PMID: 38047339
  • Vipler BS, Sawatsky AP. When I say… transformative learning. Med Educ. 2023 Dec;57(12):1184-1186. PubMed PMID: 37584372
  • Vipler B, Snyder B, McCall-Hosenfeld J, Haidet P, Peyrot M, Stuckey H. Transformative learning of medical trainees during the COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed methods study. PLoS One. 2022;17(9):e0274683. PubMed PMID: 36112640
  • Vipler B, Green M, McCall-Hosenfeld J, Haidet P, Tisdell E. A Graphic Transformation: A Qualitative Study of Transformative Learning in Medical Trainees during COVID-19 Using Comics as Data Presentation. Teach Learn Med. 2022 May 13;:1-16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35567316
  • Rausa D, Leidholt N, Vipler B. Medications for opioid use disorder: Education matters. J Hosp Med. 2022 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36530153
  • Vipler B, DeWaters A. Surviving and Thriving as Leaders in General Internal Medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Mar;36(3):808-809. PubMed PMID: 33443697
  • Vipler E, Vipler B. Intravenous fluid management: A hypothetical case highlights the many reasons to provide IV fluid. Expert Analysis. ACP Hospitalist. Nov 2021.
  • Vipler B, Knehans A, Rausa D, Haidet P, McCall-Hosenfeld J. Transformative Learning in Graduate Medical Education: A Scoping Review. J Grad Med Educ. 2021 Dec;13(6):801-814. PubMed PMID: 35070093
  • Vipler B, McCall-Hosenfeld J, Haidet P. Remediation Through Transformation: Applying Educational Theory to the Struggling Resident. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Dec;35(12):3656-3663. PubMed PMID: 33021714
  • Vipler B, Nissan D. Response to Letter to the Editor from Dr J. Edwin Nieves of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 63. Mil Med. 2019 Mar 1;184(3-4):95. PubMed PMID: 30785620
  • Vipler B, Nissan D, Darling N, Dean D, Pettebone AD, Hicks T, Sikorski C, Landaker E, Linz N, Kronmann K, Gutierrez R, Elliott K. Disaster Response to Puerto Rico: An Internal Medicine Humanitarian Response Aboard the USNS COMFORT. Mil Med. 2018 Nov 1;183(11-12):252-257. PubMed PMID: 30085223
  • Smith A, Vipler B. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Mental Health. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Nov 1;74(11):1377-1378. PubMed PMID: 29049460
  • Vipler B, Magee C, Douglas K. A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jun 9;374(23):2290-1. PubMed PMID: 27276571
  • Peterson TJ, Webb AM, Vipler BS. Use of thromboelastography in the management of liver cirrhosis and accelerated intravascular coagulation and fibrinolysis (AICF). BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Dec 14;2016. PubMed PMID: 27974342
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians, Fellow
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Maryland Gamma Chapter
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter Number: 003

Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Hospital Medicine, Board Certification (2015, 2015)
  • Faculty Development Certificate in Teaching, Uniformed Services University, Certificate (2018)
Clinical Interests
Medical Education

Personal Interests
I enjoy volleyball, skiing, OrangeTheory, being on the water, running, live music, college football, war movies, couponing, personal finance, 90s sitcoms, audiobooks, cars, and looking for America's greatest diners, drive-ins, and dives.

Volunteer Activities
I have served as the Final Question Reviewer for the American College of Physicians' Doctor’s Dilemma National Medical Jeopardy Competition for the Osler Cup. I currently serve on the editorial review board for the journal Teaching and Learning in Medicine, and serve as an Associate Digital Media Editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Public Speaking
I have presented workshops at national meetings on topics including public speaking skills, internship and residency orientation, change management, DEI, and longitudinal integrated clerkships.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine (2012)
Graduate Schools:
  • MEd, Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Campus (2021)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Miami (FL) (2008)
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program (2013)
Residency Programs:
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2015)
  • Penn State University/Milton S Hershey Medical Center Program, Internal Medicine (2021)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Hospital Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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