August 4, 2014

Kyle DeFur will step down as president of St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital after more than six years in the position. Dr. Joel Feldman, chief medical officer, will serve as president while St. Vincent Health searches for a permanent replacement. Before coming to Indianapolis, DeFur was president of St. Vincent Anderson Hospital, then known as Saint John’s Health System. DeFur holds a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University as well as master’s degrees in hospital administration and business administration from Xavier University.

Dr. Mary Abernathy has been named executive director of medical education at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Abernathy joined St. Vincent Indianapolis in October as program director for medical residents in obstetrics and gynecology. Before that, she was director of graduate medical education and residency program director positions at Indiana University School of Medicine’s South Bend and Indianapolis campuses. Abernathy earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Purdue University as well as medical and master’s degrees from IU School of Medicine.

Dr. Brent Benscoter, an otologist and neurotologist, has joined Midwest Ear Institute in Indianapolis and Mooresville. Benscoter earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia.