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Evan Benjamin, M.D.

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Williams College, Williamstown MABAChemistry
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland MDMedicine
Dartmouth College, Hanover NHMSHealthcare Delivery
Yale University, New Haven CTresidencyInternal Medicine

Evan M. Benjamin, MD, MS, FACP is Chief Medical Officer at Ariadne Labs, a joint center of healthcare innovation at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and part of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and associate professor in Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.

As CMO he provides oversight, guidance and support to Ariadne Labs research faculty, ensuring that Ariadne's findings are supported by rigorous evidence and result in clinically meaningful change. Dr Benjamin mentors faculty and research scientists and works with individuals to enhance faculty research. His conducts his own research in patient safety and health quality measurement and innovation. In Addition, Dr Benjamin works in close collaboration with Ariadne's founder, Dr Atul Gawande, to develop and expand Ariadne's strategic partnerships and to raise the profile of Ariadne as a global leader in health systems innovation. Dr Benjamin teaches healthcare quality, patient safety, and principles of reliability at the medical school and at the school of public health.

Prior to his role at Harvard, Dr Benjamin was SVP and Chief Quality and Population Health Officer at Baystate Health and Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Over a 20 year career at Baystate and Tufts he created quality improvement, patient safety and population health improvement tools, and co-founded the Center for Quality of Care Research and TechSpring, the Health IT innovation center.

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  1. Kachalia A, Sands K, Niel MV, Dodson S, Roche S, Novack V, Yitshak-Sade M, Folcarelli P, Benjamin EM, Woodward AC, Mello MM. Effects Of A Communication-And-Resolution Program On Hospitals' Malpractice Claims And Costs. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 11; 37(11):1836-1844. PMID: 30395501.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Mello MM, Benjamin EM, Kachalia A. Avoiding Malpractice Suits: The Authors Reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 04; 37(4):676. PMID: 29608350.
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  3. Engelman DT, Boyle EM, Benjamin EM. Addressing the imperative to evolve the hospital new product value analysis process. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 02; 155(2):682-685. PMID: 29157927.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Mello MM, Kachalia A, Roche S, Niel MV, Buchsbaum L, Dodson S, Folcarelli P, Benjamin EM, Sands KE. Outcomes In Two Massachusetts Hospital Systems Give Reason For Optimism About Communication-And-Resolution Programs. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 10 01; 36(10):1795-1803. PMID: 28971925.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Seiler A, Knee A, Shaaban R, Bryson C, Paadam J, Harvey R, Igarashi S, LaChance C, Benjamin E, Lagu T. Physician communication coaching effects on patient experience. PLoS One. 2017; 12(7):e0180294. PMID: 28678872.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Engelman D, Benjamin EM. Physician Engagement: The "Secret Sauce" to Success in Bundled Health Care. Am J Med Qual. 2018 Jan/Feb; 33(1):100-102. PMID: 28399636.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Martin J, Benjamin EM, Craver C, Kroch EA, Nelson EC, Bankowitz R. Measuring Adverse Events in Hospitalized Patients: An Administrative Method for Measuring Harm. J Patient Saf. 2016 09; 12(3):125-31. PMID: 24717528.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  8. Lagu T, Goff SL, Craft B, Calcasola S, Benjamin EM, Priya A, Lindenauer PK. Can social media be used as a hospital quality improvement tool? J Hosp Med. 2016 Jan; 11(1):52-5. PMID: 26390277.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Whitcomb WF, Lagu T, Krushell RJ, Lehman AP, Greenbaum J, McGirr J, Pekow PS, Calcasola S, Benjamin E, Mayforth J, Lindenauer PK. Experience with Designing and Implementing a Bundled Payment Program for Total Hip Replacement. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015 Sep; 41(9):406-13. PMID: 26289235.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Lindenauer PK, Lagu T, Ross JS, Pekow PS, Shatz A, Hannon N, Rothberg MB, Benjamin EM. Attitudes of hospital leaders toward publicly reported measures of health care quality. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Dec; 174(12):1904-11. PMID: 25286316; PMCID: PMC4250277.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Benjamin EM, Klugman RA, Luckmann R, Fairchild DG, Abookire SA. Impact of cardiac telemetry on patient safety and cost. Am J Manag Care. 2013 Jun 01; 19(6):e225-32. PMID: 23844751.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Seiler A, Visintainer P, Brzostek R, Ehresman M, Benjamin E, Whitcomb W, Rothberg MB. Patient satisfaction with hospital care provided by hospitalists and primary care physicians. J Hosp Med. 2012 Feb; 7(2):131-6. PMID: 22042532.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Lindenauer PK, Pekow PS, Lahti MC, Lee Y, Benjamin EM, Rothberg MB. Association of corticosteroid dose and route of administration with risk of treatment failure in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. JAMA. 2010 Jun 16; 303(23):2359-67. PMID: 20551406.
    Citations: 79     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Klugman R, Allen L, Benjamin EM, Fitzgerald J, Ettinger W. Mortality rates as a measure of quality and safety, "caveat emptor". Am J Med Qual. 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):197-201. PMID: 20093713.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Rothberg MB, Benjamin EM, Lindenauer PK. Public reporting of hospital quality: recommendations to benefit patients and hospitals. J Hosp Med. 2009 Nov; 4(9):541-5. PMID: 19514092.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Peto RR, Tenerowicz LM, Benjamin EM, Morsi DS, Burger PK. One system's journey in creating a disclosure and apology program. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Oct; 35(10):487-96. PMID: 19886087.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Rothberg MB, Morsi E, Benjamin EM, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK. Choosing the best hospital: the limitations of public quality reporting. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Nov-Dec; 27(6):1680-7. PMID: 18997226.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Lindenauer PK, Rothberg MB, Pekow PS, Kenwood C, Benjamin EM, Auerbach AD. Outcomes of care by hospitalists, general internists, and family physicians. N Engl J Med. 2007 Dec 20; 357(25):2589-600. PMID: 18094379.
    Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Rosal MC, Benjamin EM, Pekow PS, Lemon SC, von Goeler D. Opportunities and challenges for diabetes prevention at two community health centers. Diabetes Care. 2008 Feb; 31(2):247-54. PMID: 17989311.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Fitzgerald J, Kanter G, Benjamin E. Case study: preventing surgical complications at Baystate Medical Center. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007 Nov; 33(11):666-71, 645. PMID: 18074714.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Fitzgerald J, Kanter G, Trelease R, Benjamin EM. Reducing surgical complications. Nurs Manage. 2007 Nov; 38(11):35-9. PMID: 17992133.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Lindenauer PK, Remus D, Roman S, Rothberg MB, Benjamin EM, Ma A, Bratzler DW. Public reporting and pay for performance in hospital quality improvement. N Engl J Med. 2007 Feb 01; 356(5):486-96. PMID: 17259444.
    Citations: 210     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Lindenauer PK, Ling D, Pekow PS, Crawford A, Naglieri-Prescod D, Hoople N, Fitzgerald J, Benjamin EM. Physician characteristics, attitudes, and use of computerized order entry. J Hosp Med. 2006 Jul; 1(4):221-30. PMID: 17219503.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Lindenauer PK, Pekow P, Gao S, Crawford AS, Gutierrez B, Benjamin EM. Quality of care for patients hospitalized for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ann Intern Med. 2006 Jun 20; 144(12):894-903. PMID: 16785478.
    Citations: 77     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Lemon SC, Zapka JG, Estabrook B, Benjamin E. Challenges to research in urban community health centers. Am J Public Health. 2006 Apr; 96(4):626-8. PMID: 16449595; PMCID: PMC1470532.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  26. Lindenauer PK, Pekow P, Wang K, Mamidi DK, Gutierrez B, Benjamin EM. Perioperative beta-blocker therapy and mortality after major noncardiac surgery. N Engl J Med. 2005 Jul 28; 353(4):349-61. PMID: 16049209.
    Citations: 157     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Lindenauer PK, Mathew MC, Ntuli TS, Pekow PS, Fitzgerald J, Benjamin EM. Use of antihypertensive agents in the management of patients with acute ischemic stroke. Neurology. 2004 Jul 27; 63(2):318-23. PMID: 15277627.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Mertens WC, Hoople NE, Rodrigues C, Lindenauer PK, Benjamin EM. Association of admission date with cancer patient survival at a regional hospice: utility of a statistical process control analysis. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2004 Jul-Aug; 21(4):275-84. PMID: 15315190.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Hooven F, Gehlbach SH, Pekow P, Bertone E, Benjamin E. Follow-up treatment for osteoporosis after fracture. Osteoporos Int. 2005 Mar; 16(3):296-301. PMID: 15221208.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Narayan KM, Benjamin E, Gregg EW, Norris SL, Engelgau MM. Diabetes translation research: where are we and where do we want to be? Ann Intern Med. 2004 Jun 01; 140(11):958-63. PMID: 15172921.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Lindenauer PK, Pekow P, Wang K, Gutierrez B, Benjamin EM. Lipid-lowering therapy and in-hospital mortality following major noncardiac surgery. JAMA. 2004 May 05; 291(17):2092-9. PMID: 15126437.
    Citations: 79     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Lindenauer PK, Fitzgerald J, Hoople N, Benjamin EM. The potential preventability of postoperative myocardial infarction: underuse of perioperative beta-adrenergic blockade. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Apr 12; 164(7):762-6. PMID: 15078646.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Fairchild DG, Benjamin EM, Gifford DR, Huot SJ. Physician leadership: enhancing the career development of academic physician administrators and leaders. Acad Med. 2004 Mar; 79(3):214-8. PMID: 14985193.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Fordyce J, Blank FS, Pekow P, Smithline HA, Ritter G, Gehlbach S, Benjamin E, Henneman PL. Errors in a busy emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Sep; 42(3):324-33. PMID: 12944883.
    Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Mertens WC, Higby DJ, Brown D, Parisi R, Fitzgerald J, Benjamin EM, Lindenauer PK. Improving the care of patients with regard to chemotherapy-induced nausea and emesis: the effect of feedback to clinicians on adherence to antiemetic prescribing guidelines. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Apr 01; 21(7):1373-8. PMID: 12663729.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Lindenauer PK, Benjamin EM, Naglieri-Prescod D, Fitzgerald J, Pekow P. The role of the institutional review board in quality improvement: a survey of quality officers, institutional review board chairs, and journal editors. Am J Med. 2002 Nov; 113(7):575-9. PMID: 12459404.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Lindenauer PK, Chehabeddine R, Pekow P, Fitzgerald J, Benjamin EM. Quality of care for patients hospitalized with heart failure: assessing the impact of hospitalists. Arch Intern Med. 2002 Jun 10; 162(11):1251-6. PMID: 12038943.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Schmidt M, Lindenauer PK, Fitzgerald JL, Benjamin EM. Forecasting the impact of a clinical practice guideline for perioperative beta-blockers to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Arch Intern Med. 2002 Jan 14; 162(1):63-9. PMID: 11784221.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Rolka DB, Narayan KM, Thompson TJ, Goldman D, Lindenmayer J, Alich K, Bacall D, Benjamin EM, Lamb B, Stuart DO, Engelgau MM. Performance of recommended screening tests for undiagnosed diabetes and dysglycemia. Diabetes Care. 2001 Nov; 24(11):1899-903. PMID: 11679454.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  40. Benjamin EM, Schneider MS, Hinchey KT. Implementing practice guidelines for diabetes care using problem-based learning. A prospective controlled trial using firm systems. Diabetes Care. 1999 Oct; 22(10):1672-8. PMID: 10526733.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  41. Benjamin EM, Gershman M, Goldberg BW. Community-acquired invasive group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infections in Zuni Indians. Arch Intern Med. 1992 Sep; 152(9):1881-4. PMID: 1520055.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
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