Curricular Responsibilities: Program Director (interim, starting Sept 2019), Associate Director of Curriculum (2017-2019), Refugee/Asylum Seeker Health, Anti-racism Curriculum, Inpatient Medicine/Cardiology/ED/Advocacy, Recruitment, Resident and Faculty Scheduling, Intern Orientation.
Ben spent his childhood being seasoned by the Last Frontier in Alaska. After his dreams of playing in the NBA were dashed in the second grade, he moved on to a slightly more realistic and much more fulfilling goal of becoming a Family Physician. He moved from Alaska down to Seattle in 2003 where he attended the University of Washington for his undergraduate and medical school work. It is legend that if cut, he indeed bleeds purple and gold. Ben completed his medical training at Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Residency in 2015 where he was a Chief Resident.
In the fall of 2015, Ben joined as faculty at Swedish First Hill. His clinical and curricular interests include narrative medicine and refugee/asylum seeker care. Check out his podcasts Greyscale and The Break. He is a firm believer that medicine should be fun and that the best learning environment is one where people can feel comfortably vulnerable. Outside of the clinical settings, Ben enjoys football, golf, DJ'ing, video/trading card games, cooking (especially homemade Ramen) and singing and playing in the residency band "Plan B".