Curricular Responsibilities: Inpatient Medicine, Surgery, Recruitment, Sub-Internship, Resident/Faculty Scheduling, New Innovations.
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 inpatient medicine, social justice in medicine, refugee/asylee care, technology in medicine and novel application of teaching resources. Check out his medical podcast Greyscale , sports medicine podcast The Break and his blog The Bad Humors. 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 games, cooking and singing in the residency band "Plan B".