Bradley Benson, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Bradley Benson

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Division of General Internal Medicine
420 Delaware Street, SE, MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Carol Kampa

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Division Director, Department of Medicine

Internist and Pediatrician

Medical School, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Chief Residency, Regions Hospital, St Paul, MN


Dr. Benson is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He graduate from Vanderbilt University Medical School and completed training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics here at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Benson is the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, a position he has served in since 2009. In addition, in 2011, he took on a leadership role in the Hospital Medicine Program and serves as the Executive Medical Director for the Adult Hospital Medicine Services Line at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Dr. Benson's interests include Primary Care for adults and children; adolescents and adults with childhood-onset disease; and Milestone based competency assessment across the continuum of medical education.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012-2015)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2011-2012, 2013)
  • Susan H. Vincent Outstanding Resident Teacher, Pediatrics
  • Clinical Excellence Award, University of Minnesota Physicians
  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctors" (2014)

Professional Associations

  • Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, Member
  • Executive Council, Minnesota Chapter of American College of Physicians
  • Executive Council, Minnesota Chapter of American College of Physicians
  • National Med-Peds Program Director’s Association, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society



  • “Best Practices in Conducting Rounds.” Kathleen Watson, MD. Greg Bielman, MD. Bradley J. Benson, MD. Faculty development seminar on conducting ward teaching rounds. February 2003.
  • “Systems-Based Care Improvement: Translating the Best Evidence Into the Best Practice,” Bradley J. Benson, MD. Gordon Mosser, MD. GME Core Curriculum presentation for >180 residents. March 18, 2004.
  • “Brief Workshop Improves Faculty Confidence In Teaching Practice-Based Learning “. Bradley J. Benson, MD. Ilene Harris, PhD. David Power, MD. ACGME Bulletin. February 2004.
  • “The University of Minnesota OSCE Resident Evaluator Program.” Ilene Harris PhD, Brad Benson MD, David Power MD. Abstract for RSVP program on ACGME Outcomes Project Website. March 2004.
  • “Teaching EBM at the Bedside,” Tufts Healthcare Institute Workshop on Practice-Based Learning and Improvement and Systems-Based Practice. March 2004.



  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics


Journey Clinic - Center for Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation;Masonic Cancer Center;Primary

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Pediatrics; Medicine

Clinical Interests

Primary Care; Long-Term Follow-up Care After Childhood Cancer; Hospital Medicine; Evidence-Based Medicine; Medicine on the Internet

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview