Benji Mathews, MD, FACP, SFHM, CLHM

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Benji Mathews

Contact Info

benji@umn.edu

Mailing Address:
Regions Hospital
640 Jackson Street
Mail Stop 11109E
St Paul, MN, 55101

Administrative Assistant Name
Karen Lee

Administrative Phone
651-254-1886

Administrative Fax Number
651-254-9673

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Section Head, Hospital Medicine, Regions Hospital

Core Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Ultrasound Director, Hospital Medicine, HealthPartners


Summary

Dr. Benji Mathews graduated from the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency and Chief Residency through the University of Minnesota. He joined HealthPartners as an academic hospitalist and holds the titles of Section Head of Hospital Medicine at Regions Hospital and Director of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for Hospital Medicine at HealthPartners. He is the president for the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM).

Dr. Mathews has a passion for medical education, care delivery, and quality. He is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. As such, he is core faculty for the internal medicine residency program and led the development of the Resident Assessment and Coaching Program (RAC) as part of the Clinical Competency Committee for the internal medicine residency program. Dr. Mathews is an active member of SHM as a member of SHM's annual meeting planning committee, organizing and setting the agenda for SHM's record breaking meetings for the last four years. Dr. Mathews also serves on SHM's Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee and is the chair of the Diagnostic Error Subcommittee. He has completed the Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine (CLHM) with his area of focus on ultrasound in hospital medicine. His work in diagnostic error and POCUS has been well recognized with multiple workshops and presentations given locally and nationally. He has completed a fellowship in Diagnostic Safety through the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM).

Dr. Mathews also has a passion for global health, rooted in his commitment to reducing health care disparities both locally and globally. He has worked with medical missions, NGOs, and orphanages in Nepal, India, Bolivia, Honduras, and Costa Rica. This led him to complete the global health course at the University of Minnesota.

Professional Associations

  • President, Society of Hospital Medicine, Minnesota

Research

Publications

  • Mathews, B., Zwank, M. Hospital Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound Credentialing: An Example Protocol. J Hosp Med 12 (9), 767-772. 2017
  • Mathews, B., Ratcliffe, T., Sejhal, R., Abraham, J., Monash, B., Fecal occult blood testing on hospitalized patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Journal of Hospital Medicine. J. Hosp. Med 2017;7;567-569. doi:10.12788/jhm.2773
  • Mathews, B., Reierson, K., Vuong, K., Mehta, A., Miller, P., Koenig, S., Narasimhan, M. The Comprehensive Hospitalist Assessment and Mentorship with Porfolios (CHAMP) Ultrasound Program. J. Hosp. Med. Accepted. Pending Publication.
  • Mathews, B., Dickenson, O. Point of Care Ultrasound – Examination of the Neck. Atlas of Handheld Ultrasound. Accepted, pending publication January 2018.
  • Bergl, P., Dhaliwal, G., Manesh, R., Mathews, B., Seiden, W., Reilly, J. (2017, September, 29). Getting it Right: Cases to Improve Diagnosis. American College of Physicians and Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Retrieved October 05, 2017, from https://olm.acponline.org/auth/diagnostic_error/
  • Schnobrich, D, Mathews, B., Muthyala, B., Trappey, B. Olson, A. Entrusting Internal Medicine Residents to Use Point of Care Ultrasound: Towards Improved Assessment and Supervision. Accepted, pending publication. Medical Teacher. 2017
  • Palmquist, S., Mathews, B. Isolated Intestinal Type Angioedema Due to ACE-Inhibitor Therapy. Clinical Case Reports. 2017;5(5):707-710. doi:10.1002/ccr3.925.
  • Ruedinger E, Mathews B, Olson A. Decision - diagnosis: an introduction to diagnostic error and medical decision-making. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016;12:10378.
  • Mathews, B. Capsule Commentary on Gonzalo, Et Al., Impact of an Overnight Internal Medicine Academic Hospitalist Program on Patient Outcomes. Journal of General Internal Medicine (2015). DOI: 10.1007/s11606-015-3414-3.
  • Mathews, B, Ruedinger, E, Olson, A. Talking about the Diagnostic Process and Diagnostic Error in Medical Education. Academic Internal Medicine Insight. 13.13 (2015): 4-5
  • Mathews, B, Chuang, C, Rawal, A, Gertner, E. Listeria Rhomboencephalitis in a Patient on a Tumor Necrosis Factor ? Inhibitor (Etanercept), Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, Volume 20, 2014, 325-327.
  • Olson, A, Ruedinger, E, Mathews, B. Teaching about Cognitive Error in Medical Education. Academic Internal Medicine Insight. 12.3 (2014): 22-23