Hospital Medicine Pathway Leadership

Dr. Brian Muthyala

Director of UMMC Hospitalist Elective, University of Minnesota
This new elective was created in July of 2011 to allow the resident to experience the role of a hospitalist at an academic, tertiary care referral center. The resident rotates on a staff only service (Gold Medicine), working one on one with an attending and also a physician assistant to care for inpatients at UMMC. The schedule mimics the "real life" world of hospital medicine, with two weeks "on" and two weeks "off". During the "off" weeks, the resident is encouraged to attend committee meetings and lectures, as well as complete on line learning through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) with modules covering patient safety and quality improvement. This on line learning can earn a certificate of completion which will enhance the resident's application for a future hospitalist position. Conact the course director, Brian Muthyala at, for more information.

Dr. Brad Benson

Director of the Hospital Medicine Program, Division of General Medicine, University of Minnesota
Please note that the Hospital Medicine Program is a faculty program in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Upon completing residency, some of our recent graduates have joined the program here at the University.

Dr. Benson graduated from medical school at Vanderbilt University then moved to the University of Minnesota for Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics training. After graduation, he served as an Internal Medicine Chief Resident at Regions Hospital then joined the faculty with a focus on medical education. Since that time he's held various leadership roles including directorship of the Primary Care Center, Med-Peds Residency Program for 10 years and currently is the Division Chief for General Internal Medicine. Over the past several years he's helped build an Academic Hospital Medicine Program within the Division and also serves as the program's Executive Director, with over 25 faculty providing 24/7 in-house coverage for our quaternary care teaching hospital. He works on both the teaching and non-teaching hospital medicine services and also sees adults and children in the ambulatory care clinic. He has academic interests in milestone-based assessment and in the care of complex adolescents and adults with childhood-onset diseases.