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VUMC Ambulatory Chief Resident

Hometown
Birmingham, AL
Career Plans
Cardiology/Medical Education
Benjamin was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama for undergrad where he graduated with a BS in biology and a minor in Spanish. After graduating, he continued on to medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. Benjamin quickly discovered a passion for interacting with underserved communities. As a medical student, he served as an officer and clinic leader for the student run medical clinic which provided free care to the uninsured and underinsured. He also had the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic for a medical mission trip where care was delivered to remote communities in need. Outside of medicine, Benjamin enjoys watching and playing sports, fly fishing, listening to music, playing guitar, traveling, and relaxing with friends. He also loves the chance to catch a broadway show with his wife, Anna Leigh or take his dog Murphy for a walk around town. He enjoys exploring new restaurants in Nashville and spending time outdoors with friends and family. He has loved getting a chance to develop lifelong friendships with his co-residents at Vanderbilt and is honored to get to learn from such brilliant colleagues. Member of AOA

Education

BS - Biology - University of Alabama - 2015
MD - University of Alabama - 2019
Internship - Vanderbilt University - 2020