Bradley Benson

Dr. Bradley Benson

Chief academic officer, M Health Fairview

Professor of medicine and pediatrics, U of M




How do you educate the next generation of health care workers during a global health crisis? You call Dr. Bradley Benson. As chief academic officer of M Health Fairview and professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, he’s helping to build a clinical education system that can withstand this pandemic—and the next. In addition to working with teams of researchers to launch over a dozen Covid-19 patient studies, Benson has tapped into telehealth and virtual education to train new doctors through the pandemic. In 2021, he’ll help launch the Center for Population Health and Learning Health System Science, which will be housed at the U of M Medical School and work in close partnership with Fairview. The goal of the venture, he says, is to provide a “seamless connection” between the health system and the school.