Evan Benjamin, MD, MS, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Evan Benjamin is the former chief medical officer and now Director of Innovation at Ariadne Labs, a joint center of healthcare innovation at Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He is associate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and associate professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health where he teaches and does research in health care systems, quality improvement and patient safety.

At Ariadne Labs, Dr Benjamin helps to lead the projects and programs to design and scale solutions to improve healthcare delivery that relieve suffering and save lives globally. His work to improve transparency, safety and reliability in healthcare has been recognized nationally. He was co-chair of the MACRMI Alliance in Massachusetts, an organization promoting communication and Resolution Programs and at Ariadne he leads the PACT, Pathway to Accountability, Compassion and Transparency project.

Prior to coming to Ariadne, Dr Benjamin was senior vice president and chief quality and population health officer at Baystate Health, a five-hospital, $3B academic health system in Massachusetts where he led efforts to improve quality, safety, risk and population health for over 20 years. At Baystate, he co-founded the Center for Quality-of-Care Research and TechSpring, the health IT Innovation Center.

Dr Benjamin began his career as an epidemiologist in the Indian Health Service and US Public Health Service in New Mexico.

Dr Benjamin is currently a board member on the UMass Memorial Health System in Worcester, Massachusetts and the Commonwealth Health Insurance Co. Previously he has held board positions at Mercy-Bon Secours Health, Baystate Health Insurance Co and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

He received his BA with honors from Williams College, his MD from Case Western Reserve University where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and his MS in Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth College. He completed an internal medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital.