Brief Biography of David M. Benjamin, Ph.D.
Fellow, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
David M. Benjamin is a Ph.D.- trained Clinical Pharmacologist & Forensic Toxicologist, a trained arbitrator and mediator, and a nationally-recognized scholar in Legal Medicine, Reducing Medication Errors, the Drug Development process and Forensic Toxicology. Dr. Benjamin obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1972 and completed his specialty training in Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1973. He then spent 12 years in the pharmaceutical industry conducting clinical research and filing INDs and NDAs.
Dr. Benjamin is a prolific author with more than 175 presentations and publications. In 2001, Dr. Benjamin chaired the Medication Error Reduction Task Force of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, and was the senior author of the Society’s highly acclaimed publication, PEARLS for Medication Error Reduction.
Dr. Benjamin is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he teaches Reducing Medication Errors, Legal Medicine, and Risk Management in the Clinical Pharmacology Course. He is also the Course Director of the Department’s Scientific Writing Course, and this year taught Forensic Pharmacology to the graduate students.
Although he is not an attorney, Dr. Benjamin regularly
teaches Scientific Evidence in the Medical Jurisprudence course at Stetson
University College of Law in
Dr. Benjamin is a Regent of the
David can be reached at 617-969-1393 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at www.doctorbenjamin.com.