2023 Clinical Leadership for Physicians
This awardee has led clinical innovations with novel care models, peer support programs, ultrasound, telemedicine, and supporting the growing arena of hospital at home.
Benji Mathews, MD, MBA, SFHM, graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School where he completed his residency and chief residency. He holds the titles of Department Chair of Hospital Medicine and Division Head at Regions Hospital with HealthPartners in Minnesota. He completed a Diagnostic and Patient Safety Fellowship and a Master’s in Business Administration. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine with a passion for education, innovation, care delivery, and quality.
Dr. Mathews is known as a master clinician with extensive expertise in diagnostic reasoning and point of care ultrasound (POCUS). He has led clinical innovations with novel care models, peer support programs, ultrasound, telemedicine, and supporting the growing arena of hospital at home. He also devotes considerable time to mentorship and faculty development.
When COVID-19 hit, Dr. Mathews was tapped as the lead physicians on all operations related to the pandemic in the hospital medicine department. At the same time, he made another pandemic pivot while serving as course director for HM20 and leading preparations for SHM’s national conference, by turning the convention into a virtual gathering. Dr. Mathews is a past president of the Minnesota Chapter and is active locally, nationally, and internationally with SHM. He serves on the Practice Management and POCUS Steering Committees, Executive Council of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group and as the Chair for the Research, Innovations, Vignettes program.
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