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Alexander Benson, MD, Pulmonology, Lakewood, CO, Denver Health


Pulmonology Lakewood, CO

Critical Care Medicine, Pleural Disease

Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado Denver

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Education & Training

  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoFellowship, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, 2007 - 2011
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 2004 - 2007
  • Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
    Oregon Health and Science University School of MedicineClass of 2004
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    University of Colorado Health Sciences CenterPhysical Therapy MSPT, 1998 - 1999
  • University of Colorado Denver
    University of Colorado DenverMD, Clinical Science, 1997 - 1998
  • Linfield College
    Linfield CollegeBS, Exercise Physiology, Cum Laude, 1993 - 1997
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Metropolitan State University of DenverMD, Biology

Certifications & Licensure

  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 2007 - 2025
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2006 - 2008
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
  • NIH Clinical Science Loan Repayment Award 2011
  • American Thoracic Society Research Travel Award x 2 2010
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Physical Therapy Management and Patient Outcomes Following ICU–Acquired Weakness: A Case Series.  
    Nordon-Craft A, Schenkman M, Ridgeway K, Benson AB, Moss M, JNPT 2011;35:133–140
  • Differential risk of plasma and red blood cell transfusion on acute lung injury and infection risk following liver transplantation.  
    Benson AB, Burton JR, Austin JL, Biggins SW, Zimmerman MA, Kam I, Silliman CC, Rosen HR, Moss M, Liver Transplantation 2010;17:149-158
  • Early Packed Red Blood Cell Transfusion and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome after Trauma.  
    Chaiwat O, Lang J, Vavilala MS, Anesthesiology
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Inpatient Physical Therapy for Mechanically Ventilated Patients is Independently Associated with Improved Discharge Status.
    AB Benson, MD, A Nordon-Craft, PT, MA, M Schenkman, PT,PhD, D Wegzyn, PT and M Moss, MD, The American Thoracic Society International Meeting
  • Fluid Balance in the Beneficial Conservative Fluid Management Arm of the ARDS Network Fluid and Catheter Treatment Trial (FACTT) is Substantially Different from Usual ...
    A Benson, BT Thompson, A Wheeler, G Bernard, B DeBoisblanc, H Wiedemann, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome: When a Stroke is not a Stroke.
    Benson AB, Desai, S, Society of General Internal Medicine
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Hospital Affiliations