Christopher Benjamin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology; Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery; Assistant Professor of Psychology

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Clinical Neurosciences Imaging Center (CNIC) | Epilepsy & Seizures | Neuropsychology | Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Yale Medicine


Dr. Benjamin is a clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychology. He completed his PhD training in neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia; research fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Boston; and his clinical fellowship at the Semel Institute, University of California Los Angeles where he was the epilepsy fellow and Chief Fellow in neuropsychology. As a clinician he is a member of Yale's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and he also sees adults with a range of neurological disorders. As a researcher his work focuses on how we can improve surgical planning to treat epilepsy and brain tumors.

Education & Training

MA University of Melbourne, Clinical Neuropsychology (2012)
PhD University of Melbourne, Vic., Australia (2012)
BA University of Melbourne, Vic. Australia, Biological Psychology (2002)
Clinical Fellow, Neuropsychology Semel Institute, UCLA
Research Fellow Harvard Medical School
Research Fellow Boston Children's Hospital
Research Fellow Harvard Medical School
Research Fellow Boston Children's Hospital

Honors & Recognition

  • Clinical Research Training ScholarshipAmerican Academy of Neurology (2018)

  • Sweblius Foundation AwardSwebilius Foundation (2017)

  • KL2 Junior Scholar's AwardYale Center for Clinical Investigation / NIH (2016)

  • Clinical Research AwardNational Academy of Neuropsychology (2013)

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Christopher Benjamin, PhD
Lab Location
Clinical Neurosciences Imaging CenterClinic Building
789 Howard Avenue, Fl 6th Floor Ste CB643

New Haven, CT 06519
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