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Benjamin Rodwin, MD

Assistant Professor; Academic Hospitalist, Internal Medicine; Associate Program Director, Traditional Residency Program, Internal Medicine; Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Office of Education

Contact Information

Benjamin Rodwin, MD

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    950 Campbell Ave

    West Haven, CT 06515

    United States



Dr. Rodwin is a staff physician and academic hospitalist at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, CT. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology and Neuroscience at Brandeis University. He then spent a year working in the laboratory of Dr. Anthony Hollenberg at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center before attending New York University School of Medicine. After completing his medical degree with a concentration in health policy, Dr. Rodwin came to Yale for his internship and residency. During residency, Dr. Rodwin completed research on variations in care at the patient, provider, and hospital levels with a particular focus on early adoption of new medications for cardiovascular diseases. After residency, Dr. Rodwin completed a year as the Chief Resident for Quality and Safety at the West Haven VA through the VA's National Center for Patient Safety and completed lean-six sigma training. Since then, he has worked at VA Connecticut as a hospitalist where he attends on the wards, teaching medical students and residents. His research is focused on patient safety, including assessments of preventable inpatient mortality and diagnostic errors, quality improvement, and variations in care between providers and hospitals. He serves as an Associate Program Director of the Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program at Yale and as the Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the Office of Education at VA Connecticut.

Education & Training

  • Chief Resident for Quality and Safety
    West Haven VA (2018)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2017)
  • MD
    New York University School of Medicine (2014)
  • BS
    Brandeis University (2009)


  • Board Certification
    ABIM, Internal Medicine (2017)


  • Facility- and Provider-Level Variation of Care in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Boston, MA 2021
    Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Prevalence of harmful diagnostic errors in hospitalized adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    San Diego, CA 2020
    Society of Hospital Medicine National Meeting
  • Room of Hazards: An Interprofessional Evaluation of Safety Risks in a Simulated Patient Room
    Irvine, CA, United States 2020
    Society of General Internal Medicine California/Hawaii Region
  • Improving the Quality of Inpatient Discharge Instructions: An Evaluation and Implementation of Best Practice
    Boston, MA, United States 2019
    Society of General Internal Medicine New England Region
  • Preventable Mortality in Hospitalized Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Washington, DC, United States 2019
    Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Patient and Hospital Characteristics Associated with Ticagrelor Uptake in Acute MI: An Analysis of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry
    Chicago, IL, United States 2018
    American Heart Association
  • Improving CKD Screening in Veteran Patients of Internal Medicine Residents
    San Diego, CA, United States 2018
    American Society of Nephrology
  • Improvement in Surrogate Decision Maker Documentation for Inpatients
    New Haven, CT, United States 2017
    Joseph A. Zaccagnino Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Conference
  • Variation in the Use of Direct Oral Anticoagulants and Associated Cost Implications – Findings from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2010 to 2013
    Washington, DC, United States 2017
    American College of Cardiology

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Poster FinalistAmerican College of Physicians National Meeting2020
Outstanding Poster AwardSociety of General Internal Medicine - New England Region2019
Abstract SpotlightSociety of General Internal Medicine Evidence-Based Medicine Subcommittee2019
Yale-New Haven Hospital Delivery Network AwardJoseph A. Zaccagnino Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Conference2017

Professional Service

VA National Center for Patient SafetyDen Leader, Chief Resident for Quality and Safety Program2021 - Present
BMJ OpenReviewer2020 - Present
Society of General Internal MedicineMember2018 - 2020
Society of Hospital MedicineMember2018 - Present
Journal of General Internal MedicineReviewer2014 - Present

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