Benjamin Cherry, MD


Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine


Benjamin M. Cherry is an academic hospitalist at VA Connecticut's West Haven campus with an appointment in the Section of General Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Cherry completed his Internal Medicine residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital where he was honored with the Ralph I. Horwitz Research in Residency award, the West Haven VA Clinic award, and the Yale-New Haven Hospital Medical Staff Patient Experience award. As faculty, he has been recognized with the Asghar Rastegar VA Teacher of the Year Award, given by the Yale Internal Medicine housestaff in recognition of his contributions to their residency education.

Dr. Cherry received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, where he graduated with Honors, Distinction in Research, and was recognized with the Noether Memorial Fund Award for excellence in the area of therapeutics. During the 2011-2012 academic year, he won a competitive research fellowship at National Cancer Institute where he studied progression risk models and precursor states to the plasma cell malignancy multiple myeloma in the lab of Ola Landgren, M.D., Ph.D. He co-authored the protocol and served as associate investigator for NCI trial #NCT01675141, which studied the effect of maintenance lenalidomide on the immune cells of patients with multiple myeloma. His current research and teaching interests include point of care ultrasound and the intersection of clinical care, health systems, and health care policy. He serves as the Health and Public Policy chair for the Connecticut chapter of the American College of Physicians, and serves as Emergency Medical Services commissioner for the town of Woodbridge.

Prior to attending medical school, he founded and ran a successful IT consulting firm in Chicago, IL. He grew up in Charleston, IL and completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University in 2004, where he majored in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Latin America. He lives in Woodbridge with his wife Rachel, who is also a physician at Yale.

Education & Training

MD Case Western Reserve University (2013)
BA Northwestern University, Political Science, Int'l Studies (2004)
Resident Physician Yale-New Haven Hospital

Professional Service

  • American College of Physicians (2018 - Present) Chair, Committee for Health and Public Policy, Connecticut Chapter

  • Town of Woodbridge (2017 - Present) Commissioner, Emergency Medical Services

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Benjamin Cherry, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
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