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Benjamin Cherry, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor



Benjamin M. Cherry is an academic hospitalist at VA Connecticut and Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine in the Section of General Internal Medicine. His current teaching and research interests include curricular development for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and the intersection of clinical care, health systems, and health care policy. He serves as Co-Chair of VA Connecticut's Clinical Ethics Committee and Co-Team Leader of its Scarce Resource Allocation team. He established VA Connecticut's first COVID-19 video follow-up clinic to monitor recovery and symptom recurrence following hospitalization for COVID-19. He serves as Health and Public Policy Chair for the Connecticut chapter of the American College of Physicians, and as Emergency Medical Services commissioner for the town of Woodbridge.

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.

He 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.

He is currently a co-investigator for a study examining immune response and duration following vaccination against SARS-CoV-2.

Education & Training

  • Resident Physician
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2016)
  • MD
    Case Western Reserve University (2013)
  • BA
    Northwestern University, Political Science, Int'l Studies (2004)

Professional Service

American College of PhysiciansChair, Committee for Health and Public Policy, Connecticut Chapter2018 - Present
Town of WoodbridgeCommissioner, Emergency Medical Services2017 - Present

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