New Faculty Q&A with Benjamin Seides, MD, MPH

Dr. Benjamin SeidesBenjamin “Ben” Seides, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor (CHS)
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Medical school: Tulane University
Residency: New York University School of Medicine
Fellowships: New York University School of Medicine — Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Chicago Chest Center — Interventional Pulmonology
MPH: Tulane University
Previously: Staff Physician, Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva, Illinois
Joined the Department of Medicine: July, 2017


What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
I am an interventional pulmonologist with expertise and interest in the minimally invasive diagnosis and management of malignant an benign disease of the thorax.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
My wife and I came up here looking for job opportunities and found the hospital system and the department to be a wonderful mix of friendly, smart, and motivated people who have a good sense of work-life balance.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
After several years in the private practice arena, I am thrilled to be back in academics working with trainees at all levels of skill in a major tertiary medical center with exciting and challenging cases.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I enjoy spending time with my wife and two young children as well as running.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
The enemy of good is better.