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John R Benfield

John R Benfield, M.D.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
72-131 Center for Health Sciences, Box 951749
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1749
United States
310 267-4612
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Columbia College, A.B., 1952
University of Chicago, M.D., 1955
Chief Resident and Instructor, University of Chicago, 1963-1964
Director, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1982-1988
President, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, 1988-1989
President, Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, 1995-1997
President, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 1995-1996
Associate Editor, Annals of Thoracic Surgery , 1987-2001
President, Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education, 2003-2006
Chairman, American College of Surgeons International Relations Committee, 2005-07

Other Interests

Surgical Education
Thoracic Oncology
International Relations
Health care funding and policies
Language of Science (English for Medical Purposes)

Additional Educational Information

44th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Korea 1957-1958, Commanding Officer