Benson Hsu

Benson Hsu, MD

A Specialist in Pediatric Critical Care

Dr. Benson Hsu practices pediatric intensive care medicine. He treats life-threatening medical and postoperative conditions in children from newborns to adolescents. He also performs pediatric outpatient sedation.

Dr. Hsu is a nationally recognized academic clinician and health services researcher. He has authored several national practice guidelines for pediatric critical care and inpatient pediatric care, as well as peer-reviewed publications and abstracts. He serves as a member of the Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy at AcademyHealth and as the chair-elect of the Section on Critical Care at the American Academy of Pediatrics.

He has over 20 invited national and international presentations at a variety of institutions, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Tufts University School of Medicine and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

He has published over 70 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts in journals such as Academic Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics in Review, NEJM Catalyst and Harvard Business Review. His current research exploring behavioral economics’ impact on medical decision-making is funded through a National Institutes of Health (NIH) NIGMS P20 grant in conjunction with his position as a senior faculty mentor at Sanford Research.

Currently, Dr. Hsu is a professor of pediatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, having previously served as the vice president of data analytics and of population health at Sanford Health. He has also held medical director leadership positions for the pediatric flight and pediatric outpatient sedation programs at Sanford Children’s Hospital.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he currently serves as a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company, the chief scientific officer for the Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition (PTEC) and the co-founder and chair for Aequitas Health.

Speaks: English


  • Pediatric Critical Care

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