Im a pediatric infectious diseases specialist. The patients that I see are primarily very immune compromised children so premature infants with severe infection children with HIV and children who had a stem cell transplant or chemotherapy and are at high risk for infection. My clinical care focuses on providing ideal therapy and ideal dosing to help prevent severe neurologic injury after infections in premature infants. With premature infants they cant tell you their symptoms and theres no one perfect answer with dosage so the medicine is really as much art as it is facts. And thats really my favorite part of my job figuring out the right dose for that patient and using that knowledge to help the next patient who comes into the unit. Outside of work I participate in Olympic weightlifting CrossFit and baseball with my wife and four children.
Dr. Daniel Benjamin Jr., MD is a pediatric infectious disease medicine doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Benjamin Jr. is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.