Evan Benjamin

Dr. Evan Benjamin

Evan Benjamin

Chief Medical Officer

As the Chief Medical Officer at Ariadne Labs, Evan Benjamin, MD, MS, FACP, provides oversight, guidance, and support to Ariadne Labs research faculty, ensuring that Ariadne’s findings are supported by rigorous evidence and result in clinically meaningful change. Evan mentors faculty and research scientists and works with individuals to enhance faculty research. In addition, Evan works in close collaboration with Ariadne’s founder, Dr. Atul Gawande, to develop and expand Ariadne’s strategic partnerships, and to raise the Ariadne Labs profile as a global leader in health systems innovation.

Prior to becoming CMO at Ariadne Labs, Evan was Senior Vice President for Population Health and Quality, Baystate Health, a $2B revenue integrated delivery system in Massachusetts where he oversaw clinical quality, patient safety, population health, infection control, a 100 physician primary care practice, and Information Technology for the 5 hospital system. He was responsible for bringing reliability and efficiency to the health system using modern tools of improvement science.

He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School with a secondary appointment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Tufts University. He is active in scholarly research in healthcare delivery and speaks and consults nationally on issues related to improving healthcare delivery. Evan is faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) where he teaches leadership and improvement and sits on numerous national boards and healthcare panels including the National Academy of Medicine, the American Hospital Association, CMS and others. He currently serves as a board member for the UMass Memorial Health Care System.

Evan received a BA in Chemistry from Williams College, an MD from Case Western Reserve University, and an MS in Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth College. He completed an internal medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Portland Press Herald: Even when the vaccine travels to them, many Mainers won’t take it

Distrust of government, distrust of science, and distrust of the media is curtailing vaccination efforts in Maine. But “This reluctance to get vaccinated among certain U.S. populations could threaten to derail the progress and really prolong this pandemic,” said Evan Benjamin, Evan Benjamin, MD, MS, FACP, Chief Medical Officer at Ariadne Labs.

May 16 2021
Boston.com: Vaccine hesitancy could prolong the pandemic. A local team created a toolkit to overcome it.

Boston.com speaks to Dr. Evan Benjamin about the Vaccine Confidence Toolkit.

May 7 2021
BetterBirth team brings maternal-newborn care recommendations to Women Deliver 2019

The Ariadne Labs BetterBirth team launched a landmark report with research findings, frontline insights, and global recommendations for improving maternal-newborn care at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference, the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women. The timing of the release of the 80-page BetterBirth Report at… Continue reading BetterBirth team brings maternal-newborn care recommendations to Women Deliver 2019

May 30 2019
Ariadne Labs Welcomes the Better Evidence Project

With 2.5 million new research articles published annually, clinicians cannot possibly stay abreast of every new discovery. Moreover, those in resource-limited settings can be geographically and professionally isolated and lack access to the latest educational tools. These clinicians also care for some of the largest, sickest patient populations in the world. They must know and… Continue reading Ariadne Labs Welcomes the Better Evidence Project

Jan 30 2019
National patient safety leader joins Ariadne Labs as Chief Medical Officer

BOSTON (October 2, 2017) — Ariadne Labs announced today that Dr. Evan Benjamin, a national leader in quality improvement and patient safety, will become its new chief medical officer, leading the organization’s clinical and scientific effort to drive health systems innovation around the world. Benjamin brings 30 years of experience in clinical care, quality improvement, and population… Continue reading National patient safety leader joins Ariadne Labs as Chief Medical Officer

Oct 1 2017