Benjamin Bensadon

Benjamin Bensadon, Ed. M, Ph.D.

Clerkship Director, Geriatric Medicine, Division Of Geriatric Medicine, Department Of Aging And Geriatric Research

Department: MD-AGING / GERIATRIC RESEARCH
Business Phone: (352) 294-5815
Business Email: bensadon@ufl.edu

About Benjamin Bensadon

Benjamin A. Bensadon, Ed. M, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine through the department of aging and geriatric research. He is also a licensed clinical gero-psychologist. Dr. Bensadon’s training and professional experience is centered on integrating psychology and medicine, with the goal of transforming primary care and creating an age-friendly health care system. To achieve this, Dr. Bensadon has co-authored book chapters on management decisions in mild cognitive impairment (Clinics in Geriatric Medicine) and geriatric neurology (Scientific American in press), and created and led a team of physicians and psychologists as editor of a collaborative text titled Psychology and Geriatrics: Integrated Care for an Aging Population (Elsevier). More recently he was one of 15 selected to the inaugural cohort of National Geriatrics Leadership Scholars by the American Geriatrics Society, Association of Directors of Academic Geriatric Programs, and Tideswell at UCSF. Prior to UF, Dr. Bensadon was an assistant professor at the Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), where he served as associate director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program’s Geriatrics & Palliative Care Rotation.

Throughout his young career, Dr. Bensadon has developed, implemented and evaluated training curricula in didactic and clinical settings for medical students and residents, advance practice nurses and other health sciences trainees. He has provided clinical services in long-term care/geriatric rehabilitation, outpatient primary care and specialty settings. He completed his doctoral training at the University of Florida and his postdoctoral residency and fellowship at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Board Certifications

  • Clinical gero-psychology
    American Board of Professional Psychology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology
Subspecialties
  • Geriatric Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Depression – resources
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Insomnia – overview

Education

Graduate Certificate – Gerontology
2007-2010 · University of Florida
Doctorate – Counseling psychology
2007-2010 · University of Florida
Master's – Psychology
2003-2007 · University of Florida
Non-degree student
2002-2003 · Harvard School of Public Health
Master's – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
2001-2002 · Boston University
Bachelor's – Psychology
1996-2001 · Boston University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5815
Emails:
Business:
bensadon@ufl.edu