Faculty Profile

Elizabeth R. Benjamin, MD, PhD

Elizabeth R. Benjamin, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Trauma Medical Director, Grady Memorial Hospital




American Board of Surgery, General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Elizabeth Benjamin is a trauma surgeon, emergency/elective general surgeon, and surgical care intensivist, and serves as the Trauma Medical Director at Grady Memorial Hospital. Prior to joining the faculty of Emory School of Medicine in 2020, Dr. Benjamin was Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Trauma Medical Director at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Benjamin received both her PhD in molecular genetics and microbiology and her MD degree in 2004 at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences. She completed her general surgery residency at UCLA in 2011, and her fellowship in trauma and critical care at the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital in 2012.


  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • PhD, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Class of 2004

  • MD, UMDNJ, Class of 2004

  • General Surgery Residency, University of California Los Angeles, 2004-2011

  • Trauma and Critical Care Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX, 2011-2012

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • Committee on Trauma

  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association

  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • American Medical Association

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Trauma and acute care surgery

  • Clinical research with a focus on trauma and emergency surgery process and outcomes improvement

  • Surgical simulation education