Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Rebecca J. Benson, MD, PhD


Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Program
Director, Ethics Consult Service
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics  - General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Contact Information

Primary Office: 2616 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-7823



BA, Spanish, summa cum laude, Hope College
BS, Chemistry, Hope College
PhD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Residency, Pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Chief Resident, Chief Resident Leadership Development Certificate Program
Introductory Pediatric Clinical Hypnosis Workshop (21 CME credits), National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute
Mediation Training (8-hour session taught by Steve Sovern (Sovern Mediation, LLC)), Carver College of Medicine

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Physician License
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
PALS Provider
NRP Provider
American Board of Pediatrics

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Program in Bioethics and Humanities

Research Summary

Clinical Research: Impact of Pediatric Palliative Care Team participation on patient and family satisfaction, addressing bioethical issues as a multidisciplinary health team.

Date Last Modified: 08/04/2015 - 09:28:35