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
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-7823



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

Residency, Pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Chief Resident Leadership Development Certificate Program, Iowa City, Iowa
Advance Care Planning Facilitator Certification Course, Respecting Choices – First Steps Training (8 hours online and 8 hours onsite training, Iowa City, IA)
Certificate Program, Pediatric Bioethics, Children's Mercy Bioethics Center, Kansas City

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: 09/15/2014 - 15:48:17