John C. Benson, M.D.

  1. Radiologist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

John Benson, M.D., is a board-certified neuroradiologist, with a focus on both procedural and diagnostic radiology. As a proceduralist, Dr. Benson specializes in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks; he performs myelograms (including digital subtraction myelograms and dynamic CT myelograms), and image-guided blood patches. His also performs vertebroplasties, steroid injections in the spine, and CT-guided biopsies of the skull, neck, and spine.

Diagnostically, Dr. Benson interprets imaging of the brain, head/neck, and spine. He is involved in numerous ongoing research projects, and specializes in the research of carotid artery atherosclerotic plaque imaging, imaging of the temporal bone and inner ear, and CSF hypotension.

Professionally, Dr. Benson spends much of his time in resident education. He is the founder and director of Mayo Clinic's Resident Leadership Academy, and is the Neuroradiology Resident Liaison to the department of radiology's education committee.

  1. 2022
    MD - Cervicogenic headaches: Background and injection management.Pain Medicine Fellowship, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  2. 2019
    FellowRST Neuroradiology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2018
    Resident - Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity of Minnesota
  4. 2013
    MDUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  5. 2007
    BA - Major: Peace Studies. Minor: Biology.St. John's University

Certifications

  1. 2019
    Diagnostic RadiologyAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Roentgen Resident Research AwardRadiological Society of North America
  2. 2016
    Student Travel AwardRadiological Society of North America
  3. 2015
    Outstanding Resident of NeuroradiologyUniversity of Minnesota
  4. 2015
    Radiology Leadership Institute, Level IUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  5. 2015
    Resident Leadership AcademyUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  6. 2015
    Travel grant: Introduction to Academic RadiologyRadiological Society of North America
  7. 2012
    Gault international Travel AwardUniversity of Minnesota
  8. 2012
    Junior MembershipAlpha Omega Alpha
  9. 2011
    Overall Honors Year 2University of Minnesota Medical School
  10. 2010
    Overall Honors Year 1University of Minnesota Medical School
  11. 2007
    Magna Cum LaudeSt. John's University
  12. 2006
    Regents’/Trustees’ ScholarshipSt. John's University
  13. 2005
    Regents’/Trustees’ ScholarshipSt. John's University
  14. 2004
    Regents’/Trustees’ ScholarshipSt. John's University
  15. 2003
    Regents’/Trustees’ ScholarshipSt. John's University

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
  2. 2022 - present
    Fellowship Directors Curriculum Task Force
  3. 2022 - present
    ASNR Fellowship Directors Committee Curriculum Task Force
  4. 2022 - present
    American Society of Neuroradiology
  5. 2022 - 2023
    American Society of Spine Radiology, Abstract and Awards Committee
  6. 2022 - 2023
    ASSR
  7. 2019 - present
    Faculty Advocating Collaborative and Thoughtful Carotid Artery Treatments
  8. 2019 - present
    Neuroradiology Education Committee, Department of Radiology
  9. 2019 - present
    American Roentgen Ray Society
  10. 2019 - present
    Zumbro Valley Medical Society
  11. 2019 - present
    American Roentgen Ray Society
  12. 2019 - present
    Spine Intervention Society
  13. 2018 - 2019
    Mayo Medical and Lab Specialties Graduate Education Committee
  14. 2017 - present
    Association of University Radiologists
  15. 2014 - present
    American College of Radiology
  16. 2014 - present
    American Society of Neuroradiology
  17. 2010 - 2011
    University of Minnesota Radiology Interest Group
  18. 2010 - present
    American Medical Association
  19. 2010 - present
    Radiological Society of North America
  20. 2010 - present
    Minnesota Medical Association

Publications