Benjamin D. Elder, M.D., Ph.D.

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  • Degenerative spine pathology
  • Complex adult spinal deformities
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis/kyphosis
  • Flat-back syndrome
  • Spine tumors
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Spinal fusion
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Chiari malformation
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Tissue engineering strategies for spinal fusion
  • Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering strategies for spinal cord injury
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  1. 2017
    Fellowship - Orthopedic Surgery-Adult Spinal Deformity (Khaled Kebaish, M.B.B.Ch.)The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  2. 2017
    Residency - Department of NeurosurgeryThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  3. 2016
    Fellowship - Complex Spine Surgery, Department of NeurosurgeryThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  4. 2010
    MD - M.D./Ph.D. Combined Program.Baylor College of Medicine
  5. 2009
    Ph.D. - Bioengineering, Advisor: Kyriacos Athanasiou, Ph.D., “Optimizing a Scaffoldless Approach for Cartilage Tissue Engineering”Rice University
  6. 2003
    MS - Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Advisor: Gerald Shulman, M.D./Ph.D., “Using Mitochondrial Uncoupling to Prevent Diet Induced Hepatic Insulin Resistance”Yale University
  7. 2003
    BS - Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (with distinction), Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta KappaYale University

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Charlie Kuntz Scholar AwardCNS/AANS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  2. 2017
    Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical ExcellenceThe Johns Hopkins Hospital
  3. 2016
    Irving J. Sherman Traveling Fellowship AwardThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery
  4. 2016
    Award of Recognition for “Outstanding performance as a Medical Officer evaluating spinal devices through the Medical Device Fellowship Program in the Division of Orthopedic Devices, ODE, CDRH, FDA, and for contributions to the Agency”ODE, CDRH, FDA
  5. 2016
    Inducted into the Distinguished Teaching SocietyJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  6. 2016
    House Staff Council Resident Leadership RecognitionThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  7. 2016
    Charlie Kuntz Scholar AwardCNS/AANS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  8. 2016
    Walter Dandy Award for Excellence in Neurosurgery and Clinical Research AchievementsDepartment of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  9. 2016
    Young Investigators AwardInternational Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders
  10. 2016
    Elected into Alpha Omega AlphaThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  11. 2015
    Harvey Cushing Hunterian Research Award.Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  12. 2015
    Award of Recognition for “Clinical leadership while consulting on complex spinal device submissions in the Division of Orthopedic Devices"U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiologic Health, Office of Device Evaluation
  13. 2015
    Elected as departmental representativeHouse Staff Council, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital, The Johns Hopkins University
  14. 2014
    Employee of the Month, December 2014, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiologic Health, Division of Orthopedic Devices.U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  15. 2014
    Sanford Larson Award for Outstanding Resident ResearchCNS/AANS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  16. 2014
    Sanford Larson Award for Outstanding Resident Research.CNS/AANS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  17. 2013
    Irving J. Sherman Award for Resident Achievement.Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  18. 2013
    Highest score on American Board of Neurological Surgery Primary Examination among Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery residents.American Board of Neurological Surgery
  19. 2012
    Highest score on American Board of Neurological Surgery Primary Examination among Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery residents.American Board of Neurological Surgery
  20. 2010
    Baylor College of Medicine MD/PhD program publications award.Baylor College of Medicine
  21. 2009
    T32 Institutional Training Grant SupportNIH NRSA
  22. 2008
    1st Place, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Tissue Engineering and Cellular Mechanics Division PhD level paper competition.American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  23. 2008
    Best graduate student poster, Rice University Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering Annual Symposium.Rice University
  24. 2007
    NIH Biotechnology Training Program FellowshipNIH
  25. 2007
    NIH Biotechnology Training Program Fellowship.Rice University
  26. 2005
    Member, MD/PhD Program Operating Committee.Baylor College of Medicine
  27. 2003
    Awarded B.S. Magna cum Laude.Yale University
  28. 2003
    Graduated with Distinction in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.Yale University
  29. 2003
    Elected into Phi Beta Kappa in Alpha of Connecticut Chapter.Yale University
  30. 2002
    Funded Summer Student Research FellowshipHoward Hughes Medical Institute
  31. 2002
    Scholarship RecipientBarry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
  32. 2002
    Accepted into 4-year combined MS/BS program at YaleYale University

Publications

Research activities

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