Georges Benjamin
Published March 22, 2016
Updated October 1, 2021

Dr. Georges Benjamin is the executive director of the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C. He is an expert on infectious diseases and administrative leadership in health systems. Benjamin is a board certified doctor in internal medicine.

He’s held various leadership roles within hospitals and public health entities, including as interim director of the Emergency Ambulance Bureau of the District of Columbia Fire Department and secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Benjamin has authored several book chapters and co-authored the book The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History (2013).

An African-American man with short, gray hair and mustache smiles directly at the camera. He is wearing rectangular, clear glasses, a gray collared dress shirt, a red tie with teal circles, and a black suit jacket.

Pronouns: He/him

Expertise: Infectious diseases, administrative leadership in health systems, preventative care

Location: Washington, D.C.


Phone: (202) 777-3913

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