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Benjamin Hoffman M.D., CPST-I, F.A.A.P.

    • Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics School of Medicine
    • Medical Director, Tom Sargent Safety Center
    • Director, Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN)

Dr. Benjamin Hoffman is a pediatrician and nationally recognized expert in child injury prevention and education. He currently serves as Director of the Tom Sargent Safety Center at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and as Director of the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs. He provides comprehensive care to children and teens of all ages, from well-child care to management of complex medical issues.


  • M.D., Harvard Medical School 1992
  • Residency:

    • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Pediatrics

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics


  • "Inhalant abuse" Pediatrics May 2007
  • "Physicians can help unhealthy communities" Health Affairs September 2012
  • "Using self-determination theory to improve residency training" Academic Medicine April 1 2015
  • "Pediatricians' self-reported knowledge, attitudes, and practices about child passenger safety" Journal of Pediatrics November 1 2014
  • "Teen drivers" Pediatric Annals November 2010
  • "Commentary" Academic Medicine May 2011
  • "Preventing gun injuries in children" Pediatrics in Review February 1 2015
  • "Integrating community pediatrics into residency training" Pediatrics in Review April 2010
  • "Congenital infantile fibrosarcoma" Pediatric Dermatology July 2006
  • "Policy statement - Tobacco use" Pediatrics November 2009
  • "Child passenger safety" Pediatric Annals September 2008
  • "I-PASS, a mnemonic to standardize verbal handoffs" Pediatrics February 2012
  • "Early childhood caries in Indigenous communities" Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom) June 2011
  • "Technical report - Secondhand and prenatal tobacco smoke exposure" Pediatrics November 2009
  • "Policy statement - Early childhood caries in indigenous communities" Pediatrics June 2011
  • "Unsafe from the Start" Journal of Pediatrics July 15 2015
  • "The Community Health and Advocacy Milestones Profile" Academic Pediatrics May 1 2016
  • "Toward a centralized database for child safety centers" Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery  2015
  • "Fluoride Supplementation Adherence and Barriers in a Community Without Water Fluoridation" Academic Pediatrics April 1 2017
  • "How Do US Pediatric Residency Programs Teach and Evaluate Community Pediatrics and Advocacy Training?" Academic Pediatrics July 1 2017
  • "A new class of reversible cell cycle inhibitors" Communications in Clinical Cytometry  1991
  • "Rear-Facing Car Safety Seat Use for Children 18 Months of Age" Journal of Pediatrics October 1 2017
  • "School bus transportation of children with special health care needs" Pediatrics May 1 2018
  • "Child passenger safety" Pediatrics November 1 2018
  • "The teen driver" Pediatrics October 1 2018
  • "Comparison of the effectiveness of hands-on versus online education in child passenger safety" Injury Prevention January 1 2018
  • "Prevention of drowning" Pediatrics May 1 2019
  • "Erratum" Pediatrics July 1 2018
  • "Transporting children with special health care needs" Pediatrics May 1 2019

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