Ben SandersMD, MSPH, MS

  • Adjunct Instructor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, School of Medicine


Special focus on

  • Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Child Development
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Community Health
  • Mental Health

I see patients at


Ben Sanders graduated from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 2004 and from the School of Public Health master’s program the same year. He completed his Pediatric residency in Rochester, New York. In 2010 he joined St. Christophers Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. He taught primary care there and cared for Children with Special Healthcare Needs. He played an important role in outpatient EHR implementation and became their main outpatient informaticist. In 2018, he joined DMICE as a National Library of Medicine Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and began caring for children and teaching residents in the Department of Pediatrics. His goal is to improve pediatric primary care using informatics, especially screening, referral, evaluation, and treatment of developmental disabilities including Autism.


  • B.A., 1998, Oberlin College
  • M.P.H., 2004, [MSPH in Maternal & Child Health] UNC Chapel Hill School of Public Health
  • M.D., 2004, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • M.S., 2020, [MS in Biomedical Informatics] Oregon Health & Science University
  • Residency:

    • Pediatric Residency, Golisano Children's Hospital at University of Rochester Medical Center, 2008
  • Certifications:

    • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Board Certified Pediatrician, American Board of Pediatrics


  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Council on Children and Information Technology, American Academy of Pediatrics