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Benson Hsu is a professor of pediatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and a pediatric critical care physician at Sanford Children’s Hospital in South Dakota. He currently serves as a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company, having previously held positions as VP on the corporate leadership team of Sanford Health, a $6+ billion integrated healthcare system in the Upper Midwest. At Sanford Health, Benson led the organization’s data analytics infrastructure and developed strategies for population health transformations. He also currently serves as the chief scientific officer for the Preparedness Treatment and Equity Coalition (PTEC) and the co-Founder and chair for Aequitas Health, both nonprofits dedicated to addressing gaps in health equity. Benson is a nationally recognized academic clinician and health services researcher having authored several national practice guidelines for pediatric critical care and inpatient pediatric care as well as over 70 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts. He serves as a member of the Committee on Advocacy & Public Policy at AcademyHealth and as the chair-elect of the section on critical care at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Benson received his undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business, graduating with highest honors as a Fuqua Scholar. He earned his MD from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a TEDx speaker, a Bush Fellow, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). Benson is also a Fellow of the fifth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.