Dr. Ben Laskin

Assistant Prof. Pediatrics Univ. of Pennsylvania

Benjamin Laskin, MD, is an attending physician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Laskin completed his undergraduate at Duke University where he graduated magna cum laude with a major in Economics and minors in Chemistry and History. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he graduated summa cum laude and received the Faculty Medal of Honor and was the commencement speaker. He completed his pediatrics residency and fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. As a fellow, Dr. Laskin was awarded the Fellowship Scholarly Research Award.

Following his fellowship, he joined the faculty at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Laskin’s research interests are in infections and kidney disease in immunosuppressed children, including those receiving a bone marrow or solid organ transplant. He is the recipient of a K23 Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health and a New Investigator Award from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Dr. Laskin has published over 60 manuscripts and several book chapters. He serves as the Clinical Operations Director for the Division of Nephrology, an EPIC electronic health record clinical champion, and the Medical Director for Quality Improvement for the Transplant Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.