Benjamin Larson is a physician at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA, in his final year of internal medicine residency. He attended Macalester College in Minnesota, and medical school at the Oregon Health & Science University. As part of his medical training, he works in a clinic that conducts initial and follow-up visits for newly arrived refugees, and has welcomed many of these patients into his own practice. These patients have taught him a good deal about medicine (tropical disease, psychiatric trauma), but also about the way many refugees see themselves through the prism of American politics. He is planning a career in primary care in the Philadelphia area. Ben is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (Warsaw Fellowship 2008).
Updated May 2019