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Scott T Benken

Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Contact Information

833 S. Wood Street (886)
CSB Rm 327C
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 355-4107


  • PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy, University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL, 2010
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois College of Pharmacy , Chicago, IL, 2009
  • PharmD, Magna cum laude, University of Cincinnati James Winkle College of Pharmacy, Cincinnati, OH, 2008

Research Interests

Optimization of medication therapy in critically ill patients as well as the exploration of medication regimens in unique critically ill patient subsets.

Clinical Experience

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) Added Qualifications (AQ) - Cardiology

Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article

  • Means L, Benken ST, Tesoro EP. "Safety of Immediate Release Nifedipine.". Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology. 2016;. doi:10.1097/FJC.0000000000000425.
  • Benken ST, Goncharenko A. "The Future of Intensive Care Unit Sedation: A Report of Continuous Infusion Ketamine as an Alternative Sedative Agent.". Journal of pharmacy practice. 2016;. doi:10.1177/0897190016646293.
  • Benken ST, Tillman N, Dajani S, Shah A, Thomas T. "A retrospective evaluation of fondaparinux for confirmed or suspected heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in left-ventricular-assist device patients.". Journal of cardiothoracic surgery. 2014;9:55. doi:10.1186/1749-8090-9-55.
  • Benken ST, Lizza BD, Yamout H, Ghossein C. "Management of digoxin therapy using pharmacokinetics in a patient undergoing continuous venovenous hemofiltration.". American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2013;70(23):2105-9. doi:10.2146/ajhp130171.
  • Benken ST, Tesoro EP, Kim K, Mucksavage JJ. "Treatment outcomes of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in subarachnoid hemorrhage patients: a 4-year, retrospective single-center review.". Neurocritical care. 2012;17(2):177-82. doi:10.1007/s12028-012-9725-x.
  • Benken ST, Hutson TK, Gardiner RL, Wheeler DS. "A Single-Center Review of Prescribing Trends and Outcomes of Corticosteroid Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Children with Septic Shock.". The open critical care medicine journal. 2010;3:51-56. doi:10.2174/1874828701003010051.

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