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Scott T Benken

Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice


Building & Room:

CSB Rm 327C


833 S. Wood Street, Chicago, IL, 60612

Office Phone:

(312) 355-4107

CV Link:

Scott T Benken


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

Selected Publications

  • 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.
  • Education

  • PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy, University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL
  • PharmD, University of Cincinnati James Winkle College of Pharmacy, Cincinnati, OH