Dr. Paul Benson earned his Doctor of Medicine from The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo before serving as a preliminary intern in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical System. He completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Virginia, and is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. After a fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Benson became board certified in Forensic Pathology.
Dr. Benson taught autopsy and forensic pathology as Assistant Professor at The Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University for two years before returning to Virginia as Assistant Chief Medical Examiner for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Roanoke, where he practiced forensic pathology for six years with teaching appointments at The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, Virginia, and the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. In 2014, Dr. Benson was appointed Assistant Professor in Forensic Pathology and Assistant Medical Examiner for Shelby County, Tennessee, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)/ West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center in Memphis. As Program Director of the UTHSC Forensic Pathology Fellowship, he re-instated the Forensic Pathology Fellowship training program in Memphis. Benson has performed more than 3,000 autopsies and testified as an expert witness in forensic pathology in state and federal courts more than 100 times. Dr. Benson’s current interests are in teaching autopsy and forensic pathology, developing informatics oriented autopsy reporting and fostering autopsy research collaborations.
Development of informatics oriented autopsy reporting.
Fostering autopsy research collaborations.
Dr. Benson teaches 3rd and 4th year medical students and pathology residents and fellows autopsy pathology. Dr. Benson also teaches interactive pathology labs at UAB School of Medicine including, inflammation, hemodynamics and neoplasia.