Benjamin Eng, MD, MA is an economist and a physician. As an economist, he worked for the Federal government and in the private sector. As a physician, he has held medical leadership roles across a wide spectrum of practice settings, including academic medicine, ambulatory care, specialty hospitals, and a residential senior care campus. Unintentionally, he found himself at the nexus of business and medicine, and spent 17 years at a global pharmaceutical company, most recently as head of medical strategy and innovation. He specialized in collaborations with large healthcare organizations including insurers, integrated delivery networks, and academic medical centers, and worked on measuring and improving health care quality, developing research partnerships, developing digital tools for the analysis of real world data, and supporting the transition to Medicare Part D.
Transitioning to the nonprofit sector in 2016, his focus has been on equity in health and education for immigrant and disadvantaged populations. Partnering with nonprofits, projects have included collecting oral histories on the impact of COVID 19 in Asian American communities, successful transitions to college for first generation students, and enhancing maternal and neonatal survival in Indonesia.
Dr. Eng studied economics at Princeton (AB) and Columbia (MA) Universities, and medicine at Cornell University (MD).