Benjamin Cobb, MD, MSHP

Class of 2019

Benjamin Cobb, MD is an Anesthesiology trained physician who was born in Washington, D.C. but grew up in Virginia. Upon graduating from Hampton University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Analytical Chemistry, he attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and served as his class Vice-President. At Pitt, he was an Albert Schweitzer Health Equity fellow and used the Transtheoretical Model of Change to develop a sustainable, multi-disciplinary smoking cessation curriculum for incarcerated adolescents and men. He was Pitt’s Vice-President of the Student National Medical Association and during his term, chaired a weekly soup kitchen and used the American Medical Association’s resources to create a health education program at a non-profit men’s shelter. Through a Foundation of Anesthesia Education and Research grant, he studied maternal satisfaction and peripartum safety at Magee Women’s Hospital and has published and presented his work nationally. Dr. Cobb completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and was awarded the Robert D. Dripps Research Scholarship, which promotes early mentorship, academic development, and prepares physicians for careers in academia as independent researchers. He plans to pursue specialized training in obstetric anesthesia.