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Al B. Benson III, MD, Elected President, National Patient Advocate Foundation Executive Board

Al B. Benson III, MD, Associate Director for Cooperative Groups at the Lurie Cancer Center, was elected President of the National Patient Advocate Foundation’s (NPAF) Executive Board.  An esteemed oncologist and professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Benson brings insights into the issues and roadblocks patients face as they navigate the healthcare system to this new role.

“I am honored to serve as the National Patient Advocate Foundation’s Board President. NPAF is a leader in fighting for improvements in the healthcare system at the state and federal level,” Dr. Benson says. “We will continue our 20 year history of helping those living with serious illness by promoting bills like the Medical Debt Relief Act, 21st Century Cures, Innovation for Healthier Americans and other initiatives designed to address access and affordability issues for patients.”

“Dr. Benson’s breadth of knowledge and experience will undoubtedly enhance the Board’s future; we’re grateful to have him serve in this capacity,” NPAF, CEO Alan Balch, says.   

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, NPAF is a nonprofit organization that provides the patient voice in improving access to, and reimbursement for, high-quality healthcare. Dr. Benson has served on the Board for three years and also served on the Scientific Advisory Committee since 2009.

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