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Andrew Benson, DNP, CRNA

Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track
Andrew Benson
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency
  • Self Care
  • Simulation


Andrew Benson is the assistant program director of the DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the former chief CRNA at Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH). Dr. Benson has immense experience in anesthesiology, clinical practice, and team leadership. As the chief CRNA, he led a team of more than 100 CRNAs at JHH and provided administrative oversight of all CRNAs across the entire Johns Hopkins Health Care System. During his tenure at Johns Hopkins, he has assumed a number of leadership positions. He has served as Weinberg Clinical Lead for Colorectal and Plastics, was an integral member in the implementation of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program, and founded and assumed leadership of the Advanced Practice Advisory Council at JHH. He has completed scholarly work on the topic of ERAS implementation and presented at the Armstrong Institute Patient Safety Summit. He promoted advocacy and advancement of clinical practice of the Maryland CRNAs through policy, education, and awareness during his involvement with the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists, which included serving as its president. Dr. Benson earned a BA in biology at Carroll College, a BSN at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, an MSN at Duke University School of Nursing, and a DNP at Rush University.