ERIC BENSON, MD
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained in Shoulder, Elbow, and
Dr. Benson is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship-trained in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery. He believes that patient-surgeon communication is critical to successful outcomes, and he considers it an honor to care for patients whose lives are disrupted by pain or injury. He enjoys educating patients on their condition and the treatment options available to them. After accurately diagnosing the problem, Dr. Benson then helps patients select the best treatment for their needs. Whenever possible, he recommends non-surgical options. Should surgery be recommended, he carefully explains the procedure, its benefits, and potential risks, as well as alternatives. Through collaboration, education, and compassionate care, Dr. Benson strives to achieve the best possible result and help patients return to their active and busy lifestyles.
Dr. Benson specializes in many orthopaedic procedures including total shoulder replacements, arthroscopic shoulder surgery including rotator cuff and labral repairs, arthroscopic elbow surgery, Tommy John surgery, biceps tendon repairs, total elbow replacements, tennis elbow surgery, and treatment of sports injuries and arthritis. Having treated patients for over a decade at New Mexico’s Level 1 trauma center, Dr. Benson also treats simple and complex fractures of the upper and lower extremities.
Dr. Benson grew up in Washington, DC and went on to earn his undergraduate degree in English from Princeton University. He completed both his Master of Science in Physiology and his Doctor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. After moving to New Mexico, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at UNM. Dr. Benson then traveled to Canada for one year where he completed a Fellowship in Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand surgery at the world-renowned Roth-McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Center (HULC) in London, Ontario.
Before joining New Mexico Orthopaedics, Dr. Benson was the Chief of the Division of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery at UNM’s Department of Orthopaedics where he practiced for 13 years. While there, he was the elbow surgeon for the UNM Lobo athletes, published multiple articles and book chapters, and he trained tomorrow’s orthopaedic surgeons.
Dr. Benson believes in a balanced and active lifestyle. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, traveling the globe, skiing, playing tennis and golf, and painting.
- Princeton University
Master of Science (MS)
- Georgetown University
- Georgetown University School of Medicine
- Orthopaedic Surgery, University of New Mexico
- Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand Surgery at the Roth-McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC)
University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario. Canada
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- New Mexico Orthopaedic Association
- New Mexico Orthopaedic Surgery Center
- Presbyterian Hospital
- Lovelace Hospital
- Sandoval Regional Medical Center