Benjamin Erwin Bodnar, M.D.

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  • Director of Quality and Safety, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Spanish


Internal Medicine, Pediatrics


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer Building, 8th Floor
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Phone: 443-287-3631 | Fax: 410-502-0923


Dr. Benjamin Bodnar is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He holds appointments as the Director of Quality and Safety for the Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, as a Eudowood Scholar of Quality and Safety in the Division of Quality and Safety, Department of Pediatrics, and is affiliate faculty with the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins.

He was born and raised in Baltimore and after training in institutions across the country, and working at sites around the world, he has settled back in his hometown. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, his medical degree from Columbia University, and completed his specialty training at Yale New Haven Hospital. He also worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and held the appointment of an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 2016. 

His focus on providing world-class clinical care to his patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he has a special interest in global health and the application of Quality Improvement techniques to the often poorly functional systems at work in resource-limited and developing health care environments. He has worked internationally at sites including Nepal, Mongolia, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda, and has worked with development groups including Partners in Health and The Millennium Villages Project. He is a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global NCD Research and Training.

As part of the Johns Hopkins Medicine COVID-19 response, he led the creation of standardized patient care guidelines for non-ICU COVID-19 patients across the health system. He also played a key role in the implementation of these guidelines via an Electronic Medical Record-integrated Clinical Decision Support platform, thus ensuring the evolving guidance is available to all providers at the point of care. more


  • Director of Quality and Safety, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2009)


  • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics; Yale-New Haven Hospital (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2013)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Hospital Medicine) (2022)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2013)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Ingenhoff R, Nandawula J, Siddharthan T, Ssekitoleko I, Munana R, Bodnar BE, Weswa I, Kirenga B, Mutungi G, van der Giet M, Kalyesubula R, Knauf R. Effectiveness of a Community Health Worker Deliverd Care Intervention for Hypertension Control in Uganda: Study Protocol for a Stepped Wedge, Cluster Randomized Control Trial. Trials. 24 May 2022.  PMCID: PMC9128241 DOI: 10.1186/s13063-022-06403-9

Bodnar B, Kane EM, Rupani H, et al. Bed downtime: the novel use of a quality metric allows inpatient providers to improve patient flow from the emergency department. Emerg Med J. Epub ahead of print: 16 Feb 2021. doi:10.1136/emermed-2020-209425. PMID: 33593811

Alupo P, Ssekitoleko R, Rabin T, Kalyesubula R, Kimuli I, Bodnar BE. Improving inpatient medication adherence using attendant education in a tertiary care hospital in Uganda. Int J Qual Health Care 2017; 1-6. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzx075

Bodnar BE, Claassen CW, Solomon J, Mayanja-Kizza H, Rastegar A. The Effect of a Bidirectional Exchange on Faculty and Institutional Development in a Global Health Collaboration. PLoS ONE 2015; 10(3): e0119798. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119798

Bodnar BE. So You Think You Want To Save The World. Yale J Biol Med. 2011; 84(3): 227–36. PMCID: PMC3178852

Activities & Honors


  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2003

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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