Grin, Benjamin Michael

Benjamin Grin

Assistant Professor of Primary Care


  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, 2018
  • M.D. in , Tufts University School of Medicine, 2015
  • M.P.H. in , Brown University, 2013
  • B.A. in International Relations, Brown University, 2007

Teaching Interests/Courses

  • Social determinants of health / health equity
  • LGBTQ+ health
  • HIV
  • Patient-centered communication / motivational interviewing
  • Care for patients with substance use disorders

Research Interests

  • LGBTQ+ Health
  • Public/population health in medical education
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in medical education


  • William Dameshak Award
    Awarded to the top student entering into internal medicine from medical school class, 06/2015
  • Arnold Dunne Award
    Awarded to an internal medicine intern for compassion and dedication to patient care, 06/2016
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    Awarded to top 1/6 of medical school class based on performance in medical school and professional qualities, 05/2015

Professional Affiliations

  • Health Commissioner, 04/2020 - Present, Kansas City, Missouri Health Commission
    Appointed by Mayor Quinton Lucas to city-wide commission of leaders working together to build a healthier community
  • Member, 06/2021 - Present, American College of Physicians
  • Chief Medical Officer, 01/2023 - Present, Kansas City, MO Health Department
    Serve as an advising member of the KCHD leadership team, provide health policy advice, and help direct the overall strategy of KCHD's clinical programs.

Physician Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • HIV Primary Care
  • LGBTQ+ Health

Community Service

  • Volunteer Physician, 3/1/2021 - Present, KCU Student-Run Clinic

Outside Interests

  • Family
  • Travel
  • Kansas City Chiefs