Ben Edmonds, MD

Ben Edmonds | Pediatric Resident

Hometown: Philomath, OR.

College/Medical School: Linfield University/University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Research Project: The role of MEG and SPECT in Drug Resistant Epilepsy in Children

Career Goals: Pediatric Epileptologist at a major academic center with focus on epilepsy surgery and neurostimulation devices

Chief Role: Administrative Chief

Hobbies/Interests: Biking, soccer, basketball, puzzles, snowboarding

Travels/Languages: Costa Rica, Argentina, Peru, Mexico/English and Spanish

An Interesting Fact About Yourself: I studied the world’s largest stinging ants at Iguazu Falls in Argentina.

More About Me: I grew up in Oregon and since then have traveled across the country for medical training - first to Orlando for medical school and most recently to Pittsburgh for Child Neurology residency. I enjoy spending time with my wife and three daughters and taking advantage of all Pittsburgh has to offer from food to the outdoors to family activities. We frequent the Carnegie Museums, Phipps botanical gardens, and the Zoo and Aquarium as well as the expansive city parks, like Frick and Schenley, where we can walk the trails or the kids can play on the playground. We have found Pittsburgh to be a friendly and affordable place where it is easy to connect with others and have the financial flexibility to eat out, go on trips, and even buy your own home on a resident salary.

Why Did You Choose UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: I was impressed with the breadth of specialties and research opportunities. Additionally, I found it to be a very welcoming place with a great facility and view of the city.