- Elliot Hospital
- Catholic Medical Center
- Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center
- Parkland Medical Center
Dr. Benson first became interested in orthopedics as a young athlete. “When I was 12 years old, I was a baseball pitcher. I was probably throwing too much and I went to see an orthopedic surgeon. That was my first experience with orthopedics. When I got to college I made the decision to pursue it.”
When it came time to deciding on a subspecialty, Dr. Benson chose adult reconstruction – hip and knee replacements – rather than sports medicine.
“What drew me to adult reconstruction was that the older patients, typically over 50, seemed to have more perspective on life. And to me they were the most fun patients to take care of. The procedures are very rewarding with a high likelihood of success.”
Dr. Benson is most proud of the fact that he has been in practice in the same community for over 20 years and has done over 12,000 total hip and knee replacements since 1999.
“I’m now seeing the children of the people I treated 20 years ago and did hip and knee replacement on. They’re coming in for surgery themselves. It is really rewarding to get to know families through multiple generations.”
Eric R. Benson, MD is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Benson’s clinical interests are surgical treatment of Hip and Knee Arthritis, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, and Knee Arthroscopy.
Education & Training
Dr. Benson graduated from The College of the Holy Cross, Summa Cum Laude before attending medical school at the University of Massachusetts. He interned at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford Hospital and Saint Frances Hospital. He did his residency at the University of Connecticut Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, Saint Frances Hospital, Newington Children’s Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. His fellowship was in adult reconstruction at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
University of Connecticut Orthopaedic Club
New Hampshire Medical Society
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society
New Hampshire Physician’s Organization
He also serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Arthroplasty and is a Clinical Consultant for Stryker Orthopaedics.
Dr. Benson was voted Top Orthopaedic Surgeon or leading physician by New Hampshire Magazine each year since 2001 except 2002 and 2010. He was also elected a member of Best Doctors in July, 2007 and won the 2004 New Hampshire Union-Leader ‘Top 40 Under 40’ award.
Hobbies and Interests
Dr. Benson’s hobbies and interests include golf, downhill skiing, cross-training in running and bicycling, baseball, and football, hockey and boating.
Robert works closely with Dr. Benson and may see you before and after surgery. He is board certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. Robert completed his masters program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Erica manages Dr. Benson’s patient schedule and communication. If you have any questions or requests about your care, please give Erica a call.
If you are having surgery, Christina will be your primary contact from the time Dr. Benson recommends surgery through your first post-operative visit. She will schedule both your surgery and any pre-operative tests you need.