About

Nick Bennett is currently a Peds ID Attending at CT Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, CT. He went to medical school in Cambridge, England, then trained in pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease at SUNY Upstate, in Syracuse NY (so he was literally “an Englishman in New York”).

Bennett’s background is in virology and molecular biology (specifically HIV viral packaging) but he has also researched respiratory viral infections in neonates, and taken part in industry-sponsored clinical trials, mostly for vaccines.

He has a passion for teaching and practising patient-centered care, and developed a novel curriculum for Pediatric communication skills teaching for the medical students at Upstate.

He also dabbles in computer programming and database work, and has been a programmer-for-hire for several projects for other physicians at Upstate.

He tweets under the name @Peds_ID_Doc. His software business is at Samurai Scientific.

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  1. #1 by Obamacare and health insurance on December 9, 2011 - 19:45

    Nick you went to School in England, what do you think of NHS?

  2. #2 by JD Hamilton on July 13, 2013 - 20:54

    H, Nick, pleasure meeting you today, though wish it were under different circumstances, of course. Question: if a child has a staph infection, how long could it have been present in his body before making its presence known?

    • #3 by Nick Bennett on July 13, 2013 - 20:59

      Hello 🙂
      Good question. In general it’s a matter of a few days to a week or so, depending on where exactly it is. Even with infections that aren’t diagnosed for a while most people have complained of symptoms (usually pain, fever) for most of that time.

  3. #4 by JD Hamilton on July 13, 2013 - 21:40

    Thanks so much for everything…and great new post! 🙂

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