News Expert Profile

Tara Benjamin

School of Medicine/Department of OB/GYN IUPUI

Phone:
(317) 944-8182
Email:
tarabenj@iupui.edu
550 N. University Blvd.
Room 2440
Indianapolis, IN
46202

Areas of Expertise

Opioid use disorder in pregnancy, buprenorphine in the management of opioid use disorder in pregnancy

Expert Bio

Tara Benjamin, M.D., M.S., a native of Louisiana, is board certified in OB/GYN and maternal-fetal medicine. Education: B.S. from Xavier University of Louisiana, M.D. from Harvard Medical School, OB/GYN residency at Tulane University, fellowship at IU School of Medicine, master's in clinical research at IU School of Medicine. She is assistant professor of clinical OB/GYN at IU School of Medicine, and director of the maternal recovery program for Riley Maternity and Newborn Health. She has a niche in opioid use disorder in pregnancy and a DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for 100 patients. Since becoming faculty in August 2015, she and her team have managed almost 300 pregnant women.

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Additional Information

“Addicted Moms-to-Be.” No Limits, WFYI-FM, July 27, 2017. http://www.wfyi.org/programs/no-limits/radio/Addicted-Moms-To-Be

“Afraid to Treat Pregnant Women, Doctors Drop Addicted Patients at a Vulnerable Time.” Side Effects Public Media, Aug. 2, 2017. http://www.wfyi.org/news/articles/afraid-to-treat-pregnant-women-doctors-drop-addicted-patients-at-a-vulnerable-time

“Born Addicted.” WTHR, Feb. 2, 2017. http://www.wthr.com/article/born-addicted-thursday-at-11-pm