Brian Benneyworth. MD

Brian Benneyworth. MD

Assistant Professor
Director of VPS Registry & Congenital Heart Disease Data Center

Email: bbenneyw@iu.edu




Pediatric Critical Care

Areas of Interest

Dr. Benneyworth's research interests are focused on defining the epidemiology of pediatric critical care in terms of what types of critical care services are delivered and how they are delivered in various clinical settings.He is interested in defining the relationship between the delivery of critical care services and the patient's long term outcomes.

Dr. Brian Benneyworth is a trained Health Services Researcher and Pediatric Intensivist. He has clinical experience with general Medical/Surgical Intensive Care and Cardiac Intensive Care patients. His research has focused on using available administrative data to evaluate the epidemiology and healthcare utilization of patients who are managed in Pediatric ICU settings. He has experience with Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data and the Pediatric Health Information System. He has also incorporated existing registry data into his previous and current work. He is the Director of the Congenital Heart Disease Datacenter at Riley Hospital for Children which manages the registry submissions to the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and National Cardiovascular Data Registry. His current work seeks to further the understanding of the relative strengths and weaknesses of various existing data sources. 


2005 MD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center 
2006 Internship, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital 
2008 Residency, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital 
2012 Fellowship, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital


Research & Grants

Title: “Real-time monitored neurotelementry & early identification and treatment of seizures to improve outcomes with children with CHD who have surgery as infants”
Source: Riley Children’s Foundation/Indiana University School of Medicine
Role: Primary Investigator

Representative Publications

Benneyworth BD, Gebremariam A, Clark SJ, Shanley TP, Davis MM. Inpatient Health Care Utilization for Children Dependent on Long-term Mechanical Ventilation. Pediatrics. 2011;127(6):e1533-1541.

Zickafoose JS, Benneyworth BD, Riebschleger MP, Espinosa CM, Davis MM. Hospitalizations for Intussusception Before and After the Reintroduction of Rotavirus Vaccine in the United States. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(4):350-355.

Patrick SW, Schumacher RE, Benneyworth BD, Krans EE, McAllister JM, Davis MM. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Associated Health Care Expenditures. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 2012;307(18):1934-1940.

Srinivasan S, Benneyworth BD, Garton HJ, Hervey-Jumper SL, Raimer PL, Odetola FO, Han YY, Intracranial Pressure/Cerebral Perfusion-Targeted Management of Life-Threatening Intracranial Hypertension Complicating Diabetic Ketoacidosis-Associated Cerebral Edema: A Case Report. Pediatr Emer Care, 2012; 28: 696-698.

Walter, J.K., Benneyworth, B.D., Housey, M., & Davis, M.M. (2013) The Factors Associated With High-Quality Communication for Critically Ill Children. Pediatrics, 131 (Supplement 1), S90-S95. Doi:10.1542/peds.2012-1427k. (PMID: 23457155)

Bennett TD, Spaeder MC, Matos REI, Watson RS, Typpo KV, Khemani RG, Crow S, Benneyworth BD, Thiagarajan RR, Dean JM, Markovitz BP and for the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI), Existing Data Analysis in Pediatric Critical Care Research. Front Pediatr 2014, 2. (PMID: 25121079)

Benneyworth BD, Rigby M, Heskett M, et al.: Using All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group to Identify Cost-Management Targets. Pediat Therapeut 2014; 4.

Linnemeier, L, Benneyworth BD, Turrentine M, Rodefeld M, Brown J. Pediatric Cardiac Tumors: A 45-year, Single-Institution Review, World Journal of Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery, April 2015; Vol. 6, 2: pp. 215-219