"I dreaded menopause, but my doctor put my mind at ease and gave me all the assurance I needed to make these some of the best years of my life."
"I like that my OB-GYN knows my name, treats me like an individual and takes the time to answer all my questions."
"At MCWHC we bring the most current information to our patients so that they can make well informed choices about their health care."
"My doctor makes me feel there's nothing more important than my health and the health of my unborn baby. I have peace of mind knowing that we're both in the best care."
"I like the fact that I can receive routine gynecological exams, special services and screenings all from one doctor, in one office. This makes it really convenient for me."
Michael Benson, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

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Dr. Michael Benson, OBGYN, Deerfield, Lindenhurst

“I believe that doctor knowledge saves patient lives, injury, suffering, time, and expense. We see our role as health advisers and educators. We hope to bring the most current information to our patients so that they can make well informed choices about their health care.”
About the Physician:
  • Michael Benson, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. has been in private practice at his Deerfield office since 1987. Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, he also has an office Lake Villa. Dr. Benson is a graduate of the six years Honors Program in Medical Education of Northwestern University, where as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical society, he graduated in the top 15% of his medical school class. Having completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern, he is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University and is active in teaching Northwestern medical students.

    Dr. Benson is on the editorial board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the world’s largest OB-GYN specialty medical journal and in this capacity reviews nearly 100 journal submissions annually. He also serves as a peer reviewer for Obstetric Medicine and the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecologic Research. He has authored trade books on contraception and pregnancy. In addition, he has authored three medical textbooks on obstetrics and gynecology, one of which has been translated into Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

    Dr.Benson is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and won the CIBA Community Service Award from Northwestern Medical School.

    In addition to seeing his patients in private practice, Dr. Benson does research into the immunology of late pregnancy. Specifically, he is investigating the mechanism of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE), one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in developed nations. He has raised over $150,000,000 in private foundation money. In addition to publishing papers on AFE, Dr. Benson has published on obstetrical DIC, maternal hemorrhage, and cardiac arrest in pregnancy.

    Recently, Dr. Benson started a medical device company, Benson Medical. Committed to using technology to improve health care for women, Benson Medical has developed an improved surgical clamp for use in gynecologic procedures. The start-up has patents or patents pending in the US, Europe, China, Korea, Japan, and Canada.

    Dr. Benson collaborates with Dr. Sheri Schreiber, an obstetrician gynecologist who sees patients in both offices as well as Nurse Midwife Chanelle Nsango. Nurse Midwife Chanelle also sees patients in both offices and delivers babies at Highland Park Hospital. She is an internationally certified lactation consultant.

Hospital Affiliation:
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center, Highland Park Hospital
Services Performed:
  • Adolescent/Pediatric Care, Circumcisions, Colposcopy, Contraception, Counseling and Education, Endometrial Ablation, Endometriosis, Fertility, Fetal Heart Testing, Genetic Counseling, Gynecological Care, Hysterectomy , Hysteroscopy, Incontinence, Intrauterine Devices (IUD), LEEP, Maternity Care, Menopausal Care, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Obstetric Care, Prenatal Testing, Prenatal Ultrasound, Screenings, Surgical Procedures, Ultrasound, Urodynamics
Practicing Since:
  • 1987
Special Interests:
  • When Dr. Benson is not seeing patients, you’ll find him swinging a fishing pole or racquetball racquet and reading history, biographies and science fiction. With four children and three dogs, he knows a little something about raising a family – wisdom he gladly shares with his patients.
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