Dreyer welcomes new medical chief

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 11:49 a.m. CDT

HINCKLEY – Benjamin W. Chaska, M.D., M.B.A., is the new chief medical officer at Dreyer Medical Clinic. 

Chaska joins Dreyer from Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services, where he led a physician group in addition to practicing family medicine. He was also an adjunct associate professor for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

“Dr. Chaska brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Dreyer’s leadership team. His clinical expertise and experience in a population health will provide a great perspective as we continue our journey of improvement and focusing on the needs of our community,” Dreyer president Donna Cooper said.

Chaska earned his medical degree at Harvard University and completed a family medicine internship and residency program at Mayo Clinic. He stayed at Mayo Clinic and served as the first chief family medicine resident and as a research fellow. Chaska completed his M.B.A. at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.

Throughout his career, he has served on committees with national organizations, including the American Board of Family Medicine, the Florida Medical Association, and the American Medical Association House of Delegates.

Dreyer Medical Clinic is an affiliate of Advocate Health Care, with more than 150 physicians at 13 sites, including Hinckley.

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