Ben Greenfield, MPS, CCP, LP  is a board certified and licensed perfusionist who specializes in mesenchymal stem cell and platelet therapies. We are happy to announce that Ben Greenfield is the newest addition to the JMISKO team.

Ben Greenfield is from Aurora, Nebraska. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska for his undergraduate degree (Biology and Chemistry). While at NWU he was a member of the basketball and golf teams as well as the Nebraska Wesleyan Chamber Choir. As an undergrad, he conducted breast cancer research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Ben received his Masters degree in Perfusion Science from UNMC in 2003.  He has been employed at the Nebraska Heart Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital (Heme Management) in Lincoln and has performed over 3000 heart surgeries and over 2000 orthopedic and neurosurgeries. He is currently employed by Heme Management in Lincoln, NE as the Director of Operations and as a Clinical Perfusionist.  Ten years after graduation (2013), Ben was named UNMC’s most distinguished alumnus. In July, 2014 he was appointed as an associate professor of perfusion at UNMC as well as a clinical coordinator and liaison for potential perfusion students. In April, 2017, Ben was awarded the Excellence in Teaching award by the UNMC College of Medicine.

Ben has lobbied in the Nebraska Unicameral and currently sits as the government liaison for Perfusion in the Nebraska legislature.  In 2008, as President of the Nebraska Perfusion Society, he helped to write the licensure law for perfusion for the state of Nebraska. He has also most recently been added to the State of Nebraska Board of Medicine and Surgery as a representative who will help oversee licensure proposals governing new health care specialties including radiation assistants, surgical first assistants, and nursing.

As a published author in both breast cancer research (UNMC) and Perfusion (UNMC) for his work using pharmacological agents and surface modifications on biocompatibility of the extra-corporeal circuit, Ben receives invitations to address audiences across the country about medicine, changing perfusion technology, and integration of a multidisciplinary approach to cardiac surgery.

Ben currently resides in Roca, Nebraska and is married to his wife Tarah. The couple has two children, Addison (10) and Evan (8). In his spare time Ben spends time as a guest speaker on positivity and perspective in the face of adversity. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing as well as playing the guitar, ukulele, and singing in a band aptly named SynkopE.