Dr. Ben Danielson

Special Recognition: Voice of Social Justice

About Dr. Ben Danielson

Dr. Danielson is a physician and clinical professor at UW Medicine in the department of pediatrics. For more than two decades he was the medical director of the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, a pediatric care center built to serve the health needs of children in Seattle’s Central District. In 2020, Dr. Danielson resigned this position citing institutional racism and leadership’s resistance to change. Throughout his career, he has been a leader for a more racially just and accessible health care system and he has been recognized for his impact with the Municipal League’s “Citizen of the Year” as well as the Norm Maleng Advocate for Youth Award.

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