Cason Benton 2014Director

Dr. Benton developed a strong interest in quality improvement after seeing how QI improved care for her practice.  She attended medical school at the University of Alabama Heersink School of Medicine and completed residency at The University of Washington in Seattle. She joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1998 and is an Professor of Pediatrics.  She practices with UAB’s Pediatric and Internal Medicine/Pediatric residents in the Primary Care Clinic. She was medical director of the clinic prior to accepting the position of Director of the newly formed Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance (ACHIA).

She is on the Board of the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics an serves as the Network Medical Director for Alabama Care Plan, an Alabama Medical Region B Health Home.

She has been honored with Ralph E Tiller Distinguished Faculty Award, Argus Society Awards for Excellence in Pediatric Teaching and Special Achievement Awards from the AAP Alabama Chapter.  She lives in Birmingham with her husband and teenage son and daughter. She enjoys hiking.