John Benjamin

jbenjamin

  • Medical Officer & Teacher
  • Department of Medicine
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  • Tel: 424 1887
  • EXT: 887

     

 

Qualifications
• MBBS
• BSci App Chem

 

Teaching

Teaching the following units at DWU:

  • • HE413 Clinical Surgery and Anaesthesia
  • • HE321 Epidemiology of Common Diseases in Papua New Guinea
  • • HE226 Clinical Accident and Emergency (includes Ophthalmology)
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  • Fill In Tutor for Units:
  • • HE409 Clinical Accident and Emergency (includes Ophthalmology)
    • HE410 Clinical Paediatrics (includes Dental Health)
    • HE411 Clinical Medicine (includes STI and Mental Health)
    • HE412 Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    • HE230 Clinical Surgery and Anaesthesia

 

Experience

2015 – Current: Medical Officer and Teacher - Dept of Rural Health, Faculty of MHS, Divine Word University
2009 – 2015: Research Clinician and Field Study Team Leader - PNG Institute of Medical Research
2007 – 2008: Resident Medical Officer - NDOH Provincial Hospitals
1996 – 2003: SPB Management Trainee to Brewing Supervisor  -  SP Brewery Ltd

 

Research Interests

• Pharmacokinetics of anti-malarials
• Surgical infections in orthopedics
• Pain management of post-operative patients
• Public Health – Community knowledge towards patients’ rights and responsibilities in obtaining government health services

 

Professional Associations

• Member of Medical Board of Papua New Guinea

 

Research

• Pharmacokinetics of anti-malarials in target populations – paediatric and pregnant women.

Selected Publications

Koleala, T., Karl, S., Laman, M., Moore, B.R., Benjamin, J.M., Barnadas, C., Robinson, L.J., Kattenberg, J.H., Javati, S., Wong, R.P.M., Rosanas-Urgell, A., Betuela, I., Siba, P.M., Müeller, I., Davis, T.M.E. 2015, 'Temporal changes in Plasmodium falciparum anti-malarial drug sensitivity in vitro and resistance-associated genetic mutations in isolates from Papua New Guinea', Malaria Journal, 14, 1, pp. 1-9.

Laman, M., Benjamin, J.M., Moore, B.R., Salib, M., Tawat, S., Davis, W.A., Siba, P.M., Robinson, L.J., Davis, T.M.E. 2015, 'Artemether-lumefantrine versus artemisinin-naphthoquine in Papua New Guinean children with uncomplicated malaria: A six months post-treatment follow-up study', Malaria Journal, 14, 1, pp. 1-7.

Benjamin, J.M., Moore, B.R., Salman, S., Page-Sharp, M., Tawat, S., Yadi, G., Lorry, L., Siba, P.M., Batty, K.T., Robinson, L.J., Mueller, I., Davis, T.M.E. 2015, 'Population pharmacokinetics, tolerability, and safety of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine-piperaquine in pregnant and nonpregnant Papua New Guinean women', Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 59, 7, pp. 4260-4271.

Moore, B.R., Salman, S., Benjamin, J., Page-Sharp, M., Yadi, G., Batty, K.T., Siba, P.M., Mueller, I., Davis, T.M.E. 2015, 'Pharmacokinetics of piperaquine transfer into the breast milk of Melanesian mothers', Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 59, 7, pp. 4272-4278.

Karl, S., Laman, M., Moore, B.R., Benjamin, J., Koleala, T., Ibam, C., Kasian, B., Siba, P.M., Waltmann, A., Mueller, I., Woodward, R.C., St. Pierre, T.G., Davis, T.M.E.2015, 'Gametocyte clearance kinetics determined by quantitative magnetic fractionation in Melanesian children with uncomplicated malaria treated with artemisinin combination therapy', Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 59, 8, pp. 4489-4496.

Laman, M., Moore, B.R., Benjamin, J., Padapu, N., Tarongka, N., Siba, P.M., Betuela, I., Müeller, I., Robinson, L.J., Davis, T.M.E. 2014, 'Comparison of an assumed versus measured leucocyte count in parasite density calculations in Papua New Guinean children with uncomplicated malaria', Malaria Journal, 13, 1, pp. 6pp.

Moore, B.R., Salman, S., Benjamin, J., Page-Sharp, M., Robinson, L.J., Waita, E., Batty, K.T., Siba, P.M., Müeller, I., Davis, T.M.E., Betuela, I. 2014, 'Pharmacokinetic properties of single-Dose primaquine in papua new guinean children: Feasibility of abbreviated high-dose regimens for radical cure of vivax malaria', Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 58, 1, pp. 432-439.

Moore, B.R., Benjamin, J.M., Salman, S., Griffin, S., Ginny, E., Page-Sharp, M., Robinson, L.J., Siba, P., Batty, K.T., Mueller, I., Davis, T.M.2014, 'Effect of coadministered fat on the tolerability, safety, and pharmacokinetic properties of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in Papua New Guinea children with uncomplicated malaria', Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 58, 10, pp. 5784-5794.

Laman, M., Moore, B.R., Benjamin, J.M., Yadi, G., Bona, C., Warrel, J., Kattenberg, J.H., Koleala, T., Manning, L.A., Kasian, B., Robinson, L.J., Sambale, N., Lorry, L., Karl, S., Davis, W.A., Rosanas-Urgell, A., Müeller, I., Siba, P.M., Betuela, I., Davis, T.M.E. 2014, 'Artemisinin-Naphthoquine versus Artemether-Lumefantrine for Uncomplicated Malaria in Papua New Guinean Children: An Open-Label Randomized Trial', PLoS Medicine, 11, 12, pp. 1-18.

Benjamin, J., Moore, B., Lee, S.T., Senn, M., Griffin, S., Lautu, D., Salman, S., Siba, P., Mueller, I., Davis, T.M. 2012, 'Artemisinin-Naphthoquine Combination Therapy for Uncomplicated Pediatric Malaria: a Tolerability, Safety, and Preliminary Efficacy Study', Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56, pp. 2465-2471.

Batty, K., Salman, S., Moore, B., Benjamin, J., Lee, S.T., Page-Sharp, M., Pitus, N., Ilett, K.F., Mueller, I., Hombhanje, F., Siba, P., Davis, T.M. 2012, 'Artemisinin-Naphthoquine Combinations therapy for Uncomplicated Pediatric Malaria: a Pharmacokinetic Study', Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56, pp. 2472-2484.