Benjamin Easter, MD
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Medical School:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (2011)
Graduate School :
  • MBA, University of Colorado Denver (2017)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Princeton University (NJ) (2007)
  • Denver Health Medical Center Program, Emergency Medicine (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Emergency Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Medical Director, Emergency Department


  • Reichard JF, Phelps SE, Lehnhardt KR, Young M, Easter BD. The effect of long-term spaceflight on drug potency and the risk of medication failure. NPJ Microgravity. 2023 May 5;9(1):35. PubMed PMID: 37147378
  • Russell BK, Burian BK, Hilmers DC, Beard BL, Martin K, Pletcher DL, Easter B, Lehnhardt K, Levin D. The value of a spaceflight clinical decision support system for earth-independent medical operations. NPJ Microgravity. 2023 Jun 21;9(1):46. PubMed PMID: 37344482
  • Fernandez W, Levin D, Steller JG, Kerstman E, Lemery J, Zahner C, Davis HE, Lehnhardt K, Easter B, Kreykes AJ. Task impairment: A novel approach for assessing impairment during exploration-class spaceflight missions. J Space Saf Eng. 2023 Jun;10(2):231-238. doi: 10.1016/j.jsse.2022.12.005.
  • Levin DR, Steller J, Anderson A, Lemery J, Easter B, Hilmers D, Lehnhardt K. Enabling Human Space Exploration Missions Through Progressively Earth Independent Medical Operations (EIMO). 2023;4:162-167. IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology. doi: 10.1109/OJEMB.2023.3255513.
  • Almand A, Ko S, Anderson A, Keller R, Zero M, Anderson A, Laws J, Lehnhardt K, Easter B. A Qualitative Investigation of Space Exploration Medical Evacuation Risks. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2023; 94(12):875–886.
  • Anderson A, Almand A, J Lemery, Vilas F, Easter BD. Asteroid Impacts, Orbital Debris and Spacecraft Re-entry Disasters. Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine. 3rd ed. Elsevier. 2023: 936-940.
  • Schlotman TE, Lehnhardt KR, Abercromby AF, Easter BD, Downs ME, Akers LTCKS, Convertino VA. Bridging the gap between military prolonged field care monitoring and exploration spaceflight: the compensatory reserve. NPJ Microgravity. 2019;5:29. PubMed PMID: 31815179
  • Easter B, Houshiarian N, Pati D, Wiler JL. Designing efficient emergency departments: Discrete event simulation of internal-waiting areas and split flow sorting. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 Dec;37(12):2186-2193. PubMed PMID: 30905479
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Practice Locations

UCHealth Emergency Care - Anschutz Medical Campus (Hospital-based)
12505 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Emergency Medicine, Board Certification (2016)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (2011)
Graduate Schools:
  • MBA, University of Colorado Denver (2017)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Princeton University (NJ) (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • Denver Health Medical Center Program, Emergency Medicine (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Emergency Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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