Dr. Benditt was instrumental in my development as a cardiac electrophysiologist. I am personally grateful for all his time and effort during my fellowship. Dr. Benditt has a friendly and calm demeanor and was always educating. To say he is smart is an understatement. I have very fond memories of the weekly EP conferences with Drs. Howard Burchell, Simon Milstein and assorted fellows. David, congratulations on a truly remarkable career and the honor of this recognition.
Dr. Benditt taught me to seek out and appreciate the subtle findings that might otherwise pass one by in the EP lab, a process he often called “smelling the roses”. This approach to deciphering electrophysiology puzzles has served me well and reminds me to pause and enjoy the physiology even in the most mundane cases.
Dr. Benditt has been a great mentor to me. He taught me the value of fundamental analysis to solve puzzles in complex cases. I still remember his kind words on my daily practice. He has also been a role model for us professionally.
Beyond being indebted to him for teaching me the fundamentals of EP, Dr. David Benditt is a hero to me as he embodies the word "mensch" in his dealings with others. The kindness and patience he demonstrates to patients and trainees are the seeds he has sown to earn this well-deserved honor. Mazel Tov David!
David is a great mentor and life-long friend! I truly miss our "Friday morning EP conference"!
Dr. David Benditt was an inspiration to me and to many of my colleagues in the Twin Cities and beyond to pursue EP careers. He encouraged a thoughtful and inquisitive approach to clinical EP and to always be on the lookout for "Figure 1". He has supported an environment of continued education and has advanced the field of arrhythmia management. Thank you, David Dunbar MD, St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Paul, MN
Dr. Benditt has been one of the biggest influences in my professional career. I can not even begin to thank him enough for everything he has done and taught me. A scholar, researcher, healer, gentleman, scientist, and family man - he has influenced so many lives. Thank you for everything, Dr. Benditt.
Dr. Benditt truly represents the definition of a gentleman and a scholar. Dr. Benditt was one of the most powerful shapers of who I am today as an EP. He taught and inspired without ever imparting a derogatory word. He was always kind and gracious. Thank you for all the knowledge and thought processes that you conveyed during training. Congratulations on a much deserved honor.
David was a great mentor. While building the first clinical EP program in the Twin Cities, writing AHA and NIH grants, and carrying a huge clinical load, he always had time for the cardiology fellows. His ability to think out the box was inspirational. He was also an outstanding writer and some of his talents rubbed off on his cardiology fellows (there were no formal EP fellows at that time). Most importantly he was a kind and generous friend, a role model for all. Congratulations, David.
Dr. Benditt has always been a valued mentor and colleague. Our chance crossing of professional paths at UMN likely resulted in my career choice in cardiac electrophysiology.