Dr. David James (Dave) Bensema

Dr. David James (Dave) Bensema
Former CIO, Baptist Health System

Last Updated: 04/17/2018

Executive Summary

Baptist Health named David Bensema, M.D., as its Chief Information Officer in 2014. In this role, he was responsible for leading and developing information technology structures.  He has also served as the Chief Medical Information Officer for Baptist Health, leading a task force to select new information technology systems and servin

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Bensema is married to Marian, who is a pathologist and they have two grown sons and four grandsons and live in Lexington.
  • Bensema enjoys golf, fishing and church activities.

Current Focus

  • Sabbatical: As of February 10, 2017, Bensema was on sabbatical.  He writes on his LinkedIn profile: "After a career of saying yes to many things and spending too many days away from my wife and family who I love dear

Biographical Highlights

  • Bensema earned his BS in Biology from the University of Kentucky in 1982.
  • He then received his Doctor of Medicine in internal medicine from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1986.

Other Boards and Organizations

  • Former Member, Board of Directors, K-Club
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

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