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Burton A. Benson, Jr., MD

Wayzata Children's Clinic

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Burton A. Benson, M.D., is a Twin Cities native. He earned his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering (Biomedical emphasis) with high distinction from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology in 1979. He then attended Medical School at the University, earned his degree in 1983, and completed pediatric residency in 1986. After 11 years at the University he decided it was time to move to the suburbs and has practiced at the Wayzata Children's Clinic ever since. Dr. Benson's special interests include premature infants and children with allergies. He has been chairman of the Medicine Department of Children's Hospitals and Clinics — Minneapolis. Dr. Benson is board certified in Pediatrics, and completed requirements for voluntary re-certification in 2001. Burt and his wife Joan have two daughters and a son and live in Chanhassen. They enjoy skiing, biking, camping, and traveling.

Dr. Benson was selected as one of the “Top Doctors in the Twin Cities” in Mpls. St. Paul magazine in 2011.

Board-Certified Specialties Specialty Definitions

  • Pediatrics

Professional Interests

  • Children with allergies
  • Premature infants



Personal Interests

Biking, Camping and Traveling

Years of Experience


Educational Institutions

  • Graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology

Current Licenses and Certifications

  • Board certified in Pediatrics


  • Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

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Wayzata Children's Clinic–Minnetonka


14001 Ridgedale Drive
Suite 100
Minnetonka, MN 55305

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