Along with two sisters, Ben Danielson was raised by an amazing single mom who instilled in him an appreciation for the value of education and a desire to be a contributing member of the community. In college, he decided that being a doctor was a good way to meld his scientific and human-service interests. Since finishing his undergraduate studies in Boston, Dr. Danielson has spent his medical education, residency, and career in Seattle.
Dr. Danielson has been the Medical Director of the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic since 1999. He works alongside dedicated, talented staff who strive to uphold the clinic’s enduring tradition of growing wellness through quality care with dignity and community engagement, honoring culture, and sustaining trust. He also works on the inpatient service at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is on the King County Board of Health, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board, and boards of various philanthropic organizations including the United Way of King County, The College Success Foundation, The Center for Children and Youth Justice, the Foundation for Healthy Generations. He also works with several community groups and coalitions dedicated to improving children’s health.
In addition to clinic based practice, Dr Danielson is an inpatient attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He also teaches and mentors through the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Residency Program.
Dr. Danielson believes that an opportunity to serve an individual or a community is a cherished privilege. He also subscribes to the truism that health is more than healthcare and that any healthcare provider who strives to improve health must be active beyond the realm of his or her medical practice.