Benjamin M. Lerner M.D.

Benjamin M. Lerner M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Vascular Surgery


Hernia Services




Dr. Lerner is a vascular and endovascular surgeon at Northwest Hospital. Dr. Lerner combines traditional vascular surgical approaches with state of the art minimally invasive techniques to tailor vascular care to the needs of the patient. Dr. Lerner is an expert in aortic aneurysms (AAA) repair, complex vascular reconstruction, carotid artery disease, and dialysis access creation and maintenance. In addition, Dr. Lerner is a locally recognized expert on clotting disorders and maintains an active practice in the management of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Dr. Lerner earned his bachelor's degree with honors from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He earned his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine in Madison, WI. Dr. Lerner completed his general surgical training as well as his vascular fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Lerner also had the honor of spending 6 months as a specialist registrar in vascular surgery at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in England. Dr. Lerner is board certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Lerner has earned numerous awards, including "Top Doctor" awards from local magazines. Dr. Lerner is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is active in the Society for Vascular Surgery, where he serves as an officer on the Health Policy Committee.

Patient Care Philosophy

Ever since I could remember, there were only 2 jobs I wanted to do; I was either going to be a doctor, or I was going to be the first baseman for my hometown Milwaukee Brewers. When I never learned to hit a curveball, medicine became the only choice. I was raised by an internist and a nurse, and therefore medicine has been part of my life forever. When I discovered surgery in medical school it was immediately clear that it was how I wanted to care for patients. The ability to personally correct problems, offer comfort in difficult situations, and occasionally even save a life profoundly affected me, and remains a driving passion in my life.

Personal Interests

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and our small Swiss Mountain Dog. While we love our new home in the Pacific Northwest, we are both stock holders and season ticket holders of our beloved Green Bay Packers, and our allegiance remains undeterred!

Clinical Interests

Abdominal aortic aneurysm; EVAR; carotid disease; carotid stenting; peripheral vascular disease; endovascular therapy; dialysis access; anticoagulation; deep venous thrombosis.

Research Interests

Dialysis access and intervention; application of radial artery access to peripheral intervention; health care policy and reimbursement.


University of Wisconsin - MadisonMedical education2010
Georgetown University HospitalInternship
Medical College of WisconsinFellowship
Medical College of WisconsinResidency


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgeryVascular Surgery2011
American Board of SurgeryGeneral Surgery2008
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