Dr. Benedek received his BA from the University of Virginia in 1986, and his M.D. from the Uniformed Services University in 1991 and completed internship, Adult General Psychiatry Residency and Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Benedek is the PI for the National Capital Area Integrated Clinical Consortium Study Site for Psychological Health and TBI, one of 10 national sites within the 60 million dollar congressionally funded INTRUST consortium for Psychological Health and TBI now conducting multi-site clinical intervention trials for combat related PTSD and TBI. Dr. Benedek is also PI for “Traumatic Stress and Biomarkers in a Military Operational Population,” an ongoing protocol to collect self-report survey data on deployment experience, injury and distress symptoms along with serum and saliva samples for biomarker identification. Dr. Benedek is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and a Past President and the current Assembly Representative for the Military District Branch of the APA. He was the lead author of the APA’s PTSD Guideline Watch and co-editor of the APA’s Clinical Manual for Management of PTSD.