Dan Bensimhon, MD

Founder and CEO

Dan Bensimhon founded MLS Telehealth in May 2007 after moonlighting his way through residency and fellowship and over six years of developing and managing the on-call coverage program for his current Cardiology practice. After graduating from Duke University with a BA in English Literature, Dan spent the next five years as a national magazine editor for Men’s Health and Men’s Journal magazines and a competitive triathlete/ultramarathoner completing the Hawaiian Ironman at age 24. Dan graduated cum laude and AOA from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed both his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center before joining the faculty in 2004.

Dan joined LeBauer HeartCare in Greensboro, NC in 2005 and currently serves as the co-director of the Heart Failure Clinic at Cone Health, Director of the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory and President of the LeBauer Cardiovascular Research Foundation. He holds academic appointments at Duke University Medical Center and University of North Carolina-Greensboro. In 1996, Dan authored How to Win at Everything (Bantam 1996) and has since authored or co-authored several book chapters and over 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Dan is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology. Among other professional organizations, he is an active member of the Heart Failure Society of America and MedAxiom. Dan lives in North Carolina with his wife and four children (two sets of twins!).