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Nick Bennett, MA(Cantab), MBBChir, PhD, is a specialist and expert in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and immune disorders. Bennett graduated from Cambridge University in 2004 with his medical and PhD degrees, before coming to the United States and completing his training in Pediatrics (2008) and Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2011) at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Throughout his training and current practice he has evaluated and treated children with various immune deficiencies, including VCFS. He worked alongside Dr Shprintzen at SUNY Upstate and diagnosed, evaluated and treated children with VCFS in the outpatient and inpatient settings as part of the interdisciplinary approach to managing the condition. Aside from VCFS, Bennett's interests include viral infections and teaching patient-centered care and communication skills to medical students and residents. He has been recognized with multiple awards for teaching and as a resident was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He served as Co-Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and has focused on the use of antibiotics and similar drugs through research, education and the development of evidence-based guidelines.