Benjamin B. Close, MD

Recently named as one of Louisiana's Top Doctors in Louisiana Life Magazine, Benjamin B. Close is a board certified allergist specializing in asthma, cough, hay fever, sinusitis, and allergies.

Undergraduate

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA - Bachelor of Science – 1983

Graduate

Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA - Doctor of Medicine -1987

Internship and Residency

Internal Medicine – University of Tennessee/Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis, TN -1987-1990

Fellowship

Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology – Tulane Medical Center - New Orleans, LA 1990-1992

Board Certification

American Board of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Clinical Faculty

LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport, LA

Member

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology - Fellow American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology - Fellow Louisiana Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology American College of Physicians - Fellow

Honors

• Cenla's Best Doctor-2008.
• Best Doctor in Louisiana -1996-present.
• Volunteer Faculty Award -American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
• Past President of Louisiana Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and former board member.
• Presenter at state and regional scientific medical meetings.
• Frequent lecturer at scientific medical meetings.

 

Family

 Married to former Mimi Nichols Close with three children (Tori, Kyle, and Jackson.)

Hobbies

  LSU sports, mountain bike riding, and golf.