Benjamin Briggs


Lieutenant Commander, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Research Interests:


University of California San Diego, July 2017 – June 2020 San Diego, CA
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Training Program

Naval Medical Center San Diego, June 2011 – June 2014 San Diego, CA
Pediatrics Postgraduate Training Program

University of Vermont College of Medicine, July 2007-June 2011 Burlington, VT
Doctor of Medicine

University of Maine, August 2002 – May 2007 Orono, ME
Bachelor of Science Chemistry


I enjoy teaching.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Division Officer Pediatric Subspecialty Naval Medical Center San Diego


Cost Efficacy of Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Sanford Kobayashi E, Waldman B, Engorn BM, Perofsky K, Allred E, Briggs B, Gatcliffe C, Ramchandar N, Gold JJ, Doshi A, Ingulli EG, Thornburg CD, Benson W, Farnaes L, Chowdhury S, Rego S, Hobbs C, Kingsmore SF, Dimmock DP, Coufal NG. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2022. January

Partially automated whole-genome sequencing reanalysis of previously undiagnosed pediatric patients can efficiently yield new diagnosis. James KN, Clark MM, Camp B, Kint C, Schols P, Batalov S, Briggs B, Veeraraghavan N, Chowdhury S, Kingsmore SF. Nature Partner Journal Genomic Medicine. 2020. August

The Evaluation of Hematologic Screening and Perioperative Management in Patients with Noonan Syndrome: A Retrospective Chart Review. Briggs B, Savla D, Ramchandar N, Dimmock D, Le D, Thornburg C. Journal of Pediatrics. 2020. May

Biallelic loss of GNAS in a patient with pediatric medulloblastoma. Tokita MJ, Nahas S, Briggs B, Malicki DM, Mesirov JP, Reyes IAC, Farnaes L, Levy ML, Kingsmore SF, Dimmock D, Crawford JR, Wechsler-Reya RJ. Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies. 2019

Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing Has Clinical Utility in Children in the PICU. Sanford EF, Clark MM, Farnaes L, Williams MR, Perry C, Ingulli EG, Sweeney NM, Doshi A, Gold JJ, Briggs B, Bainbridge MN, Feddock M, Watkins K, Chowdury S, Nahas SA, Dimmock DP, Kingsmore SF, Coufal NG. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2019 Jun

Novel Factor XIII variant identified through whole genome sequencing in a child with intracranial hemorrhage. B.J. Briggs, K.N. James, S. Chowdury, C. Thornburg, L. Farnaes, D. Dimmock, S.F. Kingsmore. Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies. 2018 Dec; 4(6

Bleeding Disorders in Noonan Syndrome B.J. Briggs, J.D. Dickerman Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Feb;58(2):167-72.