Ben-Tzion (Bentzi) Karsh, PhD

Ben-Tzion (Bentzi) Karsh, PhD

Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) Professor Ben-Tzion (Bentzi) Karsh, PhD, was passionate about how human interaction with technology can improve healthcare safety and quality. Academicians, clinicians, and patients consider his research to be among the best in the world, though tragically, his 2012 death cut his work short.

Dr. Karsh’s legacy lives on through I-PrACTISE, a collaboration of experts in ISyE, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and related disciplines. They are developing new collaborative research that will improve healthcare quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and safety.

Through the Ben-Tzion Karsh Education and Research Fund, we can continue this important work. But we need your support.

How You Can Help?
Your donation to the Karsh fund will advance education and research to improve primary care by:

  • Supporting collaborative scholarship;
  • Sponsoring meetings, speakers and publications;
  • Sponsoring undergraduate and graduate students; and
  • Providing seed grant funding for research projects

Make a tax-deductible donation through the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

The Karsh fund is administered by the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and I-PrACTISE, The International Collaborative for Improving PrimAry Care through Industrial and Systems Engineering, a group established under the UW Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement (CQPI).