Board Certification

  • Pediatrics



Texas Children’s Hospital – Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Medical School

University Of Florida College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Undergraduate School

University Of Florida
Bachelor of Science
Gainesville, FL


Dr. Benton graduated from the University of Florida in 1985. He completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas) in 1988. He has been in private practice in Gainesville ever since. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida.

Along with Drs. Boccarossa, Trumbull, and Zanga, he was a co-founder of the American College of Pediatricians (

Dr. Benton was a member of the Florida Chapter of the AAP executive committee from 1999 to 2003. He is not currently a member of the AAP.

He has been a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association since 1996.

Dr. Benton has served his local community in ways that include: participation in the local Safe Kids organization, serving on the Board of the local YMCA, serving on the board of the local Crisis Pregnancy Center, and as a member of the Emergency Medical Service Citizens Advisory Board. Dr. Benton has been on medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Haiti, and Nicaragua.

Dr. Benton and his wife Kathy have five children and 4 grandchildren. He and his wife members of Servants of Christ Anglican Church in Gainesville, FL.