Benoit Desjardins MD-PhD, FAHA, FACR,
Associate Professor of Radiology and Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Benoit Desjardins is a reformed hacker from Canada, who pursued a career in medicine followed by graduate studies in AI and Mathematics. An NIH funded investigator, he has been working as a radiologist at the University of Michigan and at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Desjardins has been involved in IT during his entire radiology career, playing key IT roles at both his institutions. He regained his passion for hacking and cybersecurity after attending DefCon. Since then he has completed formal certificates in cybersecurity, CEH and OSCP (pending). He has been working closely with the cybersecurity team at Penn, to improve cybersecurity in radiology, a field filled with vulnerable devices.
Outside work, he is a Black Belt at Tae Kwon Do, a ex Boy Scout Leader, a competitive marksman and is learning to become a pilot.