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The Bensadon Physicians Giving Society

About Dr. Bensadon

Dr. Joseph Bensadon was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was Judah Touro’s personal physician and the first house surgeon of Touro Infirmary.

The Society

The Bensadon Physicians Giving Society is a philanthropic group of physicians with the same vision – patients come first. This Society exists to help further the mission of the Touro Infirmary Foundation and its reach and impact of our patients. The group annually bestows the Murrel H. Kaplan, M.D. Compassionate Physician Award to an active Touro physician who demonstrates compassion, empathy, and respect for the patient as a whole person, and genuine care for the patient’s welfare, as well as compassion and respect for staff and their peers.


Physicians see first-hand the needs of our patient population. Whether it’s an updated unit or area that houses state of the art technology that will provide more advanced treatment for our patients or vital equipment needed for care that our patients cannot afford and that insurance will not cover, this Society allows a direct line to make a difference in the way care is delivered.

Membership Levels & Benefits

$2500 Level – Founders Circle (Through December 31, 2017)

  • Membership to BPGS
  • Rights and Priveleges of Founding Member during while practicing
  • 2 tickets to Silver Scope Soiree
  • 2 tickets to Gala
  • 4 tickets to Family Event
  • Commemorative Plaque acknowledging your dedication
  • Listing on Plaque to be hung on wall at Touro



Funds raised throughout the year from the Society are designated for programming, resources, education, and improvements that have direct physician input.

Physicians Advisory Council

The Physicians Advisory Council is a subcommittee of the Touro Infirmary Foundation Board. It is comprised of Touro Infirmary (and affiliated) physicians who provide advice and counsel on Touro’s physician-focused fundraising initiatives. For more information, please contact the Foundation at 504-897-8435 or at foundation@lcmchealth.org.

Silver Scope Soiree

The Silver Scope Soiree is an evening honoring our Murrel H. Kaplan Compassionate Physician Recipient.  It will be held each year at local venues. It is a cocktail reception with food, drinks and entertainment.  Each member of the Bensadon Giving Society will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the Soiree.
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