Ivor J. Benjamin Named Cardiology Chief

Ivor J. Benjamin Named Cardiology Chief

Jul 17, 2003 6:00 PM

Ivor J. Benjamin, M.D., has been named professor and chief of the Division of Cardiology at the School of Medicine.

Benjamin's appointment came after a national search for a chief of cardiology, which is a division of the Department of Internal Medicine. He'll oversee 30 faculty as division chief.

Benjamin comes to the U of U from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, where he served as professor of medicine and on the staff of Parkland Memorial and Zale Lipshy University hospitals. He is active in many professional organizations, and has received numerous grants in cardiovascular research.

His research interests include myocardial ischemia and pathways for cardioprotection; molecular and genetic analysis of transcriptional networks in murine development; and molecular mechanisms of alpha B crystallin familial cardiomyopathy.

He also serves as a reviewer for more than a dozen professional publications, including Science and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Benjamin graduated from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, served his internship and residency at the Yale University School of Medicine, and held a clinical fellowship in cardiology at the University of Chicago (Michael Reese Hospital) and molecular cardiology at Duke University Medical Center.

Benjamin takes the reins from Roger A. Freedman, M.D., professor and interim chief of cardiology.

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