Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Ronald J. Benveniste, M.D., Ph.D.

General Information

Ronald J. Benveniste, M.D., Ph.D.

Languages

  • English

Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

CV

Specialties

  • Neurological Surgery

Roles

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
  • Chief of Neurosurgery, UMHC/SCCC

Clinical Interests

His current areas of specialization include surgery and radiosurgery for brain and pituitary tumors.  

Research Interests

His laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms of cancer brain metastasis.

Awards

Resident Research Prize

Education

2007 Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
2006 Neurosurgery Residency
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
2000 M.D. / Ph.D.
Washington University
1991 B.S.
University of Miami

Publications

  • Benveniste RJ: Central Nervous System Lymphoma, In: American College of Physicians. Physicians Information and Educational Resource, http://pier.acponline.org.
  • Germano IM, Uzzaman M, Benveniste RJ, Zaurovna M, Keller G: Apoptosis in human glioblastoma cells produced using embryonic stem cell-derived astrocytes expressing tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand. J Neurosurg 105:88-95.
  • Benveniste RJ, Purohit D, Byun HS: Pituicytoma presenting with spontaneous hemorrhage: Case report. Pituitary 9:53-8.
  • Uzzaman M, Benveniste RJ, Keller G, Germano IM: Embryonic stem cell-derived astrocytes: A novel gene therapy vector for brain tumors. Neurosurgical Focus, 19(3): Article 6.
  • Benveniste RJ, Keller G, Germano IM: Embryonic stem cell-derived astrocytes expressing drug-inducible transgenes: differentiation and allotransplantation into the mouse brain. J Neurosurg 103:101-9.
  • Benveniste RJ, Kling WA, Lee JS, Delman BN, Post KD: Transsphenoidal reoperation for recurrent or residual pituitary adenoma. J Neurosurg 102:1004-1012.
  • Benveniste RJ, Patel AB, Post KD: Management of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Neurosurgery Quarterly 14:27-45.

Biography

Dr. Benveniste attended University of Miami as an undergraduate, and received an MD and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis.  He completed neurosurgery residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and a neurosurgical oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.  His current areas of specialization include surgery and radiosurgery for brain and pituitary tumors.  His laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms of cancer brain metastasis.

 

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