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Roberto M. Benitez

Roberto M. Benitez M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Additional Title(s): Associate Chief (Clinical), Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program
Location: Paca-Pratt, 7N-122
Phone: (410) 328-5396
Fax: (410) 328-3530

Personal History:


  • BA, Biology, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
  • MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency, Categorical Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Health Science Center, Charlottesville, VA
  • Chief Resident, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Dr. Benitez has twice been honored with the Department of Medicine’s Distinguished Teaching Award for his role in the education of the residents. He also remains active in teaching within the medical school in both large group and small-group formats.

Clinical Speciality:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Dr. Benitez specializes in general cardiovascular medicine with a particular interest in valvular heart disease, aortic disease, and echocardiography. His major academic focus is educating trainees in cardiovascular disease as the program director for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, the largest fellowship program within the Department of Medicine. His responsibilities include the oversight of both administration and education, along with selection of fellow candidates and mentorship of the fellows during their education and training.