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Roberto M Benitez

Roberto M Benitez M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Additional Title(s): Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program
Location: UMMC, Room S3B06
Phone: (410) 328-5396
Fax: (410) 328-4382

Personal History:

Dr. Benitez graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia. He returned to the University of Maryland, where he served one year as the Medical Chief Resident, and completed a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Benitez was board certified in Cardiovascular Disease in 1991, and has remained on Faculty within the Division of Cardiology since that time. He has been active in the University of Maryland’s “Historic CPC” program, and he has also been active in clinical research regarding atherosclerosis and chronic ischemic heart disease.

Clinical Speciality:

Dr. Benitez is a general clinical cardiologist with an active outpatient practice, and in-patient responsibilities on the consult service and Cardiac Care Units, and he participates in all aspects of the echocardiography lab, and continues to perform diagnostic catheterization. He has twice been awarded 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.

Dr. Benitez is the Program Director for Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, which is the largest fellowship program within the Department of Medicine. His responsibilities for this include the oversight of both administration and education, along with selection of fellow candidates and mentorship of the fellows during their education and training.


Publications on PubMed

Benitez RM, Gurbel PA, Chong H, Rajasingh MC.Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the aortic arch resulting in extensive and fatal dissection.Am Heart J 1995;129:821-823.

BenitezRM.The hair of the dog that bit you.Arcanum, in: Clin Inf Dis 1995;21:1285.

BenitezRM.Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and pregnancy - maternal and fetal outcomes.J Matern Fetal Invest 1996;6:51-55.

Allen EM,Benitez RM. A 36 year-old woman with altered sensorium. MMJ 1996; 45: 36 - 40

Mackowiak PA,BenitezRM.A 30 year-old man with fever, diarrhea, and rash. MMJ 1996; 45: 310-314.

Bennett SK,Benitez RM. A 72 year-old man with shortness of breath. MMJ 1996; 45: 547 -552

BenitezRM.A 39 year old man with a change in mental status - Clinical Pathologic Conference.MMJ 1996; 45: 765-769.

Wolfsthal SD,BenitezRM.A 56 year-old man with progressive dysphagia, dysarthria andataxia. MMJ 1996; 45: 933-937

Shanholtz C,BenitezRM.A 73 year-old woman with hemoptysis and shortness of breath.MMJ 1997; 46: 131-137.

Hasday JD, Mergner WJ,BenitezRM.A 69 year-old woman with hemoptysis, bilateralalveolar infiltrates and microscipic hematuria. MMJ 1997; 46: 367-374.

Margolis DM,CollinsMT,BenitezRM.A 74 year-old man with persistent fevers. MMJ 1997; 46: 524-529.

Benitez RM, Gold MR.Immediate and persistant complete heart block following a horse kick.PACE, 1999 May; 22(5):816-818

Carliner NH, Hanes DS,BenitezRM.A 66 year-old woman with pneumonia and right heart failure. MMJ, August,1998, 177-181.

Plotkin J,Benitez RM, Kuo P, et al. Dobutamine stress echocardiography for pre-operative cardiac risk stratification in patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation.Liver Transpl Surg 1998 Jul;4(4):253-257

Oldach DW, Richard R, Borza EN,Benitez RM. A Mysterious Death.N Engl Journ Med, 1998; 338: 1764 - 1770

Benitez RM. Acquired coronary artery to pulmonary artery connection: a case report. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, 1998, 45:413-415.

Mallott DB, Pohanka BC, Barnett L, Willey P,Benitez RM, Mackowiak PA. A Psychiatric CPC. American Journal of Medical Science, 1999; 318:158-165. (Historical CPC – Custer)

Ahrensfield D, Balke CW,Benitez RM, Peters RW. Sinus arrest following a coronary stent. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 2000, 50:349-351.

Donnenberg MS, Collins MT,Benitez RM, Mackowiak PA. The Sound that Failed. American Journal of Medicine, 2000;108:475-480. (Historical CPC – Beethoven)

Durack D, Littman R,Benitez RM, Mackowiak PA. Helenic Holocaust. Am J Med.2000; 109:391-397. (Historical CPC – Pericles)

Vogel RA,BenitezRM.Non-invasive assessment of cardiovascular risk: fromFraminghamto the Future. Rev Cardiovasc Med 2000; 1(1):34-42

Benitez RM, Vogel RA. Assessment of sub-clinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk. Clinical Cardiology, 2001; 24 (10):642 - 650.

deFilippi CR andBenitez RM. Exercise electrocardiography has similar diagnostic utility for men with and without diabetes: Comment on an article by Lee et al.Journal of Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine2002; 6(2):52-53..

Benitez RM, Seigel E, Weiner DE, Xie XY, Mackowiak PA.A 50 year-old man with chest pain after cocaine use.American Journal of Medical Science. In press.

Grayston JT, Kronmal RA, Jackson LA for the ACES Investigators. Antibiotic Treatment for Secondary Prevention of Coronary Events: Results of the Azithromycin and Coronary Events Study (ACES). N Eng Jour Med, in press