Dr. Benjamin received his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, and received fellowship training in Clinical Cardiology, Molecular Cardiology, and Molecular Biology at the University of Chicago (Michael Reese Hospital), Duke University Medical Center, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
As director of the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin since 2013 and Professor of Medicine at MCW and Froedtert Hospital, Ivor Benjamin, MD brings more than 25 years of experience leading cardiovascular clinical and research programs. Dr. Benjamin’s leadership of the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin is increasing the investigative workforce as Co-Director of an NHLBI T32 training program and he is building a transformative platform for centralizing clinical and translational research along the T1-T4 continuum, with support from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Research and Educational Endowment Program. Dr. Benjamin is the recipient of numerous medical honors, including the Pioneer Award of the National Institutes of Health and the Dr. Daniel D. Savage Memorial Service Award of the Association of Black Cardiologists.
With a 30-year volunteer history with the American Heart Association, he proudly served as president from 2018-2019, and then Immediate Past President from 2019-2020. A highly regarded physician-scientist of molecular cardiovascular remodeling, he was an AHA Established Investigator, a founding member of the Journal of the American Heart Association and currently serves on the editorial boards of Circulation and Circulation Research. As chair of the American Heart Association research committee from 2015-17, he expanded opportunities in research for women, minorities and undergraduates. Dr. Benjamin is a member of its Board of Directors, Corporate Operations Coordinating Committee, Executive Committee, International Committee and Science & Advisory Coordinating Committee. He is also a longtime member of the association’s Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences and Council on Clinical Cardiology.