Accelerating cardiovascular innovation and care.
Ivor Benjamin, MD, FAHA, FACC, Center Director & Professor
“I'd like to welcome you to the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The CVC is committed to becoming the premier integrated basic and translational academic organization in Southeast Wisconsin and beyond.”
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 CVC at MCW 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.
With a 30-year volunteer history with the American Heart Association, he proudly served as president from 2018-2019. 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 will serve as the Association’s national chief science and medical volunteer, responsible for medical, scientific and public health matters.
CVC In The News
Dr. Ivor Benjamin onstage at Apple product launch
Watch Dr. Benjamin introduce new functionality that provides the ability for people to access health data from an on-demand Electrocardiogram (ECG).
The State of Heart Research
Milwaukee's NPR radio program Lake Effect speaks with Ivor Benjamin, MD, Director of the MCW Cardiovascular Center about the state of cardiovascular research and the national push to train the general population in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
CVC Cardiovascular BioRepository
The Cardiovascular BioRepository (CBR), in partnership with the MCW Tissue Bank, provides unified cross-disciplinary support for acquisition and distribution of cardiovascular tissue.Learn More
T32 Postdoctoral Training Grant
Explore the unique opportunity for personalized research training and career development offered through our rigorous and highly-collaborative postdoctoral fellowship.Learn More
CVC researchers are responsible for millions of dollars in research grants every year. Nationally and internationally recognized, its findings are pushing the frontiers of discovery and research.Learn More
The CVC is one of the largest cardiovascular centers in the country and an influential think tank for scientists and students alike.Learn More
Signature Programs and Affinity Groups
Stimulate and exchange new ideas and develop novel research with a venture programs designed to promote collaboration among those with disease-oriented research interests.Learn More
Recent NewsSee All News
Local Scouts earn first ever “Health in Action” patch with help of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
August 1, 2019
On July 23, several MCW and Froedtert Health departments collaborated with the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast to launch the Health in Action patch program.
Matthew Durand and Allison Hyngstrom awarded $2.3 million NIH grant to study stroke rehabilitation
July 16, 2019
Dr. Matthew Durand collaborating on NIH Grant to study stroke rehabilitation.
Cardiovascular Center appoints postdoctoral fellow to T32 Training Program
June 6, 2019
The Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin has appointed Pablo Nakagawa, PhD, as a postdoctoral trainee in the Cardiovascular Center’s T32 postdoctoral training program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Oleg Palygin named 2019 Michael H. Keelan Jr., MD Scholar
June 5, 2019
Oleg Palygin, PhD, assistant professor of Physiology and a member of the Cardiovascular Center, is the recipient of the 2019 Michael H. Keelan Jr., MD Scholar Award for his project, “Essential Role of Kir4.1/Kir5.1 Channels in Renal Salt Handling.”
Born to Discover
October 24, 2018
Nabeel Quryshi, one of the nation’s top young investigative minds, will present this year at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.
Trainee and staff poster prizes awarded at Cardiovascular Centers 2018 Research Retreat
October 22, 2018
Nearly 60 posters were presented at this year's record-breaking retreat and prizes were awarded in five categories.
Dr. Ivor Benjamin onstage at Apple product launch
September 12, 2018
Cardiovascular Center appoints postdoctoral fellow to T32 training program
July 24, 2018
The Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has appointed Moua Yang, PhD, as the third postdoctoral trainee in the Cardiovascular Center’s T32 postdoctoral training program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Carmen Bergom named 2018 Michael H. Keelan Jr., MD Scholar
June 20, 2018
Carmen R. Bergom, MD, PhD, assistant professor of radiation oncology and Cardiovascular Center member, is the recipient of the 2018 Michael H. Keelan Jr., MD Scholar Award for her project, “Unique genetic models to identify mediators of radiation-induced heart disease.”
Training the Next Generation of Cardiovascular Researchers
May 3, 2018
The Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center National Institute of Health T32 Postdoctoral Training Program is drawing top talent and helping to prep the next crop of innovative heart researchers.
CVC Events, Seminars and Conferences
24th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk
Wil-O-Way Underwood Clubhouse
Join the Cardiovascular Center for the 24th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club run/Walk in Wauwatosa, WI on February 15, 2020.
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