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 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
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Recent NewsSee All News
The Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center Appoints Postdoctoral Fellow to T32 Training Program
April 28, 2022
The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Cardiovascular Center has appointed Michelle L. Roberts, MS, PhD, as a postdoctoral trainee on the Cardiovascular Center’s National Institutes of Health T32 postdoctoral training program.
A. O. Smith Fellowship Scholars Program: The Heart of Cardiovascular Research
February 23, 2022
Innovation and discovery are at the heart of the A. O. Smith Corporation’s 50-year partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).
Pushing the Boundaries of What's Possible
January 5, 2022
MCW studies that are changing the landscape of what’s possible in cancer care.
Medical College of Wisconsin Receives $2.7 Million Grant for Cardio-oncology Research to Improve Life after Cancer for Black and African American Women
August 12, 2021
MCW was recently awarded funding from the American Heart Association (AHA) for a grant that aims to uncover why Black and African American women are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular complications after breast cancer.
Dr. Tammy Kindel Named 2020 Michael H. Keelan Jr., MD Scholar
October 6, 2020
Tammy Kindel, MD, PhD, associate professor of surgery and a member of the Cardiovascular Center, has received the 2020 Michael H. Keelan Jr., MD Scholar Award.
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.
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.
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.
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