James F. Benenati, MD, FSIR
James F. Benenati, M.D., joined Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute in 1990 and is currently the former Medical Director of the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and former Program Director of the ACGME-accredited fellowship program in interventional radiology. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Penumbra, Inc.
Dr. Benenati received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Indiana University Medical Center and a fellowship in cardiovascular and interventional radiology at Johns Hopkins Medical School.
Dr. Benenati is a Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology, a Fellow of the American Heart Association and a member of the Radiological Society of North America. He has held offices in several societies. He is Past President of the Society of Interventional Radiology and served on the Executive Council of the Society of Interventional Radiology in a variety of positions including Annual Meeting Chairman. He is a past president of the Intersociety Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).
Dr. Benenati has participated in clinical research projects for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair with endografts; stents in peripheral vascular disease; prevention of restenosis in the femoral and popliteal arteries and in carotid stenting trials. He has participated in national trials evaluating uterine embolization for the treatment of symptomatic fibroids and has organized national educational symposia regarding fibroid embolization.
In addition to lecturing internationally, Dr. Benenati has authored and co-authored over 100 scientific article and abstracts that have been published in medical journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Radiology, Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology and Journal of Vascular Surgery. He has also edited medical textbooks dealing with different aspects of interventional radiology, and is active in educational activities for the SIR.
He is a program director for the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) and Symposium on Clinical Interventional Oncology (CIO).