Dr. Benjamin Named Director of Center of Advanced Radiosurgery

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Carolina G. Benjamin, M.D. has been named director of the Center of Advanced Radiosurgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is assistant professor of clinical neurological surgery, and a member of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Brain Tumor Initiative and Skull Base Tumor Program.

Carolina Benjamin, M.D.

“Dr. Benjamin is an excellent neurosurgeon and one of the few in the country who have received advanced fellowship training in both skull base surgery and radiosurgery,” said  Allan D. Levi, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of neurosurgery; chief of neurosurgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital; and the Robert M. Buck Distinguished Chair in Neurological Surgery. “We are delighted that she will lead our department as co-director of focused radiosurgery services and will work closely with our radiation oncology colleagues to advance patient care.”

Advanced radiosurgery is a minimally invasive way to treat brain tumors, vascular malformations and other neurosurgical problems, said Dr. Benjamin.

“It complements open surgery, and allows us to combine the two treatment methods to optimize outcomes for our patients,” he said.

Noting that radiosurgery is safe and effective in a wide range of cases, Dr. Benjamin and her team are collecting patient data to support ongoing research. “We have a high volume of cases, and want to use that information to push the field forward,” she said.

Dr. Benjamin joined the Miller School faculty in 2019 from New York University.

Her clinical research into stereotactic radiosurgery spans many conditions, including benign and malignant tumors, vascular malformations, and functional disorders.