Paul J Benke, MD

Specialties
Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Cleft and Cranio-Facial
Primary Office
Address 1131 N 35th Avenue
2nd Floor
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-265-6319
Fax: 954-965-6480

About Me

Medical Director, Clinical Genetics

Dr. Paul Benke is Director of Clinical Genetics at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. He earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received his pediatric training, and was a research fellow supported by the National Institutes of Health. Prior to joining Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Dr. Benke was the director of Clinical Genetics at the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he also served as associate professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology. He is the senior geneticist in practice in South Florida. 

Dr. Benke has been widely published – including several new genetic disorders of metabolism and several new clinical genetic disorders. He has authored many juried journal articles, book chapters and scientific reports, articles and abstracts. He has served as a consultant for the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas, and has been on cable news and television.

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Education

Education
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, 1965
Residencies
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinic, 1970, Pediatrics
Certifications
  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics-Clinical Biochemical Genetics
  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics-Clinical Genetics
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics

Professional Highlights

Publications

Book Chapters or Monographs
  • “Pyruvate Carboxylase Deficiency,” eMedicine, rev. 2009
  • “Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency,” eMedicine, rev. 2009
  • “Hyerammonemia-Hyperornithinemia-Homocitrullinemia Syndrome, eMedicine, rev. 2009
Abstracts
  • “Losartan for Ehlers Danlos IV,” American Society of Human Genetics Meeting, Honolulu, HI, 2009
  • “Array CGH Detection of UBE3A Single-Gene Deletion Associated with Angelman Syndrome,” American Society of Human Genetics Meeting, Honolulu, HI, 2009
  • “Microdeletion Syndrome Case Series, Including Parent-to-Child Transmission, Endrocrinologic Disorder, and an Anerphric Infant,” American College of Medical Genetics, 2009
  • “Genome-wide Oligonuceotide Array CGH on Patients with Syndromic Autism Disorders Revealed High Frequency of Large Copy Number Variations,” American College of Medical Genetics, 2008
  • “Mutation A1632E of NaV1.7 in Paroxysmal Extreme Pain Disorder Alters Gating Properties and Promotes Repetitive Firing in DRG and Trigeminal Ganglion Neurons,” Society of Neuroscience, 2008

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