Paul J Benke, MD

Benke Paul J
Specialties
Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Cleft and Cranio-Facial
Gender
Male

Primary Office
1131 N 35th Avenue
2nd Floor
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-6319
Fax:
954-965-6480
Primary Office
1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 490
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-6319
Fax:
954-965-6480

Meet the Physician

Medical Director, Clinical Genetics, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

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 Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Prior to joining Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Dr. Benke was an associate professor of pediatrics for 28 years at the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he also served as associate professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Dr. Benke has been widely published – including book chapters, juried journal articles, reports, articles, abstracts – since 1969, and has served as a consultant for the Children’s Genetic Disease Foundation, for the Cayman Islands, and on cable news and television. 

Research

Book Chapters or Monographs
  • “Pyruvate Carboxylase Deficiency,” eMedicine, rev. 2009
  • “Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency,” eMedicine, rev. 2009
  • “Hyerammonemia-Hyperornithinemia-Homocitrullinemia Syndrome, eMedicine, rev. 2009

Journal Articles
  • “Array-Based FMR1 Sequencing and Deletion Analysis in Patients with a Fragile X Syndrome-like Phenotype,” Public Library of Science, 2010
  • “PORCN Mutations in Focal Dermal Hypoplasia: Coping with Lethality,” Human Mutation, 2009
  • “Mutational Spectrum of the Oral-Facial-Digital Type 1 Syndrome; A Study on a Large Collection of Patients,” Human Mutation, 2008
  • “Mutation A1632E of NaV1.7 in Paroxysmal Extreme Pain Disorder Alters Gating Properties and Promotes Repetitive Firing in DRG and Trigeminal Ganglion Neurons,” Journal of Neuroscience, 2008

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


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-Medical Genetics
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics

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