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Mitchell C. Benson, MD

Board Certifications: 
Urology
Expertise in: 
Urologic Oncology, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Kidney & Adrenal Cancer, Cancer Care, Bladder Cancer
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Credentials & Experience

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Board Certifications

  • Urology

Clinical Expertise

  • Urologic Oncology
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney & Adrenal Cancer
  • Cancer Care
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Urologic Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Kidney Cancer

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

About Mitchell Benson

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Dr. Mitchell C. Benson began his affiliation with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in the Autumn of 1973 when he enrolled in Columbia P & S as a first year medical student. He recognized early in his training that he wished to pursue a career in Urology and following an internship and residency in general surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, he became a resident in Urology at The Presbyterian Hospital in New York in 1979. Following his chief residency in Urology at The Presbyterian Hospital, he went to Johns Hopkins Hospital and University where he was a Research Fellow in Urologic Oncology from 1982-1984.

After completion of his fellowship, Dr. Benson returned to Columbia University P & S where he joined the Urology faculty. Dr. Benson was one of the first recipients of the Herbert Irving Assistant Professor awards and he was the Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Urology from July 1988 - June 1991. He was then promoted to Associate Professor of Urology, and in July 1995 to Professor of Urology. In 1997, he was named the George F. Cahill Professor of Urology. In November 2003, he was named the Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Columbia University. In August 2005, he was appointed The George F. Cahill Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology and Urologist-in-Chief at Columbia University Medical Center.

During his career, Dr. Benson has been the recipient of numerous Honors. After having been elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Union College, he was awarded the Urology Prize from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. During his residency, he was awarded 1st Prize at the New York Academy of Medicine in the Ferdinand C. Valentine Residents' Essay Contest. He has won prizes for his clinical research from the American Urological Association in 1987 and 1991.

Dr. Benson's research has been and continues to be supported by the National Cancer Institute and he has participated in numerous projects sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry. He has submitted or published 195 scientific articles since 1984. He has presented more than 200 papers at National Meetings.

Academic Titles

  • Herbert and Florence Irving Professor of Urology

Administrative Positions

  • Emeritus Chair, Department of Urology

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • International Society of Analytical Cytology
  • American Urological Association
  • New York Academy of Medicine Medical Society
  • Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
  • New York State Urological Society
  • New York County Medical Society
  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • Society of Basic Urologic Research (Founding Member)
  • Society of University Urologists
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Societe Internationale d'Urologie
  • European Society for Urological Oncology and Endocrinology
  • European-American Urological Association

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Male

Contact & Locations

1
688 White Plains Road
Suite 201
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Phone:
(914) 722-6300
Fax:
(212) 722-2133
Primary
2
51 West 51st Street
Suite 375
New York, New York 10019
Phone:
(914) 722-6300
Fax:
(212) 722-2133

Research

Grants

AN INTERNATIONAL PHASE 3 RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF AUTOLOGOUS DENDRITIC CELL IMMUNOTHERAPY (AGS-003) PLUS STANDARD TREATMENT OF ADVANCED RENAL CELL CARCINOMA (ADAPT) (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Mar 24 2014 - Mar 24 2019

THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION FOR LEUKEMIA, CANCER AND AIDS RESEARCH (Private)

Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015

A PROSTATE CANCER PROGRAM (Private)

Jan 1 1999 - Dec 31 2014

SELENIUM AND VITAMIN E CANCER PREVENTION TRIAL (SELECT) IRB 13553, S000 (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2000 - May 31 2013

SWOG PURCHASE SERVICE AGREEMENT (Federal Gov)

Apr 22 1999 - Dec 31 2009