James F. Benenati, M.D., FSIR

Chief Medical Officer

James F. Benenati is a board-certified interventional radiologist. Prior to joining Penumbra, Jim practiced interventional radiology at the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at Baptist Hospital for 31 years, including serving as medical director of the noninvasive vascular laboratory and fellowship program director. Jim is a clinical professor of radiology at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and is also a Collaborative Professor of Radiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Jim is past President of the Society of Interventional Radiology and has received the highest awards given by the SIR including the SIR Gold Medal and the Charles T. Dotter Award. Jim served as President of the Vascular Division for the Intersocietal Accreditation Committee (IAC). Jim has authored over 150 scientific publications and book chapters and has lectured globally. He went to the University of Notre Dame, attended medical school at the University of South Florida, residency at Indiana University and completed a fellowship at Johns Hopkins in cardiovascular and interventional radiology.


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