Raymond Benza
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Raymond Benza, MD

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Disease)

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About Me

Raymond L Benza, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, is a  Pulmonary Hpertension Specialist and Director of Pulmonary Hypertension Cardiology Health Systems at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Cardiology.  He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine with certification in the subspecialties of cardiovascular diseases and advanced heart failure and transplantation. Dr. Benza currently holds administrative positions in the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and is the former treasurer of that society. He served on President Barak Obama’s Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT) in the Health Resources and Services Administration for 4 years and was knighted in 2015 by his Royal Highness Vittorio Emanuele of Italy for his philanthropic work in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension and was admitted to the Association of University Cardiologists. He sits on multiple journal editorial committees and is the Steering Committee Chair for several industry trial in PAH. His primary clinical interests are the evaluation and treatment of advanced congestive heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and pulmonary arterial hypertension. He participates in major clinical studies of new therapies for the treatment of heart failure, mechanical support, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Benza is a funded investigator for the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association for his work in pulmonary arterial hypertension focusing on risk stratification, pharmacogenomics and new device therapies for this disease state.

PROFESSOR PENDING | Medicine, Cardiology
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West