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.