Dr. Jamaal Benjamin is a fourth-year radiology resident in the T32 research track at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Benjamin grew up in Tallahassee, Florida. After attending Morehouse College for undergrad, Dr. Benjamin joined the medical scientist training program (MSTP) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. During the MD-PhD program, Dr. Benjamin developed an interest in both imaging and innate immunity. This interest led him to interventional radiology and research on the tumor microenvironment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Dr. Benjamin’s research has been awarded grant funding by both the SIR and RSNA. Following his post-doctoral research year, Dr. Benjamin will continue at UPenn for interventional radiology fellowship. Outside of the clinical/research worlds, Dr. Benjamin is active in national radiology leadership, serving as the Vice-chair / Chair-elect of the resident and fellow section of the American College of Radiology (ACR-RFS).
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–Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Civil Rights Leader