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Marcelo Benveniste, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: 1478
Phone: 713-745-5149
Fax: 713-563-0638
Email: mfbenveniste@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1992 Federal University of Sao Paulo State (UNIFESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

2/1994-2/1997 Clinical Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Board Certifications

8/2013 American Board of Radiology
11/1997 Brazilian College of Radiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 9/2012-8/2014
Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Radiology, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2/2006-7/2009
Cardiothoracic and Abdominal Radiologist, DASA Laboratory, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 7/2005-7/2009
Instructor, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 3/1989-3/1992

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Program Co-Chair of the Cardiac Imaging CME Conference, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 4/2014-present
Medical Director, Vanguard Laboratory, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1/2000-7/2009

Institutional Committee Activities

Co-Chair, Diagnostic Radiology Visitor/Observer Program, 3/2014-present
Director, Thoracic Section Foreign Visitors Program, 2013-present
Member, Maintenance of Certification Ad Hoc Committee, 2013-present
Member, Faculty Senate, 2013-2014
Member, Quality Assurance Committee, Thoracic Imaging, 2009-present

Honors and Awards

2012 Magna Cum Laude, Scientific Poster, Multi Detector CT Evaluation of Airway Stents: What the Radiologist Should Know, Godoy MCB, Saldana DA, Benveniste MF, Vlahos J, Marom EM, Erasmus JJ, Naidich DP, Ost DE, Society of Thoracic Radiology
2011 Certificate of Merit, Education Exhibit, LL-CHE4598 (ID: 11003985) Complications and Imaging Interpretation Pitfalls Following Chest Radiation Therapy, Betancourt SL, Benveniste MF, Godoy M, Radiological Society of North America
2011 RadioGraphics Monograph Issue. Role of Imaging in Thymoma: Diagnosis Staging Evaluation and Treatment Consideration. MS#: 11-5505. Benveniste MF, Marom EM, Sabloff B, Swisher SG, Cesar M, Rosado de Christensen M, Radiographics
2010 Credit Merit Award, Poster. Imaging, Staging Evaluation and Treatment Considerations for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, Truong MT, Benveniste MF, Gladish GW, Marom EM, Viswanathan C, Godoy M, Radiological Society of North America
2010 Cum Laude Award, Poster. Imaging, Staging Evaluation and Treatment Considerations in Thymoma, Benveniste MF, Rosado-de-Christenson ML, Sabloff B, Moran CA, Swisher S, Marom EM, Radiological Society of North America

Professional Memberships

American Board of Radiology
Member, 2010-present
Harris County Medical Society
Member, 2010-present
International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group
Member, 2013-present
Radiological Society of North America
Member, 2010-present
Society of Thoracic Radiology
Member, 2010-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Benveniste MF, Carter BW, Truong M, Detterbeck F, Marom EM. A Practical Guide from the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG) Regarding the Radiographic Assessment of Treatment Response of Thymic Neoplasms using Modified RECIST Criteria. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. In Press.
2. Guimaraes MD, Moreira BL, Bitencourt AVG, Oliveira AD, Benveniste MF. Early diagnosis of endobronchial metastasis in asymptomatic patient at ovarian carcinoma follow-up. Journal of Radiology Case Reports - JRCR (Open Access Journal). In Press.
3. Carter BW, Benveniste MF, Truong M, Marom EM. Imaging of Thymoma. MRI Clinics of North America. In Press.
4. Godoy MC, Saldana DA, Rao PP, Vlahos I, Naidich DP, Benveniste MF, Erasmus JJ, Marom E, Ost D. Multidetector CT Evaluation of Airway Stents: What the Radiologist Should Know. RadioGraphics. In Press.
5. Palacio DM, Benveniste MF, Gladish G. Pitfalls in CT Pulmonary Angiography for Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism. Seminars in Roentgenology. In Press.
6. Benveniste AP, Benveniste MF, Godoy MC, Truong M. Review of classification and recommendations for managing CT-detected ground glass pulmonary nodules, with a case report of lung adenocarcinoma. Seminars in Roentgenology. In Press.
7. Benveniste AP, Yang W, Benveniste MF, Mawlawi OR, Marom EM. Benign breast lesions detected by positron emission tomography-computed tomography. European Journal of Radiology. e-Pub 2/2014. PMID: 24657106.
8. Guimarães MD, Benveniste MF, Bitencourt AG, Andrade VP, Souza LP, Gross JL, Godoy MC. Thymoma originating in a giant thymolipoma: a rare intrathoracic lesion. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 96(3):1083-5, 9/2013. PMID: 23992709.
9. Weissferdt A, Kalhor N, Marom EM, Benveniste MF, Godoy MC, Correa AM, Swisher SG, Moran CA. Early-stage pulmonary adenocarcinoma (T1N0M0): a clinical, radiological, surgical, and pathological correlation of 104 cases. The MD Anderson Cancer Center Experience. Modern Pathology 26(8):1065-75, 8/2013. e-Pub 3/2013. PMID: 23542459.
10. Amini B, Huang SY, Tsai J, Benveniste MF, Robledo HH, Lee EY. Primary lung and large airway neoplasms in children: Current imaging evaluation with multidetector computed tomography. Radiol Clin North Am 51(4):637-57, 7/2013. PMID: 23830790.
11. Benveniste MF, Welsh J, Godoy MC, Betancourt SL, Mawlawi OR, Munden RF. New era of radiotherapy: an update in radiation induced lung disease. Clinical Radiology 68(6):e275-90, 6/2013. e-Pub 3/2013. PMCID: PMC3941603.
12. Benveniste MF, Moran CA, Mawlawi O, Fox PS, Swisher SG, Munden RF, Marom EM. FDG PET-CT aids in the preoperative assessment of patients with newly diagnosed thymic epithelial malignancies. Journal of thoracic oncology 8(4):502-10, 4/2013. PMCID: PMC3878071.
13. Guimaraes MDF, Benveniste MF, Bitencourt AVG, Andrade VP, Souza LP, Gross JL, Godoy MCB. Thymoma originated in a giant thymolipoma: A rare intrathoracic lesion. Annals of Thoracic Surgery - ATS DOI ATS/2012/375410, 4/2013.
14. Godoy MC, Viswanathan C, Marchiori E, Truong MT, Benveniste MF, Rossi S, Marom EM. The reversed halo sign: update and differential diagnosis. The British Journal of Radiology 85(1017):1226-35, 9/2012. e-Pub 5/2012. PMCID: PMC3487053.
15. Benveniste MF, Rosado-de-Christenson ML, Sabloff BS, Moran CA, Swisher SG, Marom EM. Role of imaging in the diagnosis, staging and treatment of thymoma. Radiographics 31(7):1847-1861, Nov-Dec, 11/2011. PMID: 22084174.
16. Benveniste MF, Truong MT, Almieda DR, Szarf G. Endomyocardial fibrosis mimicking right ventricular mass. European Journal of Radiology Extra 73:e9-e11, 2010.

Abstracts

1. Betancourt SL, Palacio D, Truong M, Moran C, Hofstetter WL, Benveniste MF, Godoy M, Marom EM. Imaging, staging, evaluation and treatment considerations in primary salivary gland-type lung cancer. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, 5/2014.
2. Benveniste MF, Carter BW, Truong M, Detterbeck F, Marom EM. A practical guide of the international thymic malignancy interest group (ITMIG) to measure thymic neoplasms by modified RECIST criteria. The Society of Thoracic Radiology Annual Meeting, 3/2014.
3. Betancourt S, Palacio D, Benveniste MF, Godoy M, Gomez D, Marom E. Complications and imaging interpretation pitfalls following chest radiation therapy. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 12/2013.
4. Betancourt Cuellar SL, Palacio DM, Carter BW, Martinez S, Benveniste MF, Truong MT. CT and PET/CT assessment of complications after chemo and radiation therapy in esophageal carcinoma. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 12/2013.
5. Benveniste A, Carter BW, Benveniste MF, Mawlawi OR, Truong MT, Erasmus JJ. PERCIST 1.0: PET response evaluation in thoracic malignancies. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 12/2013.
6. Benveniste MF, Moran C, Mawlawi OR, Fox PS, Swisher SG, Marom EM. Volumetric FDG PET-CT in the preoperative assessment of patients with thymic epithelial malignancies. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 12/2013.
7. Benveniste MF, Moran CA, Mawlawi O, Swisher SG, Fox PS, Munden RG, Marom EM. PET-CT evaluation of metabolic tumor volume in early and invasive thymomas. International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group Annual Meeting, 9/2013.
8. Guimaraes MD, Moreira BL, Oliveira AD, Benveniste MF. Early diagnosis of endobronchial metastasis in asymptomatic patient at ovarian carcinoma follow-up. 14th World Congress of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - 43rd Sao Paulo Radiological Meeting, 5/2013.
9. Guimaraes MD, Benveniste MF, Souza LP, Bitencourt AVG, Godoy MCB. Thymoma originated in a giant thymolipoma: Presentation of unusual radiologic and pathologic findings. 14th World Congress of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - 43rd Sao Paulo Radiological Meeting, 5/2013.
10. Benveniste AP, Yang WT, Benveniste MF, Mawlawi O, Fox PS, Marom EM. Incidental primary breast cancer detected at FDG PET-CT imaging for non-mammary malignancies. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2012.
11. Benveniste AP, Yang WT, Benveniste MF, Mawlawi OR, Fox PS, Marom EM. PET-CT detection of nonmammary malignancy metastatic to breast: Correlation with mammogram, ultrasound and histopathology. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2012.
12. Godoy MC, Saldana DA, Benveniste MF, Vlahos I, Marom EM, Erasmus JJ, Naidich DP, Ost DE. Role of multidetector CT in the evaluation of airway stents. Radiological Society of North America, 11/2012.
13. Godoy M, Viswanathan C, Truong M, Marchiori E, Benveniste MF, Godoy M, Marom EM. The reversed halo sign: Update and differential diagnosis. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting. e-Pub 5/2012.
14. Betancourt SL, Palacio D, Benveniste MF, Godoy MC, Gomez D, Marom EM. Complications and imaging interpretation pitfalls following chest radiation therapy. Radiological Society of North America, 11/2011.
15. Benveniste MF, Betancourt SL, Godoy MC, Mawlawi O, Welsh J, Munden R. New era of radiotherapy: An update in radiation-induced lung disease. Radiological Society of North America, 11/2011.
16. Godoy MC, Viswanathan C, Truong MT, Marchiori E, Benveniste MF, Marom EM, Rossi S. The reversed halo sign: Update and differential diagnosis. Radiological Society of North America, 11/2011.
17. Benveniste MF, Rosado DeChristenson ML, Sabloff BS, Moran C, Swisher SG, Marom EM. Imaging, staging evaluation and treatment considerations in thymoma. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 12/2010.
18. Truong MT, Benveniste MF, Gladish GW, Marom EM, Viswanathan C, Godoy M. Imaging, staging evaluation and treatment considerations for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2010.
19. Szarf G, Szeijnfeld D, Benveniste MF, Nakano E. Endomyocardial fibrosis: Review of MR ventriculography and pathological findings. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2007.
20. Nakano EM, Shigueoka DC, Benveniste MF, Uemura L. Coronary calcification assessment by computed tomography. XXXVI Congresso da Sociedade Paulista de Radiologia, 4/2006.
21. Nakano E, Benveniste MF, Pinetti RZ, Santos JEM, Caggiano R. Endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms - What does the interventionalist need to know. XXXVI Congresso da Sociedade Paulista de Radiologia, 4/2006.
22. Nakano E, Benveniste MF, Sales DM, Uemura L. Post-treatment complications in aortic endovascular stent-graft-CT findings. XXXVI Congresso da Sociedade Paulista de Radiologia, 4/2006.
23. Lederman HM, Benveniste MF, Oliveira JMA. Chronic gastric torsion in infants. Revision and analysis of 84 cases. Presented at the XXII Congresso da Sociedade Paulista de Radiologia, 5/1992.

Book Chapters

1. Benveniste MF. Functional Imaging in Oncology. In: Thymic Epithelial Neoplasms. Springer - Verlag. In Press.
2. Benveniste MF, Herzog CE, Zage PE, Erasmus JJ. Mediastinal Tumors. In: Oncologic Imaging for the Practicing Radiologist, Medical Oncologist and Surgeon. Elsevier Saunders: Philadelphia, PA, 2010.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Thymic Epithelial Malignancies Consortium
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Investigator

Last updated: 4/4/2014