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I am a Hematology Oncology specialist in Southern California. I have been fascinated with the potential of Wikipedia, and I think a combination of a moderated and "open" format will combine the advantages of instant information availability and accuracy.

I have been appointed to the Health Sciences workgroup, and I look forward to contributing to the Citizendium project.



Pages I am editing

The goal here is to bring pages over from the dread Wikipedia, then redact them into something resembling a scholarly article.

Eventually, I would like to have many topics in internal medicine and oncology as well.

My CV

MICHAEL S. BENJAMIN

ACADEMIC TRAINING
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Bachelor of Science, April 1994, summa cum laude.
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana Doctor of Medicine, May 1998.
Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, June 1998 - June 2001.
Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, July 2001 - June 2004.

PRACTICE HISTORY
Valley Hematology Oncology Medical Group, West Hills, California Associate, August 2004 - December 2006
Michael Benjamin, M.D., Inc., Solo private practice, West Hills, California, January 2007 - Current

HONORS AND AWARDS
National Merit Scholar Finalist, 1989
University of Florida Honors Program, 1990-1994
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Florida, 1994
Alpha Omega Alpha, Louisiana Alpha (Tulane), 1997

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate, Internal Medicine, 200 1-2011
American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate, Hematology, 2004-2014
American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate, Oncology, 2004-2014

LICENSURE
Georgia State Medical License #047698,2000-
California State Medical License #A86460,2003-

HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES
West Hills Medical Center, July 2004 - current
Encino-Tarzana Medical Center, July 2004 - current
Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital, July 2004 - current
Sepulveda Veterans Administration Hospital, November 2006 - current

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS
Instructor, Clinical Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, December 2006 - current (pending)

ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMITTEES
American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2001-
American Association for Cancer Research, 2001-
American Society of Hematology, 2001-
Ad-hoc Annual Meeting Improvement Committee, American Society of Hematology, December 2006
American Society for the Advancement of Science, 1994-

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Chen C., Benjamin M.S., Sun X., Otto K.B., Guo P., Dong X.Y., Bao Y., Zhou Z., Cheng X., Simons J.W., Dong J.T. KLFS promotes cell proliferation and tumorigenesis through gene regulation in the TSU-Prl human bladder cancer cell line. Int J Cancer. 2006 Mar 15; 1 18(6): 1346-55.
Baseman, A. G. Wang, R. Perez-Brayfield, M. R. Kirsch, A. J. Li, Y. Benjamin, M. S. Dong, J.-T. Marshall, F. F. Zhau, H. E. Chung, I>. W. K. Differential Ureteral Gene Expression Between Dilating and Non-Dilating Vesicoureteral Reflux. Abstract, American Urological Association Meeting, 2004.
Baseman, A. G. Wang, R. Perez-Brayfield, M. R. Kirsch, A. J. Li, Y. Benjamin, M. S. Dong, J.-T. Marshall, F. F. Zhau, H. E. Chung, L. W. K. Transcription Factor Profiling of the Distal Ureter Linked With Disease Process. Abstract, American Urological Association Meeting, 2004.
Benjamin, M.S. Li, Y. Otto, K. Chen, C. Choo, C. Waddell, D. Chung, L.W. Simons, J. W. Dong, J.-T. A custom cDNA microarray confirms differential transcription factor regulation between neoplastic and non-neoplastic prostatic epithelial cells. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 40th Annual Meeting, 2004.
Benjamin, M., Reddy S., Brawley, 0 . Myeloma and race: a review of the literature. Cancer and Metastasis Reviews, 22(1): 87-93.2003.
Benjamin, M. Chen, C. Bao, Y. Sun, X. Dong, JT. Investigating Transcription Factor KLFS Function Using Microarray Analysis in a 'I'ransfected Cancer Cell Line. Poster presentation, Oncogenomics 2003, American Association for Cancer Research, Phoenix, AZ, January 30,2003.
Zhou, W. Lyles, R.H. Lim, S.D. Williams, T.Y. Rusthoven, K.E., Benjamin, M. Amin, M.B. Petros, J.A. Counting alleles to predict clinical recurrence in prostate cancer. Poster presentation, 94th Annual Meeting, American Association for Cancer Research, Washington, D.C., July 12,2003.
Benjamin, M. "Scrota1 mass". In Ambulatory Medicine Case Book, by Doyle, J. and Martin, L. 2002 Lippincott, Philadelphia.
Benjamin, M. Young, A. Keehan, M. Marshall, F. F. Amin, M. Lonial, S. Harris, W. Simons, J. Genesys SI, a new database integrating genomic analysis and clinical data, demonstrates significant genotypic differences among renal epithelial neoplasms: a pilot project. Poster presentation, 93rd Annual Meeting, American Association for Cancer Research, San Francisco, CA, April 9,2002.
Benjamin, M. Shumate, M.J. Development of a Computerized Knowledge-Based System to model the human cell cycle will facilitate understanding of gene expression data. Abstract, 37th Annual Meeting, Proceedings of American Society of Clinical Oncology, May 200 1,20: 318b.
Benjamin, M. Ribeiro, M. Eley, W. Benjamin, S. Shumate, M. ACE inhibitors: Novel risk factors for cisplatin renal toxicity. Poster presentation, 36th Annual Meeting, American Society of Clinical Oncology. New Orleans, LA, May 21,2000.