Dr. Robert Benton received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and his Medical Degree from The University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. Following Internship Dr. Benton and his wife, who is also a physician, spent a year as Internists at the L.B.J. Tropical Medical Center in Pago Pago, American Samoa. Upon return, Dr. Benton finished his Internal Medicine Residency and a combined Cardiology and Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center. At Georgetown, his area of concentration was in the metabolism of antiarryhtmic drugs.

Since 1997, Dr. Benton has practiced in Troy, NY and Albany, NY. He is the Chief of Cardiology at Samaritan Hospital and is Past President of the Medical Staff. Dr. Benton is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. In addition he is certified in the subspecialties of Nuclear Cardiology and Adult Echocardiography. He has earned the title of Certified Physician Investigator from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

As the Director of the Capital Cardiology Associates, PC, Division of Clinical Research, Dr. Benton has participated in approximately 30 clinical trials in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Many of these have been landmark studies published in the such journals at the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Circulation and The Lancet.

Dr. Benton’s cardiology specialties include general cardiovascular disease, hypertension, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography.

Dr. Benton lives in Loudonville, NY, with his wife and four children. When he is not practicing cardiology, Dr. Benton enjoys golf and skiing.

Specialties: Clinical Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, Echocardiography, Clinical Pharmacology
Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease
Hospital Affiliations: Albany Medical Center, Albany Memorial Hospital, Samaritan Hospital, Seton Health, St. Peter’s Hospital
Faculty: Albany Medical Center Hospital, St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany Memorial Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, Samaritan Hospital
Medical Degree: University of Vermont
Fellowship: Georgetown University

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