Arizona Center for Cancer Care has brought together the top specialists in cancer treatment, technology and research in order to provide the most cutting-edge, patient-focused service in the state – and beyond.
- Language(s): English
- College: Yale University
- Medical School: Columbia University
- Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
- Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sub-specialty Certification in Gynecologic Oncology
Dr. Ivor Benjamin specializes in minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci surgical robot, and has performed more than 1,300 complex robotic gynecologic surgeries for both cancer and non-cancerous conditions.
Dr. Benjamin joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2012. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, respectively, in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Benjamin attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He completed both his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then completed a three-year fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Following this, he returned to Philadelphia where he served as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Benjamin is an Associate Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Specializing in minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci surgical robot, and has performed more than 1,000 complex robotic gynecologic surgeries for both cancer and non-cancerous conditions. He serves as a robotic surgery proctor for training and skills certification of other surgeons throughout the country for Intuitive Surgical on the da Vinci Surgical System. Dr. Benjamin is also a proctor and trainer for Plasma Surgical on their PlasmaJet system.
Dr. Benjamin is board certified by American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and has a Subspecialty Certification in Gynecologic Oncology. He has been named in the Guide to America’s Top Oncologists, a multi-year Top Doc in US News and World Report and awarded for his work by the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, among others.
Dr. Benjamin is a multi-year “Top Doc” honoree by Phoenix Magazine.
- Language(s): English
- College: Grand Canyon University
- Graduate College:Walden University
Christina Celestino is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Arizona Center for Cancer Care. Christina graduated Magna Cum Laude from Grand Canyon University in May of 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In November of 2014, Christina earned her Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Prior to joining Arizona Center for Cancer Care, Christina gained experience as a registered nurse in Hematology/Oncology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Christina is licensed in the state of Arizona as both a Registered Nurse and as an Advanced Practice Nurse-Nurse Practitioner. She has certifications in Chemotherapy administration through Oncology Nursing Society, Basic Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Christina is an active member of several national nursing organizations, including Oncology Nursing Society, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau International.
- College:State University of New York at Buffalo
- Medical School:State University of New York at Buffalo
- Residency:University of Hawaii at Honolulu
- Fellowship: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo New York
Born and raised in Western New York, Dr. Grzankowski attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where she earned both her undergraduate degree and her medical degree. Dr. Grzankowski completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Hawaii, in Honolulu. Following her residency at the University of Hawaii, Dr. Grzankowski began her fellowship training at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers. Dr. Grzankowski has joined the AZCCC team in order to follow her passion of caring for those in need here in the great state of Arizona. Her areas of clinical interest include uterine, ovarian, cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancer, and overall, optimizing one’s quality of life while undergoing cancer treatment.