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.
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Graduate: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Medical School: University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Galloway Fellow: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Residency: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
Fellowship: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Board Certification: American Board of Gynecological Oncology; American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Interests: Robotic and minimally invasive surgery for pelvic masses. Ovarian cancer advanced debulking surgery. Sentinel lymph nodes in vulvar and uterine cancer. Tumor biology and genetically directed treatments. Uterine sarcoma. Immunotherapy in hard to treat cancers. Nutrition and its impact on cancer.
Philosophy of Care: I am to provide compassion and comprehensive, personalized care. I strive to incorporate the highest levels of cutting edge care while caring for the entire woman who is diagnosed with a gynecologic malignancy or a complex benign gynecologic problem.
Hobbies/Interests: I love being with my four children. I spend a lot of time at gymnastics and swim meets! When not working, I like to find some time for running, hiking and playing tennis.
- 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.
- 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.