Bruce A. Benedick
Raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Bruce obtained his BS at the University of Utah in 1982 in biology and economics with honors. He entered University of Utah’s medical school on their early admissions program, graduating with his MD in 1986 with AOA honors. During medical school he published research on laser ablation of life threatening heart rhythms. His internship and internal medicine residency were performed at University of Utah with a strong emphasis on ICU and cardiology care. He completed his cardiology fellowship at Stanford University where he also served as the chief cardiology fellow . Upon completing a three year cardiology fellowship at Stanford , he spent an additional year training in interventional cardiology at Sequoia Hospital. He became a partner in Silicon Valley Cardiology in 1993.
Dr. Benedick was one of the first interventional cardiologists to take an active and intensive role in not only the treatment of end stage coronary artery disease but also in its prevention. He was one of the first interventional cardiologists to also become a certified lipid specialist. He has had a long interest in lifestyle and exercise beginning with an emphasis during his undergraduate training in exercise physiology and nutrition.
As an avid road biker and former ski instructor he attempts to practice what he preaches. Although not ready to leave cardiology practice for a life as a professional bike racer he is more than eager to share with you tales of his two ‘Death ride of the California Alps’ finishes and his completion of the Lotoja ride, a 204 mile one day race from Logan, Utah to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Realizing that a healthy lifestyle can begin at any time of life, he is pleased to serve as the medical director of Sequoia Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program.
Dr. Benedick is intensively interested in out patient non-invasive testing and treatment for both valvular and coronary artery disease. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, he is board certified in Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography and has a busy outpatient practice helping patients maintain the best possible quality of life possible.
In Bruce’s spare time he is active in biking and skiing with his wife and 3 children with whom he lives in Menlo Park. He is also active volunteering, now coaching his 15th AYSO youth soccer team, service as a Scout Master in the Boy Scouts and volunteering in his church.