Dr. Catherine Benziger, MD

  • Cardiology

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  • Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth)
  • Cardiology - Essentia Health-Hayward Clinic
    715-634-5505 844-232-9262
  • Cardiology - Essentia Health-Spooner Clinic
    715-634-5514
  • Cardiology - Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth)
    218-786-3443 888-253-0394
  • Essentia Health-Hayward Clinic
    715-634-5505 844-232-9262
  • Essentia Health-Spooner Clinic
    715-635-2151

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Bio

Dr. Katie Benziger is the director of research at Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center. She joined Essentia Health in 2017.

Dr. Benziger earned a bachelor’s of arts with honors at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. She received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. Subsequently, she completed her residency training at University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She went on to complete fellowship training in cardiology at the University of Washington where she also completed her Masters of Public Health in the Health Metrics and Evaluation track. 

Dr. Benziger has participated in many trials and is the primary investigator for the ADAPTABLE study. She has presided over the Heart and Vascular research program since her arrival in 2017 and has helped Essentia Health achieve substantial growth in its research efforts and expanding care of patients into cutting-edge medicine. She sits on the Population Health and Clinical Trials steering committees.

She is an active member of the American Heart Association (AHA) and speaks at local Go Red for Women events promoting women’s cardiovascular disease as well as sits on a number of national AHA committees. She is adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Benziger’s interests include preventive cardiology, hypertension, lipid management, pregnancy and heart disease, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, and women’s heart disease. She is a board certified in advanced echocardiography.

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Biography

Dr. Katie Benziger is the director of research at Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center. She joined Essentia Health in 2017.

Dr. Benziger earned a bachelor’s of arts with honors at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. She received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. Subsequently, she completed her residency training at University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She went on to complete fellowship training in cardiology at the University of Washington where she also completed her Masters of Public Health in the Health Metrics and Evaluation track. 

Dr. Benziger has participated in many trials and is the primary investigator for the ADAPTABLE study. She has presided over the Heart and Vascular research program since her arrival in 2017 and has helped Essentia Health achieve substantial growth in its research efforts and expanding care of patients into cutting-edge medicine. She sits on the Population Health and Clinical Trials steering committees.

She is an active member of the American Heart Association (AHA) and speaks at local Go Red for Women events promoting women’s cardiovascular disease as well as sits on a number of national AHA committees. She is adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Benziger’s interests include preventive cardiology, hypertension, lipid management, pregnancy and heart disease, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, and women’s heart disease. She is a board certified in advanced echocardiography.

Conditions Treated

  • Angina
  • Anomalous coronary artery
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Aortic syndromes
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Aortic valve disorder
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis (heart)
  • Athletic heart syndrome
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular block
  • Atrioventricular block (complete)
  • AV nodal arrhythmia
  • Bacterial endocarditis (acute)
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Blood clot
  • Bradycardia
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Calcium score (abnormal)
  • Cardiac amyloid
  • Cardiac angina
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiac channelopathies
  • Cardiac conduction defects
  • Cardiac disease (pregnancy)
  • Cardiac sarcoidosis
  • Cardiac sarcoma
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy (ischemic)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Chest pain
  • Cholesterol disorders
  • Conduction defects
  • Congenital heart block
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary angiography (abnormal)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary artery fistula
  • Coronary syndrome (acute)
  • Dyspnea on exertion
  • EKG (abnormal)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart attack
  • Heart defects
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Heart failure (advanced)
  • Heart murmur
  • Heart racing
  • Heart rhythm disorder
  • Heart valve disorders
  • Heart valve regurgitation
  • Heart valve stenosis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Infiltrative cardiomyopathies
  • Left bundle branch block
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Myocarditis
  • Myocardium disorders
  • Myxoma
  • Palpitations
  • Papillary muscle disorders
  • Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
  • Pericarditis
  • Pericardium disorders
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
  • Postural tachycardia syndrome
  • Premature heartbeats
  • Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)
  • Prinzmetals angina
  • Pulmonary artery stenosis
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary valve disease
  • Rheumatic mitral stenosis
  • Right bundle branch block
  • Short QT syndrome
  • Sinoatrial node dysfunction
  • Sinus node dysfunction
  • Stent thrombosis
  • Stress test (abnormal)
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Thrombosis
  • Transposition of the great vessels
  • Tricuspid regurgitation
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Trifascicular block
  • Vasculitis
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular hypertrophy
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Education & Certifications

Education

Medical Degree, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency

University of WA Medical Center, Seattle, WA - Internal Medicine

Fellowship

University of WA Medical Center, Seattle, WA - Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

Research & Publications