Benjamin Mize, MD
Dr. Benjamin Mize was born and raised in a small town in central Texas, where he grew up aspiring to be a professional baseball player. His love for baseball and sports, in general, is what first piqued his curiosity about the functioning of the human body. In college, he initially planned on pursuing a career in athletic training, but when told that he could either play baseball or do athletic training, he decided to drop athletic training to pursue the real dream of playing baseball. He graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX, with a major in Spanish, a minor in Biology, and unfortunately, no offers to play baseball professionally. He attended the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, where he developed a love for surgery, particularly gynecologic surgery.
Residency took him to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, for obstetrics and gynecology training. In residency, he grew to love the field of gynecologic oncology for the complex surgical skills required as well as for the privilege of being able to walk beside a patient through often challenging times. After residency, he attended fellowship training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, which he completed in July 2016. While in Brooklyn, he met and married his wife, Lauren, a native Michigander. This, along with the outstanding team at WMCC, is what ultimately brought him to Kalamazoo. During his time in Kalamazoo, he has been able to pursue his career interests of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, as well as medical student and resident education. He enjoys being a member of a great team at WMCC, where everyone is working their hardest together every day to serve our patients and make an otherwise difficult time as easy as possible.
SUNY Downtown Medical Center
- Internship & Residency
University of Utah Hospital & Clinics
Salt Lake City, UT
- Medical School
University of Texas
- Board Certification--Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
Minimally invasive surgery for uterine cancer, cervical cancer, and complex benign conditions. Comprehensive surgical care and chemotherapy administration for women with all gynecologic malignancies, including cancer of the ovaries, uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, vulva, and vagina.