Helene Benveniste

Professor of Anesthesiology & Biomedical Engineering
Office Address:
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208051
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 737-1516
Email: helene.benveniste@yale.edu
  • M.D., University of Copenhagen
  • Ph.D., University of Copenhagen


Dr. Benveniste’s research focuses on using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) approaches to understand mechanisms of disease in the central nervous system. Over the past several years, the research focus has been on probing the role of the glymphatic system in the normal brain and in states of neurodegeneration including cerebral small vessel disease (cSVD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Preclinical MRI studies are also underway to understand how the brain’s waste removal pathways are affected in different states of arousal including general anesthesia. Dr. Benveniste pioneered our current understanding and visualization of the glymphatic system, which removes the brain’s waste products including beta-amyloid.