David Elyas Benjamin (aka Elyas Bonrouhi)

Abortion Mill

Metro Women’s Clinic (Queens, NY). Abortionist David Benjamin was convicted of murder in the 1993 abortion death of Guadalupe Negron.

Medical School

University of Frankfurt, 1961

Phone Number


Queens, NY

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Other info

State of NY, license verification - David Elyas Benjamin, MD (license revoked) NY Physician Discipline Records - David Benjamin, MD (search by name) May 11, 1993: NY Medical Board decides to revoke David Benjamin's medical license. Statement of Charges also attached.  See pages 57, 59, and 64. July 30, 1993: NY Administrative Review Board sustains decision to revoke David Benjamin's medical license. See pages 7-8. Hospital says it barred doctor in abortion death - New York Times, 7-16-1993 Correction -- David Benjamin previously known as Elyas Bonrouhi - New York Times, 7-15-1993 Doctor in Queens abortion death was facing loss of license - New York Times, 7-17-1993 Witness describes botched-abortion scene - New York Times, 7-20-1995 Doctor faces murder count in abortion - New York Times, 8-13-1993 ABORTION DOCTOR GUILTY OF MURDER - New York Times, 8-9-1995 Judge upholds 30-year sanctions for abortion doctor convicted of murder -- David Benjamin v. Inspector General, 6-27-2000 Guadalupe Negron, age 33, dead from botched abortion; murder charges filed against Dr. David Benjamin. See middle of article. Abortion doctor faces murder trial - Eugene Register-Guard, 7-13-1995 A Queens obstetrician was convicted of second-degree murder yesterday in the death of a woman who went to him for an abortion, making him the first doctor in New York State found guilty of murder stemming from the medical mistreatment of a patient. Dr. David Benjamin faces 25 years to life in prison in the death of the woman, Guadalupe Negron, 33, who bled to death two years ago in the doctor's storefront clinic in Corona, Queens, after the bungled abortion, which occurred as Dr. Benjamin was appealing the revocation of his license... Police reports said that Negron was bleeding profusely and complaining of pain following her 2nd trimester abortion at the Metro Women’s Clinic in Corona, Queens New York. Benjamin ordered the patient to be cleaned up and began an abortion on another patient. Benjamin delayed calling an ambulance to transport Ms. Negron and attempted emergency treatment in such a negligent manner that Ms. Negron was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival at a local hospital. (SOURCE: Associated Press 8/12/93 and New York Times 7/17/93 and 8/13/1993

Surgery: No

Medication: No



Disciplinary History

State of NY - Decision and Order, 5-11-1993 -- Statement of Charges, 10-15-1992

May 11, 1993: Decision and Order revoking David Benjamin's NY medical license. See pages 4, 57. Also includes Statement of Charges from 10-15-1992. See pages 59, 64.

Determination & Order - 7-30-1993

July 30, 1993: The NY Administrative Review Board sustains decision to revoke David Benjamin's medical license. See pages 7-8.

David Benjamin, MD v. Inspector General -- 6-27-2000

June 27, 2000: Judge Steven Kessel upholds 30-year restriction on Benjamin's medical license.

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