Dr. James K. Bennett
M.D., F.A.C.S., Midtown Urology Surgical Center
Department of Biological Sciences
Clark Atlanta University
Address: 128 North Avenue, Suite 100
Web site: www.midtown-urology.com
Dr. Bennett is a Georgia native whose enthusiasm for medicine began at Clark College in 1976 where he was graduated summa cum laude. After receiving his medical degree from Duke University in 1979, Dr. Bennett attended Emory University, where he completed an internship in surgery and a residency in urology. His enthusiasm continues today through the establishment of a non-ethnic urology practice providing African- Americans with quality health care.
Honored as the National Medical Association Practitioner of the Year, Dr. Bennett is an activist in the treatment and education of prostate cancer. He was the first Georgia urologist to perform cryosurgical abalation of the prostate. He also created an educational film titled "Prostate Cancer in Black Men," which has been used nationwide and syndicated by the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Bennett gained recognition for his innovative research in an April 2002 article in the Atlanta Tribune titled "Battling Killer with Cutting-Edge Research." Black Enterprise named Dr. Bennett as one of America 's leading Black doctors in August 2001. In addition, he received the Buddy Childers Award from the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition in September 2001 for his outstanding efforts in the battle against prostate cancer.
Dr. Bennett is affiliated with Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine and serves as co-director of the Department of Urology at Shepherd Center . He is the author of many medical articles on urologic topics and often conducts symposia in the medical field. Dr. Bennett's research endeavors include clinical trials generated by the National Institutes of Health and pharmaceutical companies as well as "in-house" studies designed and managed by Midtown Urology's Department of Medical Research.
Diplomat of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery, Dr. Bennett holds several additional academic honors and ranks. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at Emory School of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at Morehouse School of Medicine, as well as Assistant Medical Director at Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University. Dr. Bennett serves on the Board of Trustees at Clark Atlanta University . He was appointed Commissioner by Governor Roy E. Barnes for the State of Georgia 's Commission on Men's Health.