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James T Bennett, MD
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James T Bennett, MDDr. Bennett, a native of New Orleans, graduated from Tulane University School of Engineering in 1974 and Tulane University School of Medicine in 1978. His orthopaedic residency was at the University of North Carolina and included a year at the Alfred Dupont Institute followed by a fellowship at Scottish Rite Hospital / Emory in Atlanta, Georgia. Returning to New Orleans, Dr. Bennett is a Professor of Orthopaedics and Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics. His specialty interests include scoliosis and spinal deformity, both operative and non-operative management. Dr. Bennett was the first in Louisiana to introduce minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery in the treatment of scoliosis. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgeons.

Appointments

Professor of Orthopaedics, Tulane University School of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine
Chief, Section of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Tulane University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University

Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery

Subspecialty
Pediatric and Spinal Deformity

Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Spine Surgery

State Licensure
Louisiana
Mississippi
Texas

Education
Tulane University School of Engineering, New Orleans, Louisiana, US, B.S.E., 1974
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, US, M.D., 1978

Internship
University of North Carolina, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US, 1978-1979

Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US, 1979-1983

Fellowship
Scottish Rite Fellow, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Scottish Rite Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, US, 1983-1984

Clinical Interests
Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity; Fluor and computer-enhanced surgical navigation in spine surgery; Ponsetti management of club foot deformity

Awards

  • Most Outstanding Teaching Award, Musculoskeletal Course, UNC - 1981
  • General Research Support Award 1-0-101-4764-AF978 "Experimental Production of Fractures Involving Joints", James T. Bennett, MD and Frank C. Wilson, MD, 1981.
  • Kelsey-Seybold Foundation Grant, "Use of Electromagnetic Radiation in the Treatment of Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head", J.T. Bennett. 1985 - Cap, $50,000.
  • Burr Curtis Award for Best Research Runner-up for "Bone Mineral Density in a Pediatric Population". Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 1988.
  • Finalist for Wood Lovell Pioneer Award for "Lower Cervical Spondylosis and Myelopathy in Adults with Down's Syndrome". POSNA, 1989.
  • National Institutes of Health 2R01 AR33616-04A1. "Computational Study of Bone Remodeling and Implants", Robert Hart, Ph.D, Ronald C. Anderson, Ph.D. and James T. Bennett, MD. 1989 - $472,858, approved, not funded.
  • Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Grant, "Assessment of Femoral Allografts by Dual-Photon Absorptiometry", James T. Bennett, MD., Kevin, A. Thomas, Ph.D. and Stephen D. Cook, Ph.D., 1991, $13,173.25.
  • General Research Grant # 1100-0-09-120 "Measurement of Perfusion Pressure and Intraarticular Pressure of the Immature Hip with the Evaluation of Circulatory Patterns as Affected by Positioning and Vasoactive Drugs", James T. Bennett, MD, Ralf Stuecker, MD, 1990 - 1991.
  • 1993 MAGIC Top Hat Award, Children's Hospital.
  • Volunteer Recognition, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans, June, 1996.
  • Judge, The Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair, 1998.
  • Awards of Excellence, United Cerebral Palsy of America, Nashville, TN, April 1999.
  • Quarterback of the Year Award, Presented by the New Orleans Saints for outstanding volunteer service, 2001.
  • 25 Best Doctors in New Orleans Magazine. August 2002.
  • Outstanding Community Service Award, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans, October 2002.
  • Accessible Design Award: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans, United Cerebral Palsy of America, Mobile, AL, May 2003.
  • UCP Victory 100: Completed 100 Hours of Volunteer Service in the Year 2003, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans, 2003.

Selected Publications

  • Ushmann, H.; Bennett, J.T.: Spontaneous Ankylosis of the Contralateral Hip after Unilateral Adductor Tenotomy in Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Part B. No 8 pp 42-44, 1999.
  • Michas, P.A.; Ingrahan, R.; Matzkin, E.; Popham, G.J.; Bennett, J.T.: A Closed Extra-Articular Calcaneal Fracture in a Nine-Year-Old Child: A Case Report. Foot and Ankle Surgery. 5:263-266, 1999.
  • Castro, F.P.; Bennett, J.T.; Doulens, K.: An Epidemiological Perspective on Prophylactic Pinning in Patients with Unilateral Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 20(6):745-748, 2000.
  • Stoecker, B.; Bennett, J.T.: Stress Fracture of the Talus Following Resection of a Talocalcaneal Coalition: A Case Report. Foot and Ankle International. 22:56-58, 2001.
  • Bennett, J.T.; Winder, C.; Rice, J.; Smith, E.; Stuecker, R.D.: Arthrography In Legg Calve Perthes Disease. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Part B. 11(2):110-116, 2002.
  • Willis J.; Bennett, J.T.; Rice J.; Davis A.; Morella A.: Forced Use Treatment of Childhood Hemiparesis. Pediatrics 110(1):94-96, 2002.
  • Bennett JT; Warren FH; Mast MW; Mayo KA; Darling J: Nonunion of Femoral Neck Fracture and Trochanteric Osteotomy after a Pinned Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: A Case Report. Submitted, The American Journal of Orthopedics, May 2002.
  • Bennett, J.T.; Heilig, M.R.; Matern R.V.; Rosenzweig, S.: Current Management of Idiopathic Clubfoot Questionnaire: A Multicentric Study. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 23(6):780-787, 2003.
  • Dickson KF, Bennett JT; Warren FH; Mast MW; Mayo KA; Darling J: Nonunion of Femoral Neck Fracture and Trochanteric Osteotomy after a Pinned Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: A Case Report. The American Journal of Orthopedics, 32(11):551-555, 2003.
  • Hale, S.S.; Bales, J.G.; Rosenzweig, S.; Daroca, P.; Bennett, J.T.: Bilateral patellar dislocation associated with alpha-mannosidase deficiency. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B, 15(3):215-219, 2006.
  • Bennett, J.T.: Electrocautery Induced Asystole in a Scoliosis Patient with a Pacemaker. Submitted to: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B, 2006.

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