Surgery, Assistant Dean for Community Education, and
Chief of Transplantation, University of South Alabama Regional Transplant Center
With more than 23 years of experience, Scantlebury is a transplant surgeon credited with more than 1,000 kidney transplants in adults and children. She is the first African American woman transplant surgeon in the U.S. Her research interests include outcomes of organ donations and transplantations in African Americans.
Steven C. Stain, M.D.
Title: Chair, Department of Surgery, Albany Medical Center; Vice Chair-elect, American Board of Surgery
Stain is a general surgeon with a special interest in liver and pancreatic surgery. He was an active participant and co-principal investigator in the alliance between Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Meharry Medical College, which recently landed a $10 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health.
Patricia L. Turner, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Title: General Surgeon, University of Maryland Medical Center; Medical Director, Surgical Acute Care Unit, and Assistant Professor, Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Specialty: Laparoscopic Surgery
Turner’s clinical research interests focus on improvements in laparoscopic surgery, specifically the laparascopic approach to abdominal surgery. Turner is committed to the development of new training methods for residents and senior-level surgeons.
Chiledum A. Ahaghotu, M.D.
Title: Associate Professor and Chief of Urology, Howard University College
of Medicine, President of Medical Staff, Howard University Hospital Specialty: Urology
Ahaghotu’s research focuses on the effective treatment of prostate cancer. His interests target minimally invasive techniques. He has led several medical missions to Nigeria, assisting with the establishment of four urologic endoscopy centers in the country in five years.
James Bennett, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Title: President & CEO, Midtown Urology & Midtown Urology Surgical Center
Bennett is an activist for prostate cancer education. The first Georgia-based urologist to freeze the prostrate gland to kill abnormal cancer cells, he performs clinical trials, authors urological articles, and conducts medical symposiums. He teaches urology at Emory School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine.
Darrell J. Carmen, M.D.
Title: Partner, Georgia Urology
Carmen’s practice addresses erectile dysfunction, which affects some 30 million American men, and incontinence. He is trained in penile implant procedures and provides free information sessions to educate men as well as couples on the safety of the procedure and its outcome.
James “Butch” Rosser Jr., M.D.
Name: Professor of Surgery,
Department of Surgery
Morehouse School of Medicine; Director, Advanced Medical Technology Institute
Across the globe, Rosser is known for his techniques in minimally invasive surgery. “When you don’t have to cut people open with big incisions, they are able to have less pain, get back to work, and be more productive,” he says.
He has successfully performed more than 3,000 procedures, including laparoscopic surgery, on some of the youngest patients-at 15, 17, and 19 months old. He also holds two patents and has invented several medical products.
Rosser is a pioneer in using video games as a tool to help surgeons perform faster, error-free operations. More than 5,000 surgeons worldwide have completed his “Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills and Suturing Program,” in which video games are used as part of a physician’s curriculum. He has also made major advances in telemedicine, coaching doctors