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John M. Bennett, M.D.

Cancer, Pathology

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Office: (585) 275-4915

Fax: (585) 276-2390

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Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Bennett is Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, in Rochester, New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Boston University. Postgraduate training included an internship at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, a residency in medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, a fellowship in hematology at Boston City Hospital and Tufts University.

From 1963-1966 he was head of the hematology laboratories at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He served in the USPHS as Head of the diagnostic bone marrow laboratories in the NIH/Clinical Center from 1966-1968. Director of the Cancer center in 1974. A position he held until 1995. During this period he was the principal investigator of the University of Rochester ECOG membership.

He served as chair of the ASCO Public Relations Committee in the early 1980's as well as chair of the Education Committee for ASH. He was a founding member of the International Society for Geriatric Oncology.

He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Medical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for Cancer research, American Society for Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and the International Society of Hematology, and was the first chair of The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation from 1997-2010. Dr. Bennett has contributed over 560 publications to the medical literature as well as several books and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Leukemia Research Journal for 20 years from 1993 - 2013.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

1955
BA | Harvard University
Arts & Sciences

1959
MD | Boston University Sch Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1959 - 06/30/1960
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital

07/01/1960 - 06/30/1962
Residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital

07/01/1962 - 06/30/1963
Fellowship in Internal Medicine: Hematology at Boston City Hospital

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Awards

2003
Award: Research Career Achievement in Clinical Hematology Award by Celgene

2001
Honorary Professor, Peking Union Medical College

2001
Guest Consulting Editor for Geriatric Oncology: CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians

1998 - Present
National Counselor for the U.S.A.: International Society of Hematology

1996 - Present
Chairman, The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation

1993 - Present
Editor-in-Chief: Leukemia Research

1992
The Best Doctors in America: Inclusion in the directory

1990 - Present
Chairman, Committee on Cancer, Medical Society of the State of New York

1988 - Present
Associate Director, Tutorial on Neoplastic Hematopathology

1988
Chairman, Symposium on "Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Pathology and Management, 1988"; American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

1986
Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Boston University School of Medicine Alumni Association

1984
Marquis Who's Who Directory of Professionals and Resources in Cancer

1982 - 1985
Chairman, Public Relations Committee, American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

1982 - 1983
Chairman, Council for Research & Investigation Awards, American Cancer Society

1982 - 1983
Chairman, Education Program Committee, American Society of Hematology

1982
Member, International Committee for Standardization in Hematology

1979 - 1980
Chairman, Cancer Clinical Investigation Review Committee, NCI

1977
C.H.A.M.P. Award: Jacob Gitelman Award for Cancer Action

1975
Executive Committee, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

1975
Chairman, American Cancer Society Review Committee

1975
Secretary of Steering Committee of the University of Rochester Faculty Senate

1975
University of Rochester Faculty Senate

1974
Vice-Chairman, American Cancer Society Review Committee

1974
Hematology Committee Chairman, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group


Founder: French-American-British Cooperative Leukemia Working Group

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Publications

Journal Articles

2/27/2017
Strupp C, Nachtkamp K, Hildebrandt B, Giagounidis A, Haas R, Gattermann N, Bennett JM, Aul C, Germing U. "New proposals of the WHO working group (2016) for the diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS): Characteristics of refined MDS types." Leukemia research.. 2017 Feb 27; 57:78-84. Epub 2017 Feb 27.

1/2017
Greenberg PL, Stone RM, Al-Kali A, Barta SK, Bejar R, Bennett JM, Carraway H, De Castro CM, Deeg HJ, DeZern AE, Fathi AT, Frankfurt O, Gaensler K, Garcia-Manero G, Griffiths EA, Head D, Horsfall R, Johnson RA, Juckett M, Klimek VM, Komrokji R, Kujawski LA, Maness LJ, O'Donnell MR, Pollyea DA, Shami PJ, Stein BL, Walker AR, Westervelt P, Zeidan A, Shead DA, Smith C. "Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Version 2.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology." Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN.. 2017 Jan 0; 15(1):60-87.

2017
Gale RP, Bennett JM, Hoffman FO. "Who Has Therapy-Related AML?" Mediterranean journal of hematology and infectious diseases. 2017 9(1):e2017025. Epub 2017 Mar 01.

Books & Chapters

2004
Chapter Title: The peripheral blood smear: clues to clinically important diseases.
Book Title: Cecil Textbook of Medicine
Author List: Bennett JM and Shafer JA.
Edited By: Goldman L and Ausiello D.
Published By: W. B. Saunders Company2004

2004
Book Title: Molecular Biology, Pathology, and Cytogenetics
Author List: Komrokji R, Bennett JM.
Published By: McGraw-Hill Book2004

2003
Chapter Title: Classification of acute leukemias: cytochemical and morphologic considerations
Book Title: Neoplastic Diseases of the Blood
Author List: Tuzuner NN., Bennett JM. In Wiernik P, Goldman J, Dutcher J, and Kyle R.
Published By: Cambridge University Press2003

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