A native Jacksonian and graduate of Jackson Academy with honors prior to completing his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University, James Gray Bennett, M.D. earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.
Dr. Bennett then completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, prior to earning additional credentials for interventional cardiology.
Under the guidance of Dr. David Faxon, a pioneer in the angioplasty arena during its development in the 1970’s and former President of the American Heart Association, he completed his fellowship in interventional cardiology at the University of Chicago. During this time, he was also fortunate enough to gain experience in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease (PAD). This allowed Dr. Bennett to become board certified in interventional cardiology with additional credentials as a diplomate of Endovascular Medicine by the American Board of Vascular Medicine.
He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
Dr. Bennett has been an active primary investigator in nationwide clinical trials for interventional procedures, including multiple PAD trials, since joining the Jackson Heart Clinic and has been appointed the Director of the Peripheral Vascular Lab at the Mississippi Heart Institute. He currently also serves as the chairman of the Cardiovascular Services section at the St. Dominic’s Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Bennett and his family reside in Brandon, MS. He enjoys all things Mississippi to include sports, outdoor events, and home cooking.