The EMJ Podcast | Episode 151
Arthur Burnett, Professor of Urology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, joined Jonathan to discuss ‘embarrassing’ urologic conditions and the controversies around some of the treatments. They also discuss equity and diversity in urology, as well as specific conditions such as erectile dysfunction and rectocele.
Arthur Burnett graduated from Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, with a BA in biology in 1984. He then continued his education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, where he has stayed ever since. He earned his MD at this institution, and completed several residences there in surgery and urology, as well as two fellowships in urology and reconstructive urology and urodynamics.
Burnett’s education continued further when he achieved an MBA in the business of medicine from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. Now, Burnett is the Director of several programmes, including the Sexual Medicine Division and the Sexual Medicine and Reconstructive Urology Fellowship Program.
He is also a prolific author, with nearly 400 peer-reviewed articles and three books published. Burnett is certainly accomplished and has been so since the very start of his career when he received an American Foundation of Urologic Disease New Investigator Away after his urology residency. Now, he continues to research the regulatory mechanisms of penile erection and has performed over 2,000 radical prostatectomies throughout his career.
In his spare time, Burnett enjoys reading, travelling, and attending classical and jazz concerts. He also volunteers his time in Africa and the Caribbean, where he helps local healthcare providers support patients with urologic conditions.