Dr. Bennett is Professor of Medicine and Nursing at Oregon Health and
Science University (OHSU)
in Portland, Oregon. He was educated at
Berkhamsted School in England and the University of London. After
spending 5 years in the Royal Air Force, he did his rheumatology
training with Professor Eric
Bywaters at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. He has
lived in the USA since 1972 and did additional rheumatology training
Professor Daniel McCarty at the University of Chicago. He is Board
Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and was Chairman of the
Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases at OHSU for 24 years
Dr. Bennett is a past President of the
Society and the American College of Rheumatology Western Region, and
has been on the Editorial Boards of Pain, Arthritis and Rheumatism and
the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain.
He and his colleagues at OHSU have been actively involved in
fibromyalgia research since 1980. He founded the Fibromyalgia
Information Foundation in 1995 and continues as their webmaster.
Starting in 1971 Dr. Bennett has been a regular contributor to the
rheumatology literature with over
articles, abstracts and book chapters. He holds
3 US patents (5,378,686,
7,132,399) for discoveries regarding growth hormone and the
molecular characterization of cell surface DNA receptors.
In 2007 he was
elected a Master of the American College of Rheumatology (MACR), in recognition
of his contributions to rheumatology research and teaching.