Dr. James Whitfield Reed is professor of medicine, chief of endocrinology and metabolism, and associate chair of medicine for research at Morehouse School of Medicine. During his 20 years at the school, he has served with the school's clinical research center, directed its Internal Medicine Residency Program, and was acting chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and chairman of the Department of Medicine. Before joining Morehouse, he was associate professor of family and community medicine, University of Texas Southwestern's Medical School of Dallas; and associate clinical professor of medicine, Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Reed received his B.S. from West Virginia State College and his M.D. from Howard University College of Medicine. He completed internships at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, and his postdoctoral research fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco.
Recipient of the U.S. Army's Meritorious Service Medal, Legion of Merit and "A" Professional Designation in Internal Medicine, Dr. Reed began his medical career as an Army physician, serving as general medical officer and chief of the 540th General Dispensary clinic in Vogelweh, Germany. At Madigan Army Medical Center, he served as chief of the endocrinology and metabolism service, chief of the clinical investigation department and director of the clinical
clerkship program. At Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia, he was chief of the department of medicine, director of the internal medicine residency program, and director of the endocrinology and metabolism fellowship program.
Dr. Reed's clinical, teaching and consulting experience includes director and advisor positions at Hughes Spaulding Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia; Tuskegee VA Hospital, Tuskegee, Alabama; and Morehouse Medical Associates Inc. He served as a consultant to the state of Washington's disability insurance and medical assistance program; and as an endocrinology and medical education consultant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Author of more than 40 articles, book chapters, monographs and books -- including The Black Man's Guide to Good Health (2000), High Blood Pressure: What Every African-American Man and Woman Should Know about Living with Hypertension (2002) and Living with Diabetes: A Guide for Patients and Parents (2005) -- Dr. Reed lectures extensively at colleges, medical associations and health organizations on hypertension, cholesterol and diabetes management.