Robert E. Burnette, MD, is an experienced pathologist at National Healthcare Center in Stockbridge and Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Burnette is board certified in clinical and anatomical pathology.
Dr. Burnette was born in Amory, Mississippi. He enlisted in the Army in 1959, graduating from the Brooke Army School of Medical Technology, and was honorably discharged from his service in 1962. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences at the University of Illinois in Chicago, followed by his medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Burnette completed his residency training in pathology at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center in Chicago and furthered his training with a fellowship in microbiology and infectious diseases at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans.
Throughout his career, Dr. Burnette has worked at various health facilities throughout Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia, holding positions that include staff pathologist, director of laboratory service, and Chief of Pathology. In addition to his clinical practice, he’s been a clinical professor of pathology and previously taught at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Georgia. He currently serves as a clinical professor of pathology at his alma mater, Meharry Medical College, where he is also a member of the medical student admissions committee and student dismissal committee.
Dr. Burnette is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists. As a leader in his field, Dr. Burnette has made numerous presentations at national seminars around the United States for the last decade and has published several articles in medical journals.