James Atkinson, MD

  • Sr Physician-Section Head, Baton Rouge Region
  • 17000 Medical Center Dr, Baton Rouge, LA, 70816
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  • Dr. Dudley Atkinson is a urologist in Baton Rouge performing the latest robotic and laparoscopic surgeries along with a full complement of traditional urologic services. He trained in the LSU/Ochsner Clinic Urology Residency in New Orleans where he was chief resident. Dr. Atkinson earned his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine. Baton Rouge is his hometown, and he graduated from Louisiana State University as a petroleum engineer. After college, he joined the US Navy as a submarine officer and retired as a Lieutenant Commander to pursue his vocation in medicine. While in the Navy, Dr. Atkinson attended the Naval Postgraduate School in the Space Systems Engineering curriculum and obtained dual masters degrees in Physics and Engineering Science. He has published chapters in urologic surgery texts and has completed research presented at international and regional conferences. He is excited to return to Baton Rouge to practice Urology.