James K. Aikins MD, FACS, FACOG

Dr. Aikins is currently an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology. He is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Medical college of Pennsylvania.  His residency in Ob/Gyn was completed at UMDNJ - Robert wood Johnson Medical School (Camden)/ Cooper University Medical Center .He had his fellowship training in Gynecologic oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. He is board certified in Obstetrics& Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. He is the Program Director for the Gynecologic Oncology fellowship Program at Cooper University Hospital, and the Head of the Division of Ob/Gyn Research. His current research focus has been "The Impact of HPV Vaccination in Developing Countries"; "Molecular Cervical Cancer Screening, "Sexual Function after Gynecologic Cancer Surgery" and "Tumor Markers in Gynecologic Malignancies", as well as numerous publications in peer review journals. 

Dr. Aikins has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the PEARLS Global Health Award from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Top Doctor awards in South Jersey and Philadelphia,  PA; the Humanitarian Award from Friends of Cape Coast Society;  USA Humanitarian Award from the Chapel of Four Chaplains; Humanitarian Award from Cape Coast Teaching Hospital; Faculty Teaching Award  for Excellence in Medical Education from  Drexel University College of Medicine, Dept. of OB/GYN; and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO-USA) Excellence in Teaching award. 

As the Founding Member and Medical Director of International HealthCare Volunteers(IHCV), a nonprofit, 501-C organization providing healthcare to women and their families in underserved areas of our global community, Dr. Aikins has led a team of over 600 physicians and allied healthcare providers to Ghana, West Africa and Jamaica. His organization has provided care to over 13,400 patients and performed 870 major operations since 2002. Dr. Aikins served as president of Ghana Physicians and Surgeons foundation of North America April 2012 - April 2013 and President of MidAtlantic Gynecologic Oncology Society October 2014 - October 2015.