He is a Costin Institute Scholar in osteopathic medical education and received the Presidential Achievement Certificate for his medical and surgical mission work in Ukraine from the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology. In 2006 he was awarded the Distinguished Clinician of the Year Award from the Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. In 2007 Dr. Skorin was named Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice in the Osteopathic Medical Academy and had served as its Chair. In 2016 he was named Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences NP/PA Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program-Educator of the Year. In 2017 the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology awarded him the Governor’s Achievement Certificate. He enjoys cruising the country lanes in his 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air convertible.
Dr. Bakaeen earned his degree in medicine and surgery with honors from the University of Cambridge School of Medicine, Cambridge, UK, and completed his postgraduate training at the University of Cambridge School of Medicine Teaching Hospitals. He served a residency in general surgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., followed by a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He completed his subspecialty training in minimally invasive cardiac surgery and complex cardiac procedures at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bakaeen was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2015.
Dr. Bakaeen has been published extensively in medical journals, authoring or co-authoring more than 150 papers related to his research in cardiac and valvular disease. He has presented his research findings at more than 85 medical meetings, including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and American Heart Association, and is frequently invited to serve as a discussion moderator at major medical meetings across the United States.
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