Company: Rush University Medical Center
Location: Chicago, IL
Chicago, Illinois | November 29, 2010 | Roy A.E. Bakay, MD, Physician and Professor at Rush University Medical Center, has been recognized by Elite American Physicians for his dedication, achievements and leadership in all aspects of health care.
Dr. Bakay, an expert in movement disorders, brain tumors and epilepsy surgical treatment, lends his nearly three decades of professional practice to Rush University Medical Center as both a physician and a professor. Dr. Bakay is the A. Watson Armour III and Sarah Armour Presidential professor, vice chairman and residency research director of the departments of neurosurgery and pharmacology at Rush University Medical Center Chicago. He specializes in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and is the leading authority on surgery for movement disorders. He received funding from the National Institutes of Health to study pallidotomy and deep brain stimulation. He has also received several clinical grants from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bayer AG and Medtronic, Inc. Dedicated to understanding the anatomy of nervous tissue and neural structures, Dr. Bakay directs neuroanatomical research and has chosen to focus his current studies on neural tissue transplantation and gene therapy techniques.
With his persistent willingness to complete new and exciting procedures and technologies, Dr. Bakay enjoys the continual changes each day in his profession. In addition to his research and teachings, Dr. Bakay is a topic editor for the Journal of Neurosurgery and worked on the editorial board of several medical journals. He joined the department of neurosurgery at Rush University Medical Center in 2000. He has authored four books, 56 chapters, 153 journal articles and 314 other publications. His research interests include movement disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, gene therapy and stem cell transplantation. With a strong fascination in the function of the human brain, Dr. Bakay plans to continue his research and teachings for as long as possible. He advises others seeking a career in neuroscience to be strong and get as much education as possible.
Dr. Bakay is a certified medical licensure for the States of Illinois, Georgia, and Washington, he also holds a certification from the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a certification from the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Bakay completed a fellowship in neuronal plasticity at National Institutes of Health, his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center in 1981, and he has completed coursework in stereotactic surgery and Theodore Gildred microsurgery. Dr. Bakay earned a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in 1975 and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Beloit College in 1971, where he was valedictorian of his graduating class. While attending Beloit College he was and captain of the football team and received awards for his athleticism including, the Award for Excellence in Academics and Athletics from Omicron Delta Kappa, Inc. and recognition from the Outstanding College Athletes of America.
With ample dedication, Dr. Bakay has been fortunate to have the opportunity to work on new procedures in gene therapy. Dr. Bakay has been honored with various awards for his dedication and hard work including, recognized by Top Doctors in Chicago in 2004, Merriam Award, President’s Research Award from Western Neurosurgical Society, Award for Excellence in Neurosurgery from the North Pacific Society of Neurology and Psychiatry, Health Care Heroes Award, recognized by Best Doctors in America in 1996, and the World Technology Award for Health and Medicine.
For more information on Dr. Bakay, please visit his personal website at http://www.drroybakay.com.
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