Dr. Asad Bakir

Title: President
Company: Asad A. Bakir, MD
Location: River Forest, Illinois, United States

Dr. Asad A. Bakir, President at Asad A. Bakir, MD, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine. 

With over 40 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Bakir has excelled as president of Asad A. Bakir, MD since 1982. Throughout his medical career, he served his community’s medical needs in a variety of locations and positions, including as a senior attending physician and renal consultant at Rush Oak Park Hospital, followed by his tenure at Fresenius Kidney Care of Oak Park, where he advanced from attending physician to medical director. Dr. Bakir was also active as a professor of medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Bakir pursued an education at Baghdad College. He continued his academic efforts at the University of Baghdad College of Medicine, where he earned his medical doctorate. He additionally attained his certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates before receiving his board certification in internal medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1975, and his board certification in nephrology from the American Board of Nephrology in 1978. 

Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Dr. Bakir has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He served as second captain in the Iraqi Army Reserve Corps for two years. Dr. Bakir also found success with his written works, including “From Baghdad to Chicago: Memoir and Reflections of an Iraqi-American Physician” in 2018. He likewise authored numerous highly cited publications and was invited to speak internationally to discuss his expertise in lupus nephritis. 

In light of his impressive undertakings, Dr. Bakir has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He was presented with the Life Achievement Award from the Iraqi Medical Sciences Association in 2022. Dr. Bakir was also recognized among the Leading Physicians of the World and Leading Physicians of America. He also accepted two awards from the Cook County Graduate School of Medicine.

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