CV- Harold Bafitis, D.O.

PROFESSIONAL VITAE
HAROLD BAFITIS, D.O.,M.P.H, F.A.C.O.S.,F.A.C.S.

BOARD CERTIFIED
PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

AESTHETIC SURGERY OF THE FACE & BODY

Born: February 13, 1954, Astoria, New York
Background: Ethnic Greek American

Professional
Practice: Plastic Surgery Institute of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Bafitis Plastic Surgery

Palm Beach Gardens/Jupiter
4601 Military Trail #208
Jupiter, FL 33458
561-795-3787

Wellington Center
1447 Medical Park Boulevard #107
Wellington, FL 33414
561 422-1117

MEDICAL LICENSES

Licensure: Federation Licensing Exam (FLEX), Texas (3 parts) 1981
National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (3 pads), 1982

Current Ohio 3416 Issued 5/16/81
State Texas F9155 Issued 8/23/82
Licenses: California 20A5637 Issued 11/15/88
Florida OS5647 Issued 3/27/89

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

General American Osteopathic Board of Surgery,
Surgery: certified in General Surgery, 9/23/94

Plastic and American Osteopathic Board of Surgery,
Reconstructive certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 6/19/90
Surgery:

FELLOWSHIPS

Fellow American College of Osteopathic Surgeons – 1994
Fellow – American College of Surgeons – 2015 Fellow American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – 1995

EDUCATION

PRE MEDICAL EDUCATION

High School: Bayside High School, New York New York, 1967 70

Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1970 74
Degree B.S. WITH HONORS

Graduate: University of Texas School of Public Health Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Tx, 1974 77
Degree: Master Public Health, March, 1976

Note: Was accepted into Doctor of Philosophy program and took courses towards that degree at University of Texas School of Public Health and Baylor College of Medicine until August,1977

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Medical School: North Texas State University / Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Worth, Tx, 1977 81
Degree: D.O.; CUM LAUDE

Post Graduate Internship and General Surgery Residency:
Medical July, 1981 August, 1986
Education: (Ohio University Medical School affiliated Hospitals) Grandview Hospital Medical Center 405 Grand Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45405

Chairman, Department of Surgery: Dr. S.A. Gabriel

Outside Rotations /General Surgery Training:

Nutritional Support, January 1984
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,
1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10021
Chief Trainer: Dr. M. Shils

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, March April, 1985
Cincinnati Plastic Surgery Associates
10496 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Chief Trainers: Drs. Leadbetter, Slagle, Ireland

Pediatric Surgery, May June, 1985
Children’s Hospital
Dayton, Ohio 45404 1815
Chief Trainers: Drs. Shafer, Verhagon, Goodwin and Nanangus

Treatment and Management of Burns, February, 1986
St. Agnes Burn Center, St. Agnes Hospital
South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Chief Trainers: Drs. DeClement, Benlin and Hensle

Head and Neck Surgery, March April, 1986
University of Texas System Cancer Center
M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute
Texas Medical Center
6723 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030
Chief Trainer: Dr. Robert Byers

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Training: Aug 1986 Aug 1988
Resident and Chief Resident

Plastic Surgery Institute and Affiliated Hospitals
1025 Ashworth Road, Suite 528, Des Moines, IA 50265

Director: J.O. Stallings, M.D.

Mercy Hospital Medical Center
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Six and University, Des Moines, IA 50314

Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery
J.O. Stallings, M.D.

Fellowship: Breast Reconstruction and Cosmetic Surgery August, 1988
August, 1989

Cincinnati Plastic Surgery Associates
10496 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242

Chief Trainers: R.G. Slagel, M.D.
G.E. Ireland, D.D.S.,M.D.
M.G. Leadbetter, M.D.
D.L. Jutte, M.D.
J.P. Carey, M.D.

Fellowship Training Affiliated Hospitals:
Christ Hospital
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnatti, OH 45219
Chairman: M.G. Leadbetter, M.D.

Bethesda North Hospital and Bethesda Base Hospital
Department of Plastic Surgery
10500 Montgomery Road, Cincinnatti, Oh 45242
Chairman: R.G. Slagle, M.D.

Good Samaritan Hospital
Department of Plastic Surgery
3217 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220
Chairman: J.P. Carey, M.D.

Our Lady Mercy Hospitals
Department of Plastic Surgery
Five Mile at State Road
Anderson Township, Cincinnati, OH 45230

Deaconess Hospital
Department of Plastic Surgery
Five Mile at State Road
Anderson Township, Cincinnati, OH 45230

Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Department of Plastic Surgery
Eliand and Bethesda Avenues, Cincinnati, OH 45229

HOSPITAL AND STAFF AFFILIATIONS

Private Practice
Palm Beach Gardens/Jupiter, Florida

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
3360 Burns Road
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

North County Surgicenter
4000 Burns Rd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Wellington Regional Medical Center
10101 Forest Hill Boulevard
Wellington, Florida 33414

Surgery Center of Wellington
1395 S. State Road 7
Wellington, FL 33414

Palms West Hospital
13001 Southern Boulevard
Loxahatchee, Florida 33470

Palms West Surgicenter
12961 Palms West Drive
Loxahatchee, FL 33470

West Palm Hospital
2201 45th Street
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

Plastic Surgery Institute of the Palm Beaches Surgery Center
4601 Military Trail # 208
Jupiter, FL 33458

MEMBERSHIPS

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

American Osteopathic Association

American Medical Association

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

American Society of Liposuction Surgery

American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine

International Academy of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery

American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

International Academy of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive
Surgery

American Academy of Osteopathy

Florida Osteopathic Medical Association

Florida Medical Association

Palm Beach County Medical Society

Palm Beach County Hand Society

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society University of Maryland

Sigma sigma Phi National Honor Society
North Texas State University/Texas College of
Osteopathic Medicine
Outstanding Senior 1981

American Society of Plastic Surgery Associate Membership pending.

PUBLICATIONS

Human Physiological Adaptability Through the Life
Sequence. Bafitis, H.; and Sargent, F.; Journal of Gerontology, 1977,
Volume 32, No. 4, Pages 210 402.

A Circadian Susceptibility/Resistance Rhythm for
Potassium Cyanide in Male BalbicCr Mice. Bafitis, H.;
Smolensky, M; Hsi, et al. Toxicology, 1978, No. 11,
Pages 251 258.

Acute Post Traumatic Fusiform Aneurysm of the Proximal Left Internal Carotid
Artery A Case Report. Bafitis, H.; Posevitz, L.; Schatzman, E. R.; Vascular Surgery, 1985, Volume 19, No.4, Pages 238 242.

Paragangliomas of the Carotid Body: Report of a Case.
Bafitis, H.; Posevitz, L.; and Stahl, H.; 1986, Volume 86, No. 9, Pages 90-95.

Detrimental Effects of Cigarette Smoking on Breast
Reduction, Bafitis, H.; Foglietti, M.; and
Pandeya, N.K.; Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 1987, Volume 87, No. 11, Page 715.

Trans Axillary, Retropectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty. Foglietti, M.; Bafitis, H.; and Pandeya, N.K.;
American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 1988, Volume 5, No. 3, Pages 203 21 0.

A Reliable Method for Monitoring the micro vascular
Patency of Free Jejunal Transfers in Reconstructing
the Pharynx and Cervical Esophagus. Bafitis, H.;
Stailings, J.O.; and Ban, J.; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1989, Volume 83, No. 5.

Reduction Mammaplasty via the Inferior Pedicle Technique:
An ideal Aesthetic and Functional Choice. Bafitis, H.;
Pandeya, N.K.. and Foglietti, M.; American Journal of
Cosmetic Surgery, 1989, Volume 6, No. 1, Pages 1 6.

Healing of Chronic Wounds with Benzoyl Peroxide. Bafitis, H.; Leadbetter, M.; Branch, P.; and Arujo, R.; International Journal of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery, 1996, Volume 4, No. 1, pages 57 64.

APPOINTMENTS, OFFICES AND AWARDS

Graduate Teaching Assistant in Epidemiology
University of Texas School of Public Health Houston Health
Science Center, 1975 76.

Clinical instructor in General Surgery
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1982 86.

Chief Resident in General Surgery
Grandview Hospital Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio, 1986.

Clinical Instructor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences,
Des Moines, Iowa, 1986 88.

Chief Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Plastic Surgery Institute and Affiliated Hospitals,
Des Moines, Iowa, 1987 88.

Clinical Instructor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1989 93.

CLINICAL PROFESSOR IN PLASTIC AND
RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, NOVA SOUTHEASTERN
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE, 1993 PRESENT.

Secretary, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery Discipline, 1990 91.

Vice Chairman, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons,
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Discipline, 1991 92.

Chairman, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons,
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Discipline, 1991 – 9

Program Chairman, American College of Osteopathic
Surgeons, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Session,
Annual National Scientific Program, Orlando Florida, 1992.

RESIDENCY TRAINING COMMITTEE; CLINICAL ATTENDING PLASTIC SURGEON, FAMILY PRACTICE RESIDENCY WELLINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER,1990-PRESENT

CLINICAL ATTENDING PLASTIC SURGEON; PODIATRY RESIDENCY PROGRAM, WELLINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, 1990 PRESENT

Operating Room Committee, Palm Beaches Medical Center (now Columbia Hospital), 1992.

Membership Development Committee, Palm Beach County Medical Society, 1992.

Committee of Editors, Palm Beach County Medical Society, 1992-1995.

BOARD EXAMINER FOR AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC BOARD OF SURGERY CLINICAL AND ORAL EXAMINER: PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 1992 – PRESENT.

Author of clinical questions for American College of Osteopatic Surgeons’ Written Exam Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1992 to present.

Chief of Plastic Surgery, Palms Wellington Surgical Center, 1992 and 1996 97 (center closed 1997).

American Medical Association, Physician Recognition Award
January 1992 – January 1995
October, 1995 November 1998

Board of Directors, Parent Child Center of the Palm Beaches, Inc. 1992 – 1993

Special Care Unit / Emergency Department Committee, Wellington
Regional Medical Center, 1993 94.

Operating Room Committee, Wellington Regional Medical Center, 1993
94.

Medical Education / Library / Intern Training Committee, Wellington
Regional Medical Center, 1993 94 and 1995 98.

Credentials Committee, Wellington Regional Medical Center, 1993 94 and 1997 99.

Committee on Ethical Issues, Palm Beach County Medical Society,
1993 97.

Physician Referral Network Committee, Palm Beach County medical
Society, 1993 97.

APPOINTED FELLOW AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC
SURGEONS, 1994.

APPOINTMENT BOARD MEMBER AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC BOARD OF SURGERY, REPRESENTING PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 1994 97 AND 1997 2000.

APPOINTMENT: SECRETARY, TREASURER AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC BOARD OF SURGERY ( FOR NATIONAL SURGICAL (BOARD.) 1998-1999

APPOINTMENT: VICE CHAIRMAN, AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC BOARD OF SURGERY (FOR NATIONAL SURGICAL BOARD.)
1999- 2000

APPOINTMENT: CHAIRMAN, AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC BOARD OF
SURGERY (FOR NATIONAL SURGICAL BOARD) 2000 – 2003.

Board of Censors and Mediation, Palm Beach County Medical Society, 1996 98.

Board of Censors and Mediation, Palm Beach County Medical Society, 2000 – 2002.

Executive Committee West Palm Hospital 2012-2013

Surgical evaluation Committee West Palm Hospital 2013 – present
Credentials Committee, Palm Beach Gardens Hospital; 2000 – 2002.

Appointed Plastic Surgery Residency Inspector American Osteopathic Association; American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, 1997 – Present
CLINICAL PROFESSOR IN PLASTIC SURGERY, NOVA / SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT PROGRAM 1997 PRESENT

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR PLASTIC SURGERY, LAKE ERIE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE. THROUGH WELLINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, 1997 – 2002.

CLINICAL PROFESSOR SURGERY, KANSAS CITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE. 2016- PRESENT

Professional Plastic Surgery, Lee Eire, 2012-present

Appointed visiting Clinical Professor for Meridia / Southpointe
Residency in Plastic Surgery / Ohio University Medical School;
Cleveland, Ohio 1997 present.
Director of program: M.A. Foglietti, D.O., FACOS

Appointed Residency Evaluation and Standards Review Committee;
National appointment, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
2003 – present.

AWARDED PALM BEACH COUNTY NETWORK AFFILIATE WPTV T.V. (N.B.C.) KELLY’S HERO AWARD for volunteer Plastic Surgery performed on Bangladesh child Maisha Atoiya; and for bringing child to the U.S. from her country for reconstructive surgery 1994.

AWARDED PALM BEACH COUNTY NETWORK AFFILIATE WPTV T.V. (N.B.C.) KELLY’S HERO AWARD for volunteer Plastic Surgery performed on disfigured Bolivian children through the MIMA

Foundation; (Medical International Missionary Aid). Surgery performed at Viedma Hospital in Cochabamba, Bolivia 1996.

AWARDED by Palm Beach County Medical Society for volunteer work in Plastic Surgery, on under privileged in Palm Beach County; 1997.
President Medical Society: D. Dedo, M.D.
AWARDED BY THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC
SURGEONS THE NATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD 2002 IN RECOGNITION OF UNSELFISH PARTICIPATION IN HUMANITARIAN
ACTIVITIES IN THE FIELD OF SURGERY. This was awarded at a
National conclave in Orlando, September, 2002.

AWARDED by WPEC channel 12, T.V., Palm Beach “We Care” designation: exemplary medical practice 2003 – 2005.

Designated keynote surgeon to address new members to the College of
Surgeons – American College of Osteopathic Surgeons at annual conclave, Orlando, Florida, 2002. Dr. Bafitis gave the “charge” and keynote speech to the new surgeons entering the College.
Key Opinion Leader – National lecturer BARD/DAVOL Acellular Dermal
Metricies in surgical practice component separation/hernia repair.

Key opinion leader – lecturer – National lecturer – Acell wound healing
with Acell in clinical surgical practice; use of Acellular tissue matrix in
surgical practice.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS

Participant in International Project Wounded program.The program involved the medical / surgical care of war injured Afghan freedom fighters.Participated as chief resident in plastic surgery at Mercy Hospital Medical Center/Plastic Surgery Institute, Des Moines, Iowa, under J.O. Stallings, M.D. Surgical care encompassed treatment of facially disfigured war casualties including maxillofacial nasal, orbital, peri oral deformities and upper extremity injuries.

Instrumental in bringing Project Wounded program to Cincinnati through Our Lady of Mercy Hospital Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Ohio. Participated as a fellow in plastic and reconstructive surgery with the Cincinnati Plastic Surgery Associates.Director of project in Cincinnati: M.G. Leadbetter,M.D.,10496 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242. Surgical care encompassed treatment of upper and lower extremity injuries of Afghan rebel fighters.

Recognition Award in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for participation in Operation Wounded, the treatment of wounded Afghanistan freedom fighters, Washington, D.C., July, 1988,

Physician coordinator and Plastic Surgeon responsible for bringing 3 year old burn victim Maisha Atoiya from Bangladesh to West Palm Beach. The child had suffered greater than 50% body surface area burns at age one and had contractures restricting motion of upper and lower extremities. Her family was unable to get proper medical / surgical attention and her contractures were worsening. We coordinated the efforts of Palms West Hospital, through its chief executive officer, Mr. Michael Pugh, anesthesia through Dr. Joel Gomez; anesthesia department at Palms West Hospital and Pediatric care through Dr. Abellon of the pediatrics department of Palms West Hospital. We also were able to obtain tissue expanders through McGhan Medical Company. All services were coordinated to be provided gratis for this child. Over seven months during 1993 94, we placed tissue expanders and mobilized the expanded tissue to be incorporated in significant flap surgery which sequentially removed contracted, keloid scar tissue, to her contracted limbs. She now has complete range of motion to her upper limbs and is able to ambulate completely unrestricted. Her growth is predicted to follow a normal pattern.

MIMA FOUNDATION

Provided volunteer plastic surgical care for disfigured and burned Bolivian
children and young adults under MIMA foundation; (Medical International
Missionary Aid, based in West Palm Beach, Florida). Travel to Cochabamba Bolivia in 1996 with the medical professionals volunteering with MIMA, surgery was coordinated with Viedma Hospital and Medical School in Cochabamba. Beyond the surgical care performed, extensive clinical education concerning pre, post and intra operative technique was given to Bolivian plastic surgeons, as part of this experience.

Range of surgeries performed included: Cleft lip and palate, secondary cleft nose deformities, treatment of extensive burns to face, body and hands; treatment of pediatric scar contractures to face, hands and upper extremities.

Palm Beach Network

Volunteer plastic surgeon for Palm Beach Care Network.This is a Florida Department of health, Palm Beach County Health Department organization of volunteer physicians. Have operated on cleft lip patients and disfigured children as part of the program. All surgical services are donated with support services also donated by affiliate hospitals recruited by Dr. Bafitis.

Dr. Bafitis has received a recognition award for his volunteer efforts by the Palm Beach Medical Society.

CON EL MISSION GROUP

Participated as the group plastic surgeon with the Con El (With Him) mission group. This is a missionary organization sponsored by the Catholic Arch Diocese which sponsors a nondenominational group of medical professionals to serve the indigent and orphan child population of Bolivia. Bolivia, being the poorest country in South America, has a definite need for state of the art care.

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Dr. Bafitis was involved in a medical mission during May 1998 with a medical team of 13 professionals, inclusive of two ophthalmologists and nursing support. He was a group leader and performed a gambit of reconstructive surgical procedures. The procedures ranged from neonate cleft lip, to cleft lip surgery on patients in their early 40’s (no previous surgery had been done). He also performed reconstructive nasal surgery, burn surgery, hand surgery, and cancer reconstruction of the head and neck. He was involved in teaching Bolivian physicians and Bolivian nursing staff, so they can carry on a tradition of improved care to the indigent children. The medical mission was centered at Coche Hospital in Cochibaumba, Bolivia.

Dr. Bafitis has been previously involved in medical missionary work in
Cochibaumba through the MIMA (Medical International Missionary Association).

Dr. Bafitis was contacted by the AMISTAD organization. A church sponsored
mission. St. Judes Church, Tequesta, Florida with founders Father Julian Harris, Dr.
Linda Razza, and Mr. Alex Vargas.This group with the help of South Florida
Mark Foley, brought 7 year old Alicia Gabrielia Vargas from Honduras to West
Palm Beach in January of 1999.

The girl had a congenital vascular tumor which encompassed 60% of her lower lip. Not only did the tumor interfere with eating it was an evolving social and emotional concern.

Dr. Bafitis performed major surgery on Alicia at Palms West Hospital removing the tumor and successfully reconstructing the ananatomical continuity of her of her lower lip. He brought her back to the U.S. for laser resurfacing to further improve his reconstructive efforts.

All her care was donated including the services of Palms West Hospital and pediatric care, by Dr. William Jacobs of Royal Palm Beach. Dr. Bafitis headed the reconstructive team.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD MISSION GROUP

Dr. Bafitis joined the light of the world charities sponsored by the Catholic Archdiocese in Palm City, Florida. This mission brought a group of nurses, Nurse Anesthestists, and Surgeons to Peru for Mission Work. Dr. Bafitis went to Chequio, Northern Peru, where he performed cleft lip, palate, burn surgery, and hand reconstructive procedures on orphan children as well as Peruvian Indian underprivileged. This Mission was held in October, 1999. He received diplomas of honor from the Belen Hospital of the Province Lanbayecana of Peru.

** Dr. Bafitis’s international volunteer work and duties have been limited in the past year due to serving as the Chairman of the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. He is still doing local volunteer work in our area.

NATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD

RECIPIENT NATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD 2002 PRESENTED BY AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC SURGEONS IN RECOGNITION OF UNSELFISH PARTICIPATION IN HUMANITARIAN ACTIVITIES. This was presented to Dr. Bafitis on behalf of the College of Surgeons at the national conclave, Orlando, Florida, 2002.

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