Babak "Bobby" Pazooki, MD, MS, FACE, CPE
Physician executive with over 20 years of academic and clinical background, including senior leadership experience in the United States and internationally.
In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in strategic growth and program development, medical staff management, quality and safety improvement, compliance and utilization management.
Dr. Babak Pazooki is a physician executive and board-certified endocrinologist with a broad range of expertise in healthcare administration at senior executive ranks in the United States and around the world. He is an expert in healthcare quality and patient safety and assists US and international healthcare organizations in their strides in quality and performance improvement.
Prior to joining the Joint Commission International (JCI), Dr. Pazooki served as the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at hospitals near Chicago. In that capacity, he successfully managed and directed several departments including Medical Staff Department, Quality Department, Utilization Management and the Hospitalist Program. As the executive overseeing quality, he led the expert teams to successfully acquire the Joint Commission accreditation, as well as establishing centers of excellence around specialty care programs at the hospitals. He also led the teams of physicians to create new service lines such as hospitalist program, diabetes centers of excellence and weight management centers at multiple communities. Dr. Pazooki was the lead author of the “Clinical Recommendations in Diabetes Management”, published by the Department of Health at the State of Wyoming. Prior to joining the consultant services at the JCI, Dr. Pazooki served as a JCI surveyor for six years, as well as serving on the faculty, educating and training the new field staff.
EXPERIENCE WITH HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee, IL, USA
Director, Hospitalist Program, Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee, IL, USA
Adjunct Faculty, University of Wyoming, Casper, WY, USA
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Wyoming Medical Center, Casper, WY, USA
Director, Diabetes Care Center, Wyoming Medical Center, Casper, WY, USA
Director, Weight Management Program, Wyoming Medical Center, Casper, WY, USA
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS OR CERTIFICATIONS
Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Certified Physician Executive (CPE), American Association of Physician Leadership
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
Fellowship in Endocrinology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Residency in Internal Medicine, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
PhD Candidate in Physiology and Molecular Biology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Masters of Science in Physiology and Molecular Biology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Doctor of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran