New Faculty

Dr. Faris Bakeer joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Faris Bakeer joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in Medicine in July, 2019. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Union University in 2011 and in 2016, Dr. Bakeer received his Doctor of Medicine degree from East Tennessee State University, where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Societies. In 2019, Dr. Bakeer completed his residency training through Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis at Barnes Jewish Hospital.

Dr. Bakeer initially discovered a passion for education during college when he served as an academic tutor and received a grant from the American Chemical Society to develop a comprehensive learning project for local schools. This passion continued in medical school where he worked as a tutor in the gross anatomy lab and participated in multiple health fairs and community education programs. During residency, he greatly enjoyed his time teaching junior residents and medical students on the wards and assisting in the Practice of Medicine course for second-year medical students. He has an interest in quality improvement as well and worked on several projects, including the development of a curricular thread for patient safety with his medical school.

Dr. Bakeer has also published research with Dr. Caline Mattar and the Department of Infectious Disease involving the development and validation of a risk prediction score for enterococcal endocarditis; his research was later presented at IDWeek in San Diego, California. In the future, he intends on continuing his career in hospital medicine and plans on becoming more involved in academics and quality improvement projects. Outside of work, he and his wife enjoy traveling, playing board games, biking, trying local cuisine, and spending time outdoors.