Dr. Harold BafitisHAROLD BAFITIS, D.O. MPH, FACOS, FACS Dr. Harold Bafitis graduated with Honors from the University of Maryland, College Park. He obtained a Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Bafitis earned his medical degree Cum Laude from the University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Bafitis completed a full 5 year general surgery residency at Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio, affiliated with Ohio University's medical school. He then completed his 2 year training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Plastic Surgery Institute and affiliated hospitals in Des Moines, Iowa.
Dr. Bafitis also took an additional full year fellowship in cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, and breast reconstruction with the Cincinnati Plastic Surgery Associates and affiliated hospitals in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Bafitis is double board certified in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Bafitis is board certified in plastic surgery and has achieved the coveted title of FELLOW (FACOS) in the College of Osteopathic Surgeons.
In 1994, Dr. Bafitis was honored by being selected as a plastic surgery board member to the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. He was responsible for maintaining the high standards in testing and certifying other plastic surgeons in the United States.
Subsequent to that, he was elected as one of the youngest CHAIRMAN for the entire American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. He presently sits on the Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons in Washington, D.C. This group sets the standards for residency training in plastic surgery for university programs in the United States. Dr. Bafitis is also a clinical associate professor of surgery at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Bafitis has trained medical students, residents, and other physicians for more than 20 years. He has contributed to many medical publications and has lectured nationally and internationally to medical and lay groups about all aspects of plastic surgery. He has hosted numerous scientific programs in West Palm Beach, conducting live surgery at his state-of-the-art certified surgery center, where physicians have an opportunity to learn and get continuing medical education credits by taking his courses. Most recently, Dr. Bafitis has hosted scientific programs dealing with state-of-the-art technology with fractional dot laser resurfacing and jet lavage liposculpture.