Dr. Seth J. Baum, a graduate of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Electrophysiology. He has directed the Cardiac Catheterization laboratories at both Boca Raton and North Ridge hospitals, where he also founded the Electrophysiology laboratories. Dr. Baum has worked extensively in Integrative Cardiology, directing the Harvard affiliated Mind/Body Medicine Institute, Boca Raton division, lecturing nationally to physicians and the lay public, and teaching a graduate level course in Integrative Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. In 2002, he founded VitalRemedyMD, a conservative, scientifically-based nutritional supplement company, and The Foundation for Preventive and Integrative Medicine, a non-profit entity devoted to charity, education, and research in preventive medicine. Dr. Baum holds the pending patent for VitalOils1000, a unique omega-3 fish oil with a concentration and relative distribution of DHA and EPA meeting his scientific standards.
Dr. Baum is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine and the National Lipid Association. He is one of a handful of Cardiologists in the USA who are Diplomates of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. He is a Founding Physician/Scientist Member of the Society for Cardiovascular CT and is board certified in Cardiovascular CT. He lectures extensively in the fields of Lipidology, Preventive Cardiology, and Integrative Cardiology. Deeply involved in the field of Omega-3 fatty acids, Dr. Baum serves as treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL). In July of 2011, Dr. Baum was appointed Director of Women’s Preventive Cardiology at The Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health and Wellness Center, Boca Raton Regional Hospital. His responsibilities include both developing and overseeing this program. In March 2012 he was elected Secretary of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC). In April 2012, Dr. Baum chaired the ASPC’s First Annual Southeastern Conference on CVD Prevention in Women. In June, 2012 Dr. Baum took an active role in the bi-annual ISSFAL meeting in Vancouver, Canada giving a plenary lecture and chairing two additional sessions.
Dr. Baum also sits on two American Heart Association’s Councils: Epidemiology and Prevention, and Cardiovascular Imaging. He has written numerous articles in the lay press and scientific peer reviewed journals, as well as two books, The Total Guide to a Healthy Heart, and Age Strong, Live Long; Lessons from my Patients. Dr. Baum has been a frequent guest on radio and TV shows including National Public Radio, Voice of America, CBN, Fox, and MSNBC. On faculty at FAU medical school and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Baum has a practice in Boca Raton, Florida that is devoted predominantly to Preventive Cardiology and Lipidology. Dr. Baum runs the only LDL-Apheresis center in Florida that offers both FDA-approved systems – Kaneka’s Liposorber® and B. Braun’s H.E.L.P.® Futura – enabling his Comprehensive Lipid Center to treat even the highest risk hyperlipidemic patients.