Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FACPM, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC

Seth J. Baum, MD, a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Electrophysiology.  He has directed and founded multiple Cardiac Catheterization laboratories and Electrophysiology laboratories.  Dr. Baum has worked extensively in Integrative Cardiology, directing the Boca Raton division of Harvard’s Mind/Body Medicine Institute, lecturing 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 and 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 is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the National Lipid Association, and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology. He is a Founding Physician/Scientist Member of the Society for Cardiovascular CT and is board certified in Cardiovascular CT. Dr. Baum served as treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids. He founded and directs the Women’s Preventive Cardiology program at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He is the President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC). Annually, Dr. Baum chairs the ASPC’s Conference on CVD Prevention. Dr. Baum is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the FH Foundation. He sits on the American Heart Association’s Council for Epidemiology and Prevention, the Interdisciplinary Council for Prevention, and the Prevention Science Committee. He has written numerous peer reviewed papers as well as two books, The Total Guide to a Healthy Heart, and Age Strong, Live Long; Lessons from my Patients. In 2013 he was awarded Cleveland Heart Lab’s “Heart Award” for lifelong dedication to Preventive Medicine. Dr. Baum is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Excel Medical Clinical Trials, LLC, a consortium of clinicians dedicated to the safe and professional conduct of high-level scientific trials.

Associate Affiliate Professor of Medicine at FAU Medical School, Dr. Baum has a practice in Boca Raton, Florida that is devoted solely to Clinical Lipidology – he is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology – and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. Dr. Baum also founded and directs the only lipoprotein apheresis program in southeast Florida. He lectures both nationally and internationally, emphasizing Familial Hypercholesterolemia, ASCVD prevention, lipid disorders and evolving therapies, Integrative Cardiology, sex distinctions in CVD, and omega-3 fatty acids.

 

Laura Denson Baum, MD

Laura Baum, MDLaura Denson Baum, MD was born Laura Jeannette Denson in Fort Riley, Kansas, the daughter of an Army cardiologist and his young RN wife. She was one of four children who were ultimately raised in a New Jersey suburb. Like her parents she chose a medical career, receiving her BS degree in 1981 as a pre-med psychology major at Barnard College, Columbia University in NYC. There she met her future husband Seth Baum who also followed the track of medical education. Laura attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark NJ and was graduated in 1985. After marrying Seth Baum, both doctors entered New York University where Dr. Seth Baum pursued a career in Medicine, and Dr. Laura Baum a career in Psychiatry. Dr. Baum started her family during the latter part of her Residency training, and has continued to balance motherhood and her professional career over the past twenty years. She finished her Psychiatric training at NYU/Bellevue Hospital in 1989 and immediately established a private practice in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Until 1991 she saw not only private patients, but also served on staff at Hackensack Medical Center and was appointed the Psychiatric Director of their Alcohol Rehabilitation Center.

Dr. Laura Baum continued her practice of Psychiatry in Boca Raton Florida. The remainder of her attention was focused on cultivating the growth and health of her family. Doctor Baum, a Director of the Foundation for Preventive and Integrative Medicine and Editor-In-Chief of VitalRemedy, the foundation’s Quarterly Newsletter, is also deeply dedicated to the mission of research and education in this evolving area of healthcare. In 2010 she dramatically limited her practice of Psychiatry, stepping in as CEO of VitalRemedyMD, Inc. She enjoys writing in the area of nutrition, health, and wellness.