Dr. Peter Baik
Director, Thoracic Surgery
Dr. Peter Baik has extensive experience in the medical field, receiving training at a variety of locations to build his expertise. Born in South Korea, Dr. Baik came to the United States at age 12. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 2005, beginning to accumulate academic awards for his acheivements.
With a residency in general surgery, thoracic surgery fellowship and minimally invasive thoracic and esophageal surgery post-doctor fellowship, Dr. Baik was well prepared to take his position at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In addition to his various memberships, Dr. Baik is a clinical assistant professor for surgery at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Oklahoma State University Colege of Osteopathic Medicine. He also acts as Thoracic Surgery Director for the CTCA Lung Cancer Institute.
Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery
Specialties: Thoracic surgery, lung cancer, treatment of side effects, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, lung resection, thoracotomy, pneumonectomy, resection of mediastinal tumors, pleural biopsy, pleurodesis and esophagectomy.
Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery certifications in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Society of thoracic Surgeons member, American Osteopathic Association member, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons member, named to Quality Oncology Practice Initiatives Task Force of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Education & Experience:
- Residency in General Surgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
- Fellowship for Thoracic Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital
- Internship at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
- Medical Degree from A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Minimally Invasive Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery at Swedish Medical Center