Dr. M. Haitham Bakir


September 15, 1999

Dr. M. Haitham Bakir Dr. Haitham Bakir portrait has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of pulmonary medicine. [Note: He has since been promoted to associate professor.]

Previously, he had a pulmonary and critical care medicine practice in Peoria (1998-99) and pulmonary and internal medicine practice in Rushville, where he also was chief of staff at Culbertson Memorial Hospital (1995-98).

Bakir earned his medical degree at the University of Damascus Medical School (1987. He completed his internal medicine residency at Wayne State University in Detroit (1993) and a two-year fellowship in pulmonary medicine at SIU School of Medicine (1995).

He is certified as a diplomate in pulmonary medicine and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society.

Bakir is married to Manar Bakir and has two children, Sarah and Danah.

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