“The profession of Podiatric Medicine can only be as great as the students that it attracts, and the quality of the education that they receive. As a partner of the podiatric profession, we feel that we must do our part to ensure that we have the brightest and best educated students advancing into our profession.” said Bradley W. Bakotic, DPM, DO, dermatopathologist and BAKO principle partner.
"To future recipients of the BAKO Endowed Scholarship, I’d like to convey the need for them to make every effort to learn, and then practice all aspects of podiatric medicine," Dr. Bakotic said. "Their scope of practice is remarkably broad, relative to other disciplines, if they make their practice complete and well-rounded. Dermatology, surgery, biomechanics, sports medicine, and more falls within the scope of a podiatric clinicians who takes the role of primary care physician for the lower extremity. Prepare yourself appropriately and you’ll enjoy all that this great profession has to offer.”
BAKO is a physician-owned provider of a wide array of pathology services ranging from histopathologic examination of bone, soft tissue, skin/nail unit, to microbiology and epidermal nerve fiber density testing.