A member of our hospitalist team, Dr. Baaj is board certified in Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine in Syria and completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Northwest Campus, in Minot. During his residency he earned two awards — the Resident Award for Scholarship from the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and the North American Primary Care Research Group, and the 2016 Resident Teacher Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine in recognition of interest, ability and commitment to the field of Family Medicine. Throughout his medical career Dr. Baaj has been active in projects and initiatives to promote health and wellness. In addition to caring for underserved populations in Syria, he provided volunteer care in Minot and at Spirit Lake Reservation.
A physician with a primary professional focus on hospital medicine is a hospitalist. Hospitalist activities may include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care.