Olurotimi J. Badero, MD, MBChB

Executive Director
Cardiac Renal & Vascular Associates
5240 Robinson Road Extension
Jackson, MS 39204, USA


Dr. Olurotimi Badero serves as the Executive Director of Cardiac Renal & Vascular Associates. He has been recognized as the first fellowship trained, board certified Cardio Nephrologist (combined nephrologist and cardiologist) in the world. He has also been recognized internationally as a pioneer in this emerging field of medicine.
He obtained his medical education at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife in Nigeria before relocating to the United States to complete three years of Internal Medicine residency at the State University of New York (SUNY), Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn NY. Following his residency training, he completed a Nephrology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Dr. Badero then returned to SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn NY to complete fellowship training in Cardiovascular Medicine.
He proceeded to the Yale University School of Medicine Program at Bridgeport for his Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular fellowship training which he completed with distinction and received a certificate of achievement for outstanding performance.
Dr. Badero later returned to SUNY Downstate Medical Center for another fellowship training in Interventional Nephrology & Dialysis Access intervention, completing ten years of continuous postgraduate medical training.
Dr. Badero is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, Fellow of the National Kidney Foundation, Fellow of the American Society of Diagnostic & Interventional Nephrology, Fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions.
He has been recognized in the United States, United Kingdom and Africa for his many contributions to the medical field as well as being one of the pioneers in his field.
His research interests include chronic kidney disease and its interrelationship with cardiovascular disease, cardio Nephrology, hemodialysis vascular access and contrast Nephropathy.
Dr. Baderois involved in medical mission work as well as non-profit organizations that help alleviate disparity in healthcare delivery in medically underserved areas across the globe. He is passionate about raising awareness of the interrelationship between the heart and kidney through various continuing medical education (CME) and speaking programs. He has served as a consultant to some African Countries in establishing cardio-renal programs, cardiac centers of excellence as well as training and skills transfer. He continues to serve as an international speaker for several empowerment and motivational platforms across the globe.

Research Interest

Cardiovascular effects of chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease and its interrelationship with cardiovascular disease
Cardio Nephrology
Hemodialysis vascular access
Contrast Nephropathy

Scientific Activities

Honors & Awards:
• (2008) Association of Black Cardiologists Best Candidate Scholarship Award, Interventional Cardiology
• (2010) Most Compassionate Doctor Award
• (2011) Marquis Who’s Who in America
• (2014) Mississippi State Health Care Hero
• (2015) Recognition as the First & Only Fellowship Trained, Board Certified Cardio Nephrologist in the World, Financial NG
• (2016) United States Congressional Award for outstanding medical career and service to humanity
• (2016) G-Plus Award as a Global Pacesetter in the Field of Medicine, Manchester UK
• (2016) OAU Alumni Global Excellence in Medicine Award as the First and Only Fully Trained, Board Certified Cardio-Nephrologist in the World
• (2016) Top Cardiologist Doctor in Mississippi
• (2016) One of Jackson Mississippi’s Best Surgeons
• (2016) Top Cardiologist Award
• (2017) Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Jackson Mississippi, Savvy Inc.
• (2017) Global Entrepreneur Award, Jackson State University
• (2018) Best Cardiologist in Jackson Mississippi

Membership Societies:
• Fellow American College of Physicians
• Fellow American Society of Nephrology
• Fellow American Society of Diagnostic & Interventional Nephrology
• Fellow National Kidney Foundation
• Fellow American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
• Fellow American College of Cardiology
• Fellow Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions


• Salifu MO, Haria DM, Badero OJ, Aytug S, McFarlane SI. Challenges in the diagnosis and management of renal artery stenosis. Current HypertensRepr 7:219-27, 2005

• Badero OJ, Salifu MO, Wasse H, Work J. Frequency of Swing Segment Stenosis in Referred Dialysis Patients With Angiographically Documented Lesions. Am J Kidney Diseases, 2008 Jan; 51(1): 93-8

• Badero OJ, Rizk D, Schlanger L. Gadolinium Nephrotoxicity, a case report of a rare entity and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Nephrology, 2008 Dec; 70 (6): 518-522

• Badero OJ, Salifu MO. Predictive Value Of Troponin I in Hemodialysis Patients Presenting with Chest Pain; A Case-Control Study. Cardiology. 2009 Aug 20;114 (4):292-297.

• Olade RB, Badero OJ, Safi A. Cardiac catheterization of Left Heart. Retrieved from https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1819224. 2012 Jan.

• Badero, OJ, Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Care of Patients with CVD and CKD. Retrieved from https://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/747883. August, 2011.