Private practice of Cardiology, Boca Raton, FL.
Private practice of Cardiology
Boca Raton, FL.
Founder, Foundation for Preventive &
Integrative Medicine (FPIM)
7900 Glades Road, Suite 400 Boca Raton
FL 33434, USA


Dr. Baum, a graduate of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Electrophysiology. He has directed the Cardiac Catheterization laboratories at both Boca Raton and North Ridge hospitals, where he also founded the Electrophysiology laboratories. Dr. Baum has worked extensively in Integrative Cardiology, directing the Harvard affiliated Mind/Body Medicine Institute, Boca Raton division, lecturing nationally to physicians and the lay public, and teaching a graduate level course in Integrative Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. In 2002, Dr. Baum established The Foundation for Preventive and Integrative Medicine, a non-profit entity devoted to charity, education and research in preventive medicine.
In 2007, he formulated VitalOils1000, the first omega-3 oil to meet the AHA specifications of 1,000 mg of combined EPA+DHA in a single soft gel.
Dr. Baum is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the National Lipid Association. He is a Founding Physician/Scientist Member of the Society for Cardiovascular CT and is board certified in Cardiovascular CT. He lectures extensively in the fields of Lipidology, Preventive cardiology, and Integrative Cardiology. Deeply involved in the field of Omega-3 fatty acids, Dr. Baum served four years as treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL). In July of 2011, Dr. Baum was appointed Director of Women’s Preventive Cardiology at The Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health and Wellness Center, Boca Raton Regional Hospital. His responsibilities include both developing and overseeing this program. He is also the Treasurer of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC). Annually, Dr. Baum chairs the ASPC’s Conference on CVD Prevention. Dr. Baum sits on the American Heart Association’s Council for Epidemiology and Prevention, the Interdisciplinary Council for Prevention, and the Prevention Science Committee representing the Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) Council. He is also on the Board of Directors of the FH Foundation. He has written numerous peer reviewed papers as well as two books, The Total Guide to a Healthy Heart, and Age Strong, Live Long; Lessons from my Patients. In 2013 he was awarded the Cleveland Heart Lab’s annual “Heart Award” for his lifelong dedication to Preventive Medicine. On faculty at FAU Medical School and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Baum has a practice in Boca Raton, Florida that is devoted to Clinical Lipidology– he is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology – and Cardiovascular Prevention. Dr. Baum also runs the only LDL-Apheresis program in southeast Florida.

Research Interest

His research interests include: Lipidology, Preventive cardiology, and Integrative Cardiology.

Scientific Activities


Professional Colleges and Associations/Councils/Committees

1. Member of the American College of Physicians
2. Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
3. Board of American Heart Association, Boca Raton Chapter
4. National Lipid Association
5. Florida Lipid Foundation
6. American Society for Preventive Cardiology
7. Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine
8. Founding Physician/Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
9. North American Society of Cardiac Imaging (NASCI)
10. American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention
11. American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention
12. Fellow of the American Heart Association
13. Member, International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL)
14. ACPM Readers’ Digest Book Review Committee 2008
15. ACPM Lifestyle Medicine Initiative 2008
16. American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, Member/Liaison Publications Committee 2008-2016
17. Member Society for Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention
18. Peer Reviewer for Atherosclerosis
19. Peer Reviewer for the American Journal of Cardiology
20. Peer Reviewer for PLEFA
21. Fellow of the National Lipid Association
22. Interdisciplinary Council on Prevention, AHA 7/12-7/14
23. Member of the Prevention Science Committee representing the Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) Council for the term dates, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2015.
24. Member PAD and Women Working Group, AHA 11/13 forward


• Kowa Pharmaceuticals National Speaker and Consultant
• Aegerion Pharmaceuticals National Speaker and Consultant
• Genzyme Speaker
• Abbott Laboratories National Speaker
• DiaDexus National Speaker and Consultant
• LipoScience Laboratories National Speaker, Education/Marketing
• Pri-Med Updates National Speaker
• Solstas Lab Partners: Consultant, Developed Cardiovascular Disease Profile Systems
• Cleveland Heart Labs Consultant



1. Pucillo AL, Schecter AG, Moggio RA, Kay RH, Baum SJ, Herman MV. MR Imaging in the definition of Coronary Artery Anomalies. Journal of Assisted Tomography. 1990; 14(2): 171-174.
2. Rubin DA, Sorbera CA, Baum SJ, Mckallister AM, Niedelman R. Acute Reversible Diffuse Conduction System Disease Due to Lyme Disease. PACE. 1990; 13(1): 1367-1370.
3. Sorbera CA, Rubin DA, Baum SJ, Herman MV. Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Carditis Primary Cardiology. 1991; 17(7): 28-33.
4. Baum SJ. Prescription for a Healthy Heart. Healthy and Natural Magazine. 1999.
5. Baum SJ. Nutrients for a Healthy Heart. Alternative Medicine Magazine. 1999.
6. Baum SJ. The Total Guide to a Healthy Heart. Kensington Press. 1999;
7. Baum SJ, Kramer N, Crawford F. Health Personnel Antioxidant Study (HPAS): Effects of Antioxidant Supplementation of Functional Antioxidant Capacity. JANA winter. 2004; 7(1): 27-33
8. Baum SJ. Age Strong, Live Long; Lessons from my Patient. Desert Spring Press. 2005.
9. Baum SJ. Preventive Cardiology, Our Greatest Hope for Eradicating Heart Disease. JANA. 2007; 10(1).
10. Baum SJ. The Omega-3 Revolution. Healthy Aging Magazine. 2008
11. Baum SJ. Are you getting All the Right Tests? Radius Magazine. 2008.
12. Baum SJ. Spotting Heart Disease. Healthy Aging Magazine. 2008.
13. Baum SJ. CKD: It does not have to be the Harbinger of Cardiac Doom. Nephrology News and Issues. 2008.
14. Baum SJ. Weighing the Evidence. Healthy Aging Magazine. 2008.
15. Baum SJ. Awareness, the Key to Dissolving the Threat of Pulmonary Thromboembolism Medscape Public Health and Prevention. 3: 13,09
16. Baum SJ. Cardiac Risk Assessment, the Recipe for Personalized Prevention. Radius Magazine Winter. 2010.
17. Baum SJ. Controversies in Lipids. Lipid Spin Winter. 2010.
18. Baum SJ. Retinopathy Progression in Type 2 Diabetes. NEJM. 2010.
19. Baum SJ, Aidan H. Fatty Acids and Their Derivatives in CVD: Arachidonic, Eicosapentaenoic, and Docosahexaenoic Acids and their Byproducts, the Eicosanoids and Docosanoids. Curr. Cardiovasc. Risk Reports. 2012.
20. Baum SJ. Evidence-Based Medicine: Whats the Evidence? Clin. Cardiol. 2012; 35(5): 259–260.
21. Baum SJ. Fatty acids in cardiovascular health and disease: A comprehensive update. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 2012; 6: 216-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2012.04.077.
22. Baum SJ. EPA and DHA: Distinct yet Essential n-3 fatty Acids. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 2012; 6: 477-79 doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2012.04.001.
23. Baum SJ. A Survey of Internists and Cardiologists: Are Discoveries in Fatty Acids Truly Being Translated into Clinical Practice? Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA). 2012 doi: 10.1016/j.plefa.2012.05.001.
24. Baum SJ. ANCHOR Trial Conclusions Regarding the Effects of Pure Eicosapentaenoic Acid on Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol. Am J Cardiol. 2013; 111(3): 454-5 doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2012.11.035.
25. Baum SJ. The American Thinker: Divided We Fall. 2013.
26. Baum SJ. Familial Hypercholesterolemia: The Difficult to Manage Patient. 2013; http: //
27. Baum SJ. Pitfalls of Population-based Preventive Medicine. JAMA. 2013; 310(20); 2202 doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.278919.
28. Baum SJ. From the Ivory Tower to the Trenches: A Practical Approach to the 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol and Risk Assessment Guidelines. JCL. 8(2): 231-233 doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2013.12.010.