[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 94 (Tuesday, June 14, 2016)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E905-E906]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                        HONORING JOHN O. BADERO


                        HON. BENNIE G. THOMPSON

                             of mississippi

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 14, 2016

  Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a 
remarkable public servant Dr. John Olurotimi Badero who was born the 
7th of 8th children to Chief Eliab Olufemi and Mrs. Stella Taiwo Badero 
in Lagos, Nigeria.
  Dr. Badero attended St. Mary's Private School in Lagos, Nigeria for 
his primary education where he skipped the 4th grade due to his 
academic excellence, completing primary education in five years instead 
of the regular six years.
  Dr. Badero received his secondary school education at Federal 
Government College Odogbolu in Ogun State, Nigeria where he completed 6 
years of secondary school education graduating with 9 distinctions in 
his senior secondary school certificate education.
  Dr. Badero's academic excellence dates back to his secondary school 
days where he won the best overall student in Nigeria in a national 
science quiz competition. He subsequently got admission into the 
medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife.
  Following Completion of his medical training at Obafemi Awolowo 
University Ile Ife, and internship training, Dr. Badero moved to the 
United States for further post-graduate medical education. He completed 
3 years of Residency training in Internal Medicine at State University 
of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
  After completion of his residency training in internal medicine, Dr. 
Badero then completed a 2-year Fellowship training in Nephrology & 
Hypertension at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta Georgia. 
Upon Completion of his Nephrology Fellowship at Emory University, Dr. 
Badero returned to SUNY Downstate Medical in Brooklyn, New York to 
complete yet another 3-year fellowship training in Cardiovascular 
  After a distinguished Cardiology Fellowship, he gained admission into 
the prestigious Yale University School of Medicine, where Dr. Badero 
completed two Fellowship trainings in Invasive & Interventional 
Cardiology as well as Peripheral Vascular Angioplasty & Interventions. 
He completed his training at Yale University with distinction and a 
certificate of achievement for exemplary performance.
  Dr. Badero then returned to SUNY Downstate Medical Center for another 
year of Fellowship training in Interventional Nephrology/Endovascular 
medicine & Dialysis Access intervention.
  Dr. Badero in all completed an unprecendented 10 years of continuous 
post graduate medical training and he is currently board certified in: 
1) Internal Medicine; 2) Nephrology & Hypertension; 3) Interventional 
Nephrology & Endovascular Access; 4) Cardiovascular Medicine; 5) 
Nuclear Cardiology; and 6) Invasive & Interventional Cardiology making 
him the only one in the state of Mississippi.
  Dr. Badero is currently the only fully trained and board certified 
cardio-nephrologist (combined kidney and heart specialist) in the world 
today and recently received a recognition award by financial 
development magazine in Nigeria.

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  Dr. Badero performed the first transradial cardiac catheterization 
and coronary angioplasty at Central Mississippi Medical Center.
  Dr. Badero is a recipient of many awards including:
  The Association of black cardiologists scholarship award for the best 
cardiology fellow in the U.S.;
  The 2014 Mississippi Healthcare Heroes in the state of Mississippi;
  He was also named one of Jackson, Mississippi's Best Surgeons;
  Distinguished Physician Award as the First and Only combined heart 
and kidney specialist in the United States;
  Distinguished Physician, Marquis Who's Who in America;
  Patients Choice Recognition Award; and
  Most Compassionate Doctor, New York.
  Dr. Badero has authored many peer-reviewed journals and he is 
currently on the editorial board of the International Journal of 
Nephrology & Renovascular Disease.
  He is a: 1) Fellow of the American College of Physicians; 2) Fellow 
of the American Society of Nephrology; 3) Fellow of the American 
Society of Diagnostic & Interventional Nephrology; 4) Fellow of the 
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology; 5) Fellow of the American 
College of Cardiology; and 6) Fellow of the Society for Cardiac 
Angiography & Interventions.
  Dr. Badero is currently the Executive Director of Cardiac Renal & 
Vascular Asssociates.
  Dr. Badero is on the global advisory panel of therapeutics experts on 
thrombosis and Artherosclerosis, Merck Pharmaceuticals U.S.A.
  Outside of medicine, Dr. Badero is the assistant pastor of Vine 
Chapel Church in Jackson, Mississippi.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing Dr. 
Olurotimi J. Badero for his dedication to serving others.