As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Baden is responsible for physician education, quality, process improvements, and overall medical operations for each of VEA’s Emergency Departments.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Xavier University in 1997, Dr. Baden received his Doctor of Medicine in 2001 from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where his interests led him to pursue post graduate specialization in Emergency Medicine. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency in San Antonio, TX at Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Medical Center and University of Texas, San Antonio’s University Hospital.
Dr. Baden attained Board Certification in Emergency Medicine from the American Board of Emergency Medicine in 2004 and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
Dr. Baden is a Senior Reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine and has authored multiple manuscripts, given dozens of local, state, regional, national and international presentations on a variety of Emergency Medicine topics.
He is a decorated military veteran and, among other honors, received the Bronze Star in 2009.
Prior to joining VEA in 2012, Dr. Baden held the following extinguished positions: Research Director of SAMMC’s Emergency Medicine Residency, Battalion Surgeon assigned to 4th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade Combat deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Medical Director of the 121st Combat Support Hospital’s Emergency Department (Seoul, Korea) and director of EMS services for US Forces Korea.
Of all his many accomplishments, Dr. Baden’s real pride and joy are his wife, Jiah, daughters, Hope and Grace and sons Bobby and Eric.