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Our Mission: To educate and provide access quality health care for all. He has become a national voice in the fight on the impact of health disparity in underserved communities.
Dr. Foluso Fakorede grew up in Nigeria and immigrated to America as a young teenager. He attended college in New Jersey where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in biology and a minor in economics from Rutgers University. Dr. Fakorede received his medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Camden, New Jersey.
He completed internship and residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital.
During his fellowship, Dr. Fakorede was honored with the distinction of Chief Cardiology Fellow. Dr. Fakorede specializes in preventative cardiovascular management, woman’s heart health and catheter-based procedural focus in coronary atherosclerosis disease (CAD) and peripheral atherosclerosis disease (PAD). He has advanced technical skills in limb salvage (preventing amputations) and utilizes advanced minimally invasive techniques in treating patients with peripheral arterial disease. He is also a key opinion leader in the treatment algorithm of peripheral arterial disease using various access techniques, atherectomy, balloons and stents.
In 2015, Dr. Fakorede started Cardiovascular Solutions of Central Mississippi with a mission to educate and provide access quality health care for all. He has become a national voice in the fight on the impact of health disparity in underserved communities. He is an active faculty member on multiple advisory boards for pharmaceutical and device companies. Dr. Fakorede has provided multiple keynote lectures on eliminating peripheral arterial disease disparities on the local, regional, national and international platforms.
In 2018, as part of a congressional delegation, Dr. Fakorede testified on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., regarding the epidemic of peripheral arterial disease and spearheading a “sprint to zero amputation campaign” with policy actions proposed to stop unnecessary amputations. October 2018, Dr. Fakorede traveled to Cuba as part of Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to discuss the impact of diabetes management on the peripheral arterial disease pandemic. Dr. Fakorede has established partnerships with law makers, community, industry, university and faith-based stakeholders to facilitate cardiovascular education, promote nutrition coaching, highlight social determinants of health, improve access to quality care and engendering trust in the underserved communities. These preventative initiatives, aggressive screening adaptations and quality intervention strategies has led Dr. Fakorede to decrease amputations rates by 88% over a 3-year period in his site of service in the Mississippi Delta. Dr. Fakorede considers his title M.D. as apron of humility, as a patient advocate and a community champion in his daily plight to be the voice of the voiceless.
“It’s important to take PAD awareness out to the community. Once they know, they’ll share the info.” – Dr. Fakorede
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