Nicolas Bakinde, M.D., Ph.D.

Nicolas Bakinde, M.D., Ph.D. 

Associate Professor


Phone: 404-616-8201


University of Fribourg
Fellowship: Anatomical Society 

University of Leipzig, Faculty of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

University of Leipzig, Paul Flechsig Institute for Brain Research
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience

Research Interests

Clinical Anatomy



Board Certification

Internal Medicine


1.            Rossner S, Bakinde N, Zeitschel U, Schliebs R, Bigl V. Cerebrospinal fluid cholinesterases--markers for loss of cholinergic basal forebrain neurons? Int J Dev Neuroscience. 1998;16(7-8):669-73.

2.            Bakinde N, Mooser F, Voigt-Gawatz T, Nkumbe H, Rager G. Enseignement de l’anatomie: ce que les étudiants en pensent. Bull Soc Frib Sc Nat. 2005;94:77-87.

3.            Bakinde N, Yotovski P, Voigt T, Rager G. Accessory muscle in the hypothenar region: a functional approach. Ann Anat. 2005;187(2):149-52.

4.            Garba I, Bakinde N. Traditional/alternative medicines and the right to health: key elements for a convention on global health. Health Hum Rights. 2013;15(2):174.

5.            Garba I, Bakinde N. Traditional/alternative medicines and the right to health: key elements for a convention on global health. Health and human rights. 2013;15(2):174.

6.            Bakinde N, Gbolahan O, Ibraheem A. RE: Comparative Proteome Analysis Revealing an 11-Protein Signature for Aggressive Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2014;106(9).

7.            Adedinsewo D, Olayeye I, Bakinde N. Differentiating Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Athletes from That in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. American Journal of Cardiology. 2015;115(4):555.

8.            Bakinde N, Ekong J, Olayeye I, Fotzeu C. Severe hypercholesterolemia effectively lowered with hemodialysis: a case report. Case Reports in Clinical Pathology. 2015;2(3):95-100.

9.            Adedinsewo D, Agasthi P, Onwuanyi A, Bakinde N. Re: Diagnosing Acute Heart Failure in the Emergency Department. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2016;23(10):1192-3.

10.          Mome R, Bakinde N. Febuxostat for asymptomatic hyperuricemia in CKD. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2016;67(6):989.

11.          Olayeye IO, Washington-Plaskett T, Mbonu CJ, du Jour KP, Bakinde N. Adrenal insufficiency: An uncommon presentation of non-small cell lung cancer. Case Reports in Clinical Pathology. 2016;3(3):56.

12.          Chang E, Adedinsewo D, Calcano C, Egbuche O, Chaudhry A, Bakinde N, et al. Statin Utilization in the Outpatient Clinic of a University Based Residency Training Program. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2017;10(suppl_3):A112-A.

13.          Adedinsewo D, Xu J, Omole O, Akinjero A, Egbuche O, Bakinde N, et al. EFFECT OF COMBINED BETA-BLOCKER AND BETA-AGONIST USE ON CLINICAL OUTCOMES AMONG MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES WITH COEXISTING HEART FAILURE AND ASTHMA. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2018;71(11 Supplement):A868.

14.          Ajose TA, Olanipekun T, Effoe VS, Bakinde N. Intestinal ultrasound in assessment of suspected Crohn's disease in patients with negative ileocolonoscopy: a paradigm shift? Therapeutic advances in gastroenterology. 2018;11:1756284818787397-.

15.          Bakinde N, Ajose TA, Chang EY. Further Questions Regarding Electrocardiogram Prior to Liver Transplant. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(4):586.

16.          Chang EY, Bakinde N, Obih UL. Research on Underrepresented Populations. JAMA. 2018;319(19):2044-5.

17.          Chang EY, Bakinde N, Umar A. Correlates and Outcomes of Physician Burnout. JAMA internal medicine. 2018;178(7):999-1000.

18           Chang EY, Farooq A, Stevens ES, Bakinde N. Assessment of the Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk in a University Based Residency Training Program: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2018;11(suppl_1):A263-A.

19.          Kagbo-Kue S, Ajose T, Bakinde N. Aspirin inhibited the metastasis of colon cancer cells by inhibiting the expression of toll-like receptor 4. Cell Biosci. 2018;8:36.

20.          Kagbo—Kue S, Ngo Q, Ajose TA, Bakinde N. A Common Presentation of Right Upper Quadrant Pain in an Uncommon Disease: 3020. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2018;113:S1658.

21.          Olanipekun TO, Effoe VS, Bakinde N. In-Hospital Mortality After Rapid Response Team Calls in a 274 Hospital Nationwide Sample: Does Telemetry Monitoring Have a Role to Play? Critical care medicine. 2018;46(12):e1229-e30

22.          Chang E, Bilal M, Umar A, Odebunmi I, Gopalakrishnan A, Fatima S, et al. Masquerade Dance of the Myxoma Ball: An Unexpected Cause of Acute Dyspnea.  B42 DYSPNEA CASE REPORTS: American Thoracic Society; 2019. p. A3203-A.

23.          Chang EY, Abe T, Campbell K, Ahmad H, Anyanwoke C, Odinkemere C, et al. Abstract P103: Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction in High Risk Populations: A Resident Driven Quality Improvement Initiative. Hypertension. 2019;74(Suppl_1):AP103-AP.

24.          Chang EY, Stevens ES, Bakinde N. Sepsis in Non-ICU Patients: A Call for Guideline Reassessment. Critical care medicine. 2019;47(3):e266.

25.          Chang EY, Umar A, Stevens ES, Bilal M, Sukkari M, Padigala P, et al. Abstract P340: Assessment of Vitamin Levels on Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk: A Resident Driven Quality Improvement Initiative. Circulation. 2019 LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS TWO COMMERCE SQ, 2001 MARKET ST,

PHILADELPHIA ….;139(Suppl_1):AP340-AP.

26.          KagboKue S, Chineke I, Bakinde N. Comparison of Dual Therapies for Lowering Blood Pressure in Black Africans. N Engl J Med. 2019;381(14):1390.


28.          Olanipekun T, Effoe V, Fotzeu C, Bakinde N, Westney G. Predictors and Barriers to Uptake of Influenza Vaccination Among African American Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in a Large Academic Hospital.  D102 OPTIMIZING OUTCOMES IN COPD: American Thoracic Society; 2019. p. A7112-A.

29.          Olanipekun TO, Bakinde N, Effoe VS, Snyder R. Further Considerations on the Benefits of Thiamine Administration in Patients with Septic Shock. Critical care medicine. 2019;47(2):e153-e4.

30.          Punna S, Aniekwena J, Effoe V, Ajose T, Bakinde N. Letter to the Editor Re: Effect of food intake and ambient air pollution exposure on ankylosing spondylitis disease activity. Adv Rheumatology. 2019;59(1):22.

31.          Abe T, Bakinde N. CRT-100.46 Impact of Weight Status on In-hospital Complications in African Americans Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. 2020;13(4 Supplement):S12

32.          Abe T, Ghali JK, Effoe V, Bakinde N. Association of Diabetes Mellitus with Poor Outcomes in Patients With Infective Endocarditis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2020;75(11 Supplement 1):2153.

33.          Abe T, Ogbuchi S, Ajose T, Babatunde A, Nwagbara C, Abe T, et al. Abstract P278: Association of Alcohol Use with Poor Outcomes in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. Circulation. 2020;141(Suppl_1):AP278-AP.

34.          Olanipekun T, Effoe V, Bakinde N, Bradley C, Ivonye C, Harris R. Learning Styles of Internal Medicine Residents and Association with the In-Training Examination Performance. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2020;112(1):44-51.

35.          Olanipekun T, Effoe VS, Olanipekun O, Igbinomwanhia E, Kola-Kehinde O, Fotzeu C, et al. Factors influencing the uptake of influenza vaccination in African American patients with heart failure: Findings from a large urban public hospital. Heart & Lung. 2020.

Honors and Awards

2014: Recognized as a Leading Physician of the World as a Top Internist and Assistant Professor of Medicine in Georgia