Dr. B. Bakotic graduated as valedictorian from the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1992. He went on to study Osteopathy at the University of New England where he matriculated cum laude. After completing a composite residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Tufts Medical School and Miami Mount Sinai, he traveled to Manhattan where he gained fellowship training in oncologic surgical pathology and dermatopathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology/Columbia University, respectively. He is currently board-certified in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology, and is the only podiatrist in the nation to hold specialty board certification in dermatopathology.
Dr. W. Bakotic has followed his older brother's career path in many respects. He was accepted, early entry, into Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine within which he completed his bachelor's degree and began his studies in podiatric medicine. He left podiatry training prior to graduation to study Osteopathy at Nova Southeastern University. His time within podiatry school, set the stage for an interest in podiatric pathology which remains today. After completing his Doctor of Osteopathy in 1998, he studied anatomic and clinical pathology at Emory University, where he remained for fellowship training in surgical pathology, cytopathology, and dermatopathology. He is board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and dermatopathology.
Dr. Hackel attended Mercer University School of Medicine where he graduated in 1995. Upon graduation he studied anatomic and clinical pathology at Saint Joseph's Hospital where he completed his training in 2000. In July of 2000, Dr. Hackel joined Dr Bakotic at the prestigious Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology/Columbia University where he completed his fellowship training in 2001. He has been an important part of Dr. Bakotic's podiatric pathology team for most of their respective careers. Dr Hackel holds specialty boards in anatomic and clinical pathology, and subspecialty boards in dermatopathology.
Dr. Alberhasky was born in Louisville, Ky. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University. His medical degree, pathology residency, and fellowship training were completed at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Alberhasky has board certification in anatomical pathology, clinical pathology, and cytology. Dr. Alberhasky has been involved in podiatric pathology since 1986 when he started a specialty lab in Cleveland, OH to work with the podiatric profession. He is a published author and lecturer. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. His personal interests include aviation, sailing, fishing, jazz, skiing, darts and cycling. He currently resides with his wife Teri in Alpharetta, GA.
Dr. Piatigorsky joined Bako Pathology Services in April, 2012. Concurrently, he serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Nova Southeastern University, Division of Dermatology.
Dr. Piatigorsky was born in Moscow, Russia. He arrived to the United States as a political refugee in 1991. Five years later, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts. He stayed at the University of Minnesota and earned doctoral degree from the School of Medicine. Subsequently, Dr. Piatigorsky completed residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Mayo Clinic, clinical fellowship in Cytopathology at the University of Pittsburgh, and fellowship in Dermatopathology at the Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology. Dr. Piatigorsky is a diplomate of the American Boards of Pathology and Dermatology, and European Union of Medical Specialists.