Shawn Baca, MD, FACR
Dr. Baca grew up in Albuquerque NM, and obtained his undergraduate degree and medical degree at the University of NM in Albuquerque. He moved to Florida in 1987, and did his internal medicine training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. During his training, he was named intern of the year, given the Furlong award for outstanding performance by a medical resident, and served as chief medical resident. He did his clinical and research fellowship at the University of Miami, with his research focused on osteoarthritis.
Dr. Baca has been practicing with Rheumatology Associates of South Florida since 1992. He is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. He is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, Florida Medical Association (FMA), Florida Society of Rheumatology, and the Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS). He has served as treasurer on the medical executive committee of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and as a delegate to the FMA. He is currently the President of the PBCMS, and has previously served as a Member at Large, Treasurer, Secretary, and Vice President. He has been the primary investigator of several clinical trials. He was a clinical assistant professor in the department of Rheumatology at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial hospital for several years, and is currently an Affiliate Clinical Professor at Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. He also serves on the Continuing Medical Education Committee at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
Dr. Baca has been recognized over the years as a top doctor by Best Doctors in America, Super Docs, People's Choice Award-Royal Women's Club of Boca Raton, and US News and World Report. He has participated in the free clinic through the Arthritis Foundation since 1994, and is currently the President of the Leadership Board of the Palm Beach County Arthritis Foundation. He maintains hospital privileges at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Delray Medical Center.