Brian Bacak, MD
Associate Professor, Family Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio (1994)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Trinity University (TX) (1990)
Internship:
  • Martin Army Community Hospital Program (1995)
Residency:
  • Martin Army Community Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Family Medicine (1997)
Languages: English
Department: Family Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Vice Chair for Quality and Clinical Affairs
  • Chair, Department of Family Medicine Appointments and Promotion Committee

Recognition & Awards

  • Excellence in Professionalism Award, Department of Family Medicine (2023)
    The Professionalism Award mirrors the School of Medicine’s criteria and is awarded to faculty who: Are positive role models who lead by example Put the wellbeing of community and patients ahead of themselves Exemplify the ideals embraced by the School of Medicine’s Professionalism Code of Conduct which are: civil and courteous behavior respect for teachers, students supporting staff and colleagues; service to the community dedication to lifelong learning empathy, altruism, compassion and other attitudes and behaviors which represent the core traditions of the profession of medicine
  • Richard Patt, MD Community Precepting Award, Rose Family Medicine Residency (2018)
    Awarded for Teaching Excellence in the Family Medicine Outpatient Setting
  • Selected for Membership, Academy of Medical Educators (2016)
    Recognition for Contributions to Teaching
  • Faculty of the Year Award, Rose Family Medicine Residency (2015)
    Annual award created by the residency and named the Brian S. Bacak Faculty of the Year Award for annual presentation to others at the residency
  • Teacher of the Year, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (2011)
  • Program Director Recognition Award, Bronze Level, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (2011)
  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2010)

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2003)
    School of Medicine, Family Medicine

Publications

  • Bacak BS, “Sunshine”, appears in What our Patients Have Taught Us, by Richard Feldman, MD, Indiana Historical Society Press, 2023, p.107-108. LCCN 2022054783
  • Bacak BS, “Afternoon Tea”, as appears in What our Patients Have Taught Us, by Richard Feldman, MD, Indiana Historical Society Press, 2023, p.115-116. LCCN 2022054783
  • Bacak BS, “But What did She Say ?” , as appears in What our Patients Have Taught Us, by Richard Feldman, MD, Indiana Historical Society Press, 2023, p.109-110. LCCN 2022054783
  • Bacak BS, “Memories”, as appears in What our Patients Have Taught Us, by Richard Feldman, MD, Indiana Historical Society Press, 2023, p.113-114. LCCN 2022054783
  • Bacak BS, “Controlled Chaos”, as appears in What our Patients Have Taught Us, by Richard Feldman, MD, Indiana Historical Society Press, 2023, p.111-112. LCCN 2022054783
  • Martin MR, Awadallah NA, Bacak BS, “The Creation and Implementation of a Provider Well-being Fellowship Curriculum”, Really Good Stuff – Journal of Medical Education; American Society of Medical Education, February 24, 2022; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/medu.14766
  • Bacak BS; Reflections From a Life in Practice: Memories; The Human Touch-The Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Visual Arts; University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; Volume 13, 56-57; 2020; as accessed at https://www.cuanschutz.edu/docs/librariesprovider139/human-touch/humantouch_2020_book_c.pdf?sfvrsn=5145c8b9_2 on November 13, 2020
  • Knierim K, Palmer C, Kramer ES, Rodriguez RS, VanWyk J, Shmerling A, Smith P, Holmstrom H, Bacak BS, Brown Levey SM, Staton EW, Holtrop JS. Lessons Learned During COVID-19 That Can Move Telehealth in Primary Care Forward. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Feb;34(Suppl):S196-S202. PubMed PMID: 33622838
  • Bacak BS. Do I Have What I Need? Do I Have What My Patients Need?. Fam Med. 2021 Jan;53(1):65-66. PubMed PMID: 33471926
  • McMillen S, Bacak BS; Podcast -Advancing Patient Access through Leadership and Change Management; Medical Group Management Association; June 23, 2020; as accessed at advancing-patient-access-through-leadership-and-ch on November 13, 2020
  • McMillen S, Bacak BS; Physician Leadership in Ambulatory Care: The Role of the Physician Access Leader; ECG Management Consultants; March 12, 2020; as accessed at https://www.ecgmc.com/thought-leadership/articles/physician-leadership-in-ambulatory-care-the-role-of-the-physician-access-leader on November 13, 2020
  • McMillen S, Bacak BS; The Role of Physician Leadership in Establishing a Contact Center - A Case Study- UCHealth ; ECG Management Consultants; March 12, 2020; as accessed at https://www.ecgmc.com/clients/case-studies/the-role-of-physician-leadership-in-establishing-a-contact-center?utm_source=pdf&utm_medium=pdf&utm_content=tl-cs-/the-role-of-physician-leadership-in-establishing-a-contact-center&utm_campaign=thought+leadership on November 13, 2020
  • Bacak BS; "Snowflake", included in What our Patients Have Taught Us by Richard Feldman; Indiana Historical Society Press; 2021
  • Bacak BS; "Memories", included in What our Patients Have Taught Us by Richard Feldman; Indiana Historical Society Press; 2021
  • Bacak BS; "Afternoon Tea", included in What our Patients Have Taught Us by Richard Feldman; Indiana Historical Society Press; 2021
  • Bacak BS; "Controlled Chaos", included in What our Patients Have Taught Us by Richard Feldman; Indiana Historical Society Press; 2021
  • Bacak BS; "But What Did She Say ?", included in What our Patients Have Taught Us by Richard Feldman; Indiana Historical Society Press; Release date Scheduled 2021
  • Bacak BS; Do I Have What I Need ? Do I Have What My Patients Need ?; Family Medicine, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Scheduled January 2021
  • Knierim K; Smith PC; Holtrop JS, Staton E; Rodriguez RR, Bacak BS; Rapid Transition to Telehealth During COVID-19: Lessons Learned that Can Move Primary Care Forward; Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
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Professional Memberships

  • Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP), Member
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Primary Care - Lone Tree
9540 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-848-9300

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Family Medicine, Board Certification (1997, 2023)
Care Philosophy
I believe strongly in the value of patient-centered care based on relationships over time. I love being a Family Physician and caring for patients of all ages, with all conditions, over long periods of time.

Personal Interests
As a prior US Army veteran and prior Family Medicine Residency Program Director, I'm passionate about medical education, team- based care, equitable care, and developing medical leaders under the concept of service to others. I strongly believe in the value of integrated coordinated care at a system level that raises the quality of care for all.

Public Speaking
Yes
Medical leadership; The Physician Patient Relationship

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio (1994)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Trinity University (TX) (1990)
Internships:
  • Martin Army Community Hospital Program (1995)
Residency Programs:
  • Martin Army Community Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Family Medicine (1997)
Languages: English
Department: Family Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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