An Alabama native, Dr. Bacot graduated summa cum laude from Alabama A & M and then continued on to The University of Alabama-Birmingham's School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at The University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla.
During his residency, Dr. Bacot's research pursuits included corrective procedures for children with Blount's disease, a progressive bowing of the legs, and surgical outcomes research for patients with cervical fusions.
Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Bacot accepted a Fellowship in Arthritis and Adult Reconstruction at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham. There he received further training, and helped develop innovations in joint reconstruction and arthritis care, including the latest techniques in minimally invasive hip and knee replacements.
Prior to moving to St. Thomas, Dr. Bacot was the founder of a very successful, state-of-the-art practice in Atlanta, GA. With his pleasant and caring bedside manner, innovative, minimally invasive techniques, and emphasis on pain management – which all lea d to rapid recovery and reduced pain – he has become a surgeon of choice throughout the US. During his years in private practice, Dr. Bacot has had a steady flow of patients who traveled from all over the world to see him.
Dr. Bacot cares about his patients as people and is committed to creating a physician-patient relationship that enhances restorations and recovery. His goal is not simply to run the race, but to set the standard and provide the best in orthopedic health care to become the orthopedic care provider of choice.
Dr. Bacot is deeply involved in his local and international community by actively contributing and being involved with local school activities, sponsoring sporting events and teams as well as contributing to many local charities. His involvement with international healthcare and services include teaching to local healthcare professionals in Costa Rica with the international organization Healthcare Volunteers Overseas. In 2010, Dr. Bacot was one of the first orthopedist from the territory to arrive in earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince.
When not working, Dr. Bacot enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, boating, traveling, and NASCAR racing.