Michel Baum, M.D.

Michel Baum, M.D.

Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Advancement

  • Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Chair in Pediatric Research
  • Pediatrics - Nephrology


Dr. Michel Baum received his BS and MD degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles, USA. He performed his internship and residency at Yale University School of Medicine and his fellowship in nephrology at the University of California at San Francisco, USA, where he was a research fellow at the Cardiovascular Research Institute. Since completion of his fellowship he has been at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. He also holds the Sara M. and Charles E. Seay Chair in Pediatric Research. He is a member of a number of national societies including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Society of Nephrology and International Pediatric Nephrology Association. He has served as a member of the General Medicine B Study Section and the DDKD Study Section for the NIH. Dr. Baum’s research primarily examines the maturational changes that occur in renal tubular transport during development. He has described many changes in transporters that explain the physiologic difference between the neonatal kidney and the adult kidney. His other research interests include the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of hereditary defects in tubular transport such as X-linked hypophosphatemia. He is currently also investigating the cause for hypertension inpatients with a prenatal insult that are small for gestational age. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health. He has contributed to over 150 publications.

Dr. Baum was named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly in 2018.

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center (1974-1978)
  • Fellowship - University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (1982-1984), Pediatric Nephrology
  • Fellowship - University of California at San Francisco (1981-1982), Pediatric Nephrology
  • Residency - Yale-New Haven Hospital (1978-1981), Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • International Pediatric Nephrology Association
  • Association of American Physicians
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
Honors & Awards
  • National Institutes of Health Study Section Member
  • Best Doctors In America 1998-2017
  • Renal Physiology Star Reviewer Award, The American Journal of Physiology 2005
  • Texas Super Doctors, Texas Monthly Magazine 2007-2017
  • Best Pediatric Specialists, D Magazine 2013-2016
Books & Publications
  • Tubular disorders
  • Renal development
  • Epithelial Transport

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