- Medical School - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1990-1994)
- Residency - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1994-1997), Pediatrics
- Residency - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1997-1998), Pediatrics
- Fellowship - Stanford University (1998-2001), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Norberto Rodriguez-Baez, M.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
- Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
- Liver Disease
- Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Norberto Rodríguez-Báez, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he also serves as Director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program and Director of pediatric gastroenterology resident and medical student education. He specializes in the care of pediatric patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
Dr. Rodríguez-Báez earned his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, where he also performed his residency in pediatrics, serving an additional year as Chief Resident. He received advanced training in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition through a fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center.
Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics, pediatric gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2001.
Dr. Rodríguez-Báez’s clinical and research interests focus on viral hepatitis, acute liver failure, fatty liver, and chronic liver disease. He is currently participating in several National Institutes of Health-funded clinical research projects in liver disease. He has published original research articles, case reports, and book chapters, and he is a reviewer for multiple medical journals, including the Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Transplantation, and Pediatrics.
Dr. Rodríguez-Báez is considered a national and international expert in pediatric liver disease and medical education. He has been an invited speaker at several national meetings and has delivered presentations in Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Ecuador, among other countries.
At UT Southwestern, he is also actively involved with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, serving as faculty advisor for Latino and African American medical students.
He has received several awards for his outstanding performance as an educator, and he has frequently been named a D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist.
He is a member of several professional medical organizations, including the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), for which he has held multiple leadership roles over the past decade and is currently Secretary-Treasurer (2020-2023).
- North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Secretary-Treasurer (2020-2023), Chair of Training Committee (2016-19), Councilor and Member of Executive Committee (2013-16), Member of Nominations Committee (2013), Chair of International Committee (2009-12)
- D Magazine Best Doctor 2022
- D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist, (2007, 2010, 2013 – 2021)
- Outstanding Faculty Award 2003, Awarded by the Pediatric housestaff to the most outstanding faculty in teaching and patient care
- Outstanding Fellow Award 2000, Awarded by the Department of Pediatrics to the most outstanding fellow in teaching to pediatric housestaff at Stanford University
Health Related Quality of Life and Neurocognitive Outcomes in the First Year after Pediatric Acute Liver Failure.
Sorensen LG, Neighbors K, Hardison RM, Loomes KM, Varni JW, Ng VL, Squires RH, Alonso EM The Journal of pediatrics 2018 05 196 129-138.e3
A Learning Collaborative Approach Increases Specificity of Diagnosis of Acute Liver Failure in Pediatric Patients.
Narkewicz MR, Horslen S, Hardison RM, Shneider BL, Rodriguez-Baez N, Alonso EM, Ng VL, Leonis MA, Loomes KM, Rudnick DA, Rosenthal P, Romero R, Subbarao GC, Li R, Belle SH, Squires RH Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 2018 Apr
Health-Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B Living in the United States and Canada.
Schwarzenberg SJ, Ling SC, Cloonan YK, Lin HS, Evon DM, Murray KF, Rodriguez-Baez N, Rosenthal P, Teckman J, Schwarz KB Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2017 Feb
Long-term Follow-up of Children Treated With Peginterferon and Ribavirin for Hepatitis C Virus Infection.
Haber B, Alonso E, Pedreira A, Rodriguez-Baez N, Ciocca M, Lacaille F, Lang T, Gonzalez T, Goodman Z, Yang Z, Jackson B, Noviello S, Albrecht JK Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2016 Apr
Children with Chronic Hepatitis B in the United States and Canada.
Schwarz KB, Cloonan YK, Ling SC, Murray KF, Rodriguez-Baez N, Schwarzenberg SJ, Teckman J, Ganova-Raeva L, Rosenthal P The Journal of pediatrics 2015 Sep
An Analysis of Viral Testing in non-Acetaminophen (non-APAP) Pediatric Acute Liver Failure (PALF).
Schwarz KB, Olio DD, Lobritto SJ, Lopez MJ, Rodriguez-Baez N, Yazigi NA, Belle SH, Zhang S, Squires RH Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2014 Jul
Intravenous N-acetylcysteine in pediatric patients with nonacetaminophen acute liver failure: A placebo-controlled clinical trial.
Squires RH, Dhawan A, Alonso E, Narkewicz MR, Shneider BL, Rodriguez-Baez N, Olio DD, Karpen S, Bucuvalas J, Lobritto S, Rand E, Rosenthal P, Horslen S, Ng V, Subbarao G, Kerkar N, Rudnick D, Lopez MJ, Schwarz K, Romero R, Elisofon S, Doo E, Robuck PR, Lawlor S, Belle SH Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) 2012 Aug
High sustained virologic response rates in children with chronic hepatitis C receiving peginterferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin.
Wirth S, Ribes-Koninckx C, Calzado MA, Bortolotti F, Zancan L, Jara P, Shelton M, Kerkar N, Galoppo M, Pedreira A, Rodriguez-Baez N, Ciocca M, Lachaux A, Lacaille F, Lang T, Kullmer U, Huber WD, Gonzalez T, Pollack H, Alonso E, Broue P, Ramakrishna J, Neigut D, Valle-Segarra AD, Hunter B, Goodman Z, Xu CR, Zheng H, Noviello S, Sniukiene V, Brass C, Albrecht JK Journal of hepatology 2010 Apr 52 4 501-7
Gastritis cystica polyposa.
Ali SA, Weinberg AG, Rodriguez-Baez N Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2008 Nov 47 5 525
Acute liver failure in children: the first 348 patients in the pediatric acute liver failure study group.
Squires RH, Shneider BL, Bucuvalas J, Alonso E, Sokol RJ, Narkewicz MR, Dhawan A, Rosenthal P, Rodriguez-Baez N, Murray KF, Horslen S, Martin MG, Lopez MJ, Soriano H, McGuire BM, Jonas MM, Yazigi N, Shepherd RW, Schwarz K, Lobritto S, Thomas DW, Lavine JE, Karpen S, Ng V, Kelly D, Simonds N, Hynan LS The Journal of pediatrics 2006 May 148 5 652-658
Management of Esophageal Strictures in Children.
Rodriguez-Baez N, Andersen JM Current treatment options in gastroenterology 2003 Oct 6 5 417-425
Adenovirus ascending cholangiohepatitis.
Bründler MA, Rodriguez-Baez N, Jaffe R, Weinberg AG, Rogers BB Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society 2003 Mar-Apr 6 2 156-9
Astrovirus, adenovirus, and rotavirus in hospitalized children: prevalence and association with gastroenteritis.
Rodriguez-Baez N, O'Brien R, Qiu SQ, Bass DM Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2002 Jul 35 1 64-8
Mortality rate correlated with the number of pediatric liver transplants performed at a center.
Cox K, Rodriguez-Baez N, Nasr A, Esquivel C Transplantation proceedings 2001 Feb-Mar 33 1-2 1512-3
- Health Related Quality of Life and Neurocognitive Outcomes in the First Year after Pediatric Acute Liver Failure.
- Liver Failure
- Viral Hepatitis
- Liver Disease
- Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition