Sarah Baker, M.D.

Sarah Baker, M.D.

  • Psychiatry


Sarah E. Baker, M.D., M.A., serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). Dr. Baker holds a B.A. in History from Rice University, as well as an M.A. in Medical Humanities and an M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Her graduate studies focused on the cultivation of empathy during medical training. She completed her general psychiatry residency at UTSW. During her residency, she was the recipient of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry Fellowship, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law’s Rappeport Fellowship, and the Association for Academic Psychiatry Fellowship Award, along with the Residency Education Committee Award for Excellence and the Outstanding Resident Contribution to Medical Student Education Award at UTSW. After graduation, Dr. Baker completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Baker currently serves as an Associate Dean for Student Affairs for the medical school and leads the Mental Health, Policy, and Law area of concentration for the psychiatry residency program. She previously served as the Psychiatry Clerkship Director at UTSW. As a faculty member, she has won the UTSW Faculty Medical Student Education Award in the Department of Psychiatry and the Association for Academic Psychiatry Early Career Development Award. Dr. Baker’s academic interests include forensic psychiatry, community psychiatry, advocacy, and medical education. She is board certified in psychiatry and in forensic psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.​​

Education & Training
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2014-2018), Psychiatry
  • Other Post Graduate Training - UT Medical Branch at Galveston (2011-2013)
  • Fellowship - Yale School of Medicine, Division of Law and Psychiatry (2018-2019), Forensic Psychiatry
  • Medical School - UT Medical Branch at Galveston (2009-2014), Medicine
  • Graduate School - UT Medical Branch at Galveston (2011-2013), Medical Education
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (2016)
  • Association for Academic Psychiatry (2016)
  • American Psychiatric Association (2014)
  • Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians (2014)
  • American Medical Association (2009)
  • Texas Medical Association (2009)
Books & Publications