Robert Baker

Robert D. Baker

Robert D. Baker MD, PhD

UBMD Pediatrics


Pediatric Gastroenterology; Pediatrics


Professional Summary:

Dr. Robert D. Baker obtained his BA at Harvard University, MD at Temple University School of Medicine, PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the Combined Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children‘s Hospital of Boston. Dr. Baker has worked in Africa and established two new programs in Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina before coming to Buffalo.

He has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals, chapters, and reviews and has edited four medical textbooks. Dr. Baker is nationally recognized as a leader in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and frequently serves as a contact person in these areas for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been listed as a Best Doctor continuously since 1996.

Dr. Baker sees patients, performs procedures and directs research. He is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.


Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:



UBMD Pediatrics Outpatient Center
University Commons
1404 Sweet Home Road
Suite 5
Amherst, NY 14228
Office Hours: Monday, Thursday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Phone: (716) 323-0080
Fax: (716) 323-0295
Accepting new patients

UBMD Pediatrics Outpatient Center
Southwestern Office Park
4535 Southwestern Blvd.
Suite 712
Hamburg, NY 14075
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Phone: (716) 323-0080
Fax: (716) 323-0295
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:

  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Coventry
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Independent Health Medisource
  • Lifetime Benefit Solutions / RMSCO
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • Preferred Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • WellCare
  • Workers Comp
  • YourCare

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Education and Training:

  • PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984)
  • Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Boston Children‘s Hospital (1984)
  • Clinical Fellowship, Nutrition, Boston Children‘s Hospital (1982)
  • Research Fellowship, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Boston Children's Hospital (1982)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1975)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1973)
  • MD, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine (1972)
  • BA, English, Harvard University, cum laude (1968)

Awards and Honors:

  • American Physiological Society: Distinction in Scholarship - 'Gut microbiome may contribute to insulin resistance and systemic inflammation in obese rodents: a meta-analysis' (2018)
  • Hepatology (Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases): 2nd Most Cited Paper Published in 2013 (2014)
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: America‘s Top Doctors (2013-2017)
  • Best Doctors in America (1998-2012 )
  • Daniel James Gasparini Research Fellow in Hepatology (1985-1986)

Research Profile:

This UBMD clinician teaches at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about this clinician’s research and teaching activities. View credentials, publications, professional involvement and more.