Robert Baker

Robert D. Baker

Robert D. Baker MD, PhD

UBMD Pediatrics


Pediatric Gastroenterology; Pediatrics

Not accepting new patients


Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:


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)
  • Best Doctors in America (1998-2012 )
  • Daniel James Gasparini Research Fellow in Hepatology (1985-1986)
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: America‘s Top Doctors (2013-2017)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician’s research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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