Susan Baker

Susan S. Baker

Susan S. Baker MD, PhD

UBMD Pediatrics


Liver (Hepatology); Nutrition; Pediatric Gastroenterology; Pediatrics


Professional Summary:

Dr. Susan S. Baker obtained her BS at the University of Pittsburgh, MD at Temple University School of Medicine, and PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo and her fellowship in gastroenterology at the Combined Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children‘s Hospital of Boston. Dr. Baker 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.

She has published many peer-reviewed articles, chapters, reviews, edited four medical textbooks and one non-medical book. Dr. Baker is recognized as a leader in the field, having served as the Chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Nutrition, the Chairperson of the American Board of Pediatrics, sub-board of Gastroenterology and numerous other national and international advisory groups including the Institute of Medicine, USDA and the FDA representative to the CODEX expert committee on infant formula. She has been listed as a Best Doctor continuously since 1996.

Dr. Baker sees patients, performs procedures, directs research, and serves as the Laboratory Director for the Gastroenterology Laboratory at Oishei Children‘s Hospital. She is the Director for the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program and is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.


Liver (Hepatology), Nutrition, 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:

  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Harvard Medical School (1984)
  • Clinical Fellowship, Nutrition, Harvard Medical School (1982)
  • Research Fellowship, Nutrition, Harvard Medical School (1982)
  • PhD, Human Nutrition, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1982)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1975)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1973)
  • MD, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine (1972)
  • BA, Biology, University of Pittsburgh, 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)
  • Food and Drug Administration: Advisory Service Award (2005)
  • American Gastroenterology Association: Obesity Program Moderator (2004)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Award for Service (2001)
  • American Board of Pediatrics Honor (2000)
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition: Service Award (1997)
  • American Gastroenterology Association: Nutrition Program Moderator (1995)
  • American Health Magazine: Best Doctors in America (1996-Present)
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: America‘s Top Doctors (2013-2017)
  • Society of Cwens (Lambda Sigma Honor Society)

Research Profile:

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