Biography

Dr. Michel Baum received his BS and MD degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles, USA. He performed his internship and residency at Yale University School of Medicine and his fellowship in nephrology at the University of California at San Francisco, USA, where he was a research fellow at the Cardiovascular Research Institute. Since completion of his fellowship he has been at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and Director of Pediatric Nephrology. He also holds the Sara M. and Charles E. Seay Chair in Pediatric Research. He is a member of a number of national societies including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Society of Nephrology and International Pediatric Nephrology Association. He has served as a member of the General Medicine B Study Section and the DDKD Study Section for the NIH. Dr. Baum’s research primarily examines the maturational changes that occur in renal tubular transport during development. He has described many changes in transporters that explain the physiologic difference between the neonatal kidney and the adult kidney. His other research interests include the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of hereditary defects in tubular transport such as X-linked hypophosphatemia. He is currently also investigating the cause for hypertension inpatients with a prenatal insult that are small for gestational age. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health. He has contributed to over 150 publications.

Education

Medical School
University of California, Los Angeles (1978)
Residency
Yale-New Haven Hospital (1981), Pediatrics
Fellowship
University of California at San Francisco (1982), Pediatric Nephrology
Fellowship
University of California at San Francisco (1984), Pediatric Nephrology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Tubular Disorders RTA
  • Research Interest

    • Epithelial Transport
    • Renal development
    • Tubular disorders

    Publications

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    Neonatal nephrology.
    Baum M Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2016 Apr 28 2 170-2
    Role of renal sympathetic nerve activity in prenatal programming of hypertension.
    Baum M Pediatr. Nephrol. 2016 Mar
    Luminal angiotensin II stimulates rat medullary thick ascending limb chloride transport in the presence of basolateral norepinephrine.
    Baum M Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2016 Feb 310 4 F294-9
    Two Inwardly Rectifying Potassium Channels, Irk1 and Irk2, Play Redundant Roles in Drosophila Renal Tubule Function.
    Wu Y, Baum M, Huang CL, Rodan AR Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. 2015 Jul ajpregu.00148.2015
    Overview of polycystic kidney disease in children.
    Baum M Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2015 Apr 27 2 184-5
    mTORC2 regulates renal tubule sodium uptake by promoting ENaC activity.
    Gleason CE, Frindt G, Cheng CJ, Ng M, Kidwai A, Rashmi P, Lang F, Baum M, Palmer LG, Pearce D J. Clin. Invest. 2015 Jan 125 1 117-28
    Transient Exposure of Enalapril Normalizes Prenatal Programming of Hypertension and Urinary Angiotensinogen Excretion.
    Mansuri A, Elmaghrabi A, Legan SK, Gattineni J, Baum M PLoS ONE 2015 10 12 e0146183
    Effect of Prenatal Programming and Postnatal Rearing on Glomerular Filtration Rate in Adult Rats.
    Lozano G, Elmaghrabi A, Salley J, Siddique K, Gattineni J, Baum M Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2014 Dec ajprenal.00593.2014
    STE20/SPS1-related Proline/alanine-rich Kinase (SPAK) is Critical for Sodium Reabsorption in Isolated Perfused Thick Ascending Limb.
    Cheng CJ, Yoon J, Baum M, Huang CL Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2014 Dec ajprenal.00493.2013
    Renal NHE Expression and Activity in Neonatal NHE3 and NHE8 Null Mice.
    Pirojsakul K, Gattineni J, Dwarakanath V, Baum M Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2014 Nov ajprenal.00492.2014

    Books

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    Honors & Awards

    • Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas, D Magazine
      (2015)
    • Texas Super Doctors, Texas Monthly Magazine
      (2015)
    • Renal Physiology Star Reviewer Award, The American Journal of Physiology
      (2005)
    • Best Doctors In America
      (1998-2015)
    • National Institutes of Health Study Section Member

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Alpha Omega Alpha
    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American Society for Clinical Investigation
    • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
    • Association of American Physicians
    • International Pediatric Nephrology Association
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Society for Pediatric Research