Dr. Michel Baum received his BS and MD degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles. 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, where he was a research fellow at the Cardiovascular Research Institute. Since completion of his fellowship he has been at UT Southwestern Medical Center , where he is a Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He also holds the Sara M. and Charles E. Seay Chair in Pediatric Research.

Dr. Baum 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 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 more than150 publications.


Uni of California (UCLA) (1974), Chemistry
Medical School
Uni of California (UCLA) (1978), Medicine

Research Interest

  • Epithelial Transport
  • Renal development
  • Tubular disorders


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Progression of chronic kidney disease in children.
Baum M, Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2018 04 30 2 216-219
Suppression of microRNA Activity in Kidney Collecting Ducts Induces Partial Loss of Epithelial Phenotype and Renal Fibrosis.
Hajarnis S, Yheskel M, Williams D, Brefort T, Glaudemans B, Debaix H, Baum M, Devuyst O, Patel V, J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 2018 Feb 29 2 518-531
Effect of renal denervation on urine angiotensinogen excretion in prenatally programmed rats.
Mansuri A, Legan SK, Jain J, Alhamoud I, Gattineni J, Baum M Physiol Rep 2017 Nov 5 20
Transient enalapril attenuates the reduction in glomerular filtration rate in prenatally programmed rats.
Mansuri A, Elmaghrabi A, Alhamoud I, Legan SK, Gattineni J, Baum M Physiol Rep 2017 Apr 5 8
Inherited disorders of tubular transport.
Baum M Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2017 Jan
Use of continuous renal replacement therapy in salicylate toxicity: A case report and review of the literature.
Papacostas MF, Hoge M, Baum M, Davila SZ Heart Lung 2016 Aug
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


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Honors & Awards

  • Chair, Ad Hoc Promotion and Tenure Committee
    UT Southwestern (2018)
  • Editorial Board
    Pediatric Nephrology (2018)
  • Best Pediatric Specialists
    D Magazine (2013-2016)
  • Texas Super Doctors
    Texas Monthly (2007-2018)
  • Renal Physiology Star Reviewer Award
    The American Journal of Physiology (2005)
  • Renal Editor
    Current Opinion in Pediatrics (2004-2018)
  • Editorial Board
    American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology (2001-2018)
  • Best Doctors In America
  • National Institutes of Health Study Section Member
  • NIH Study Section for NIDDK
    DDKD Study Section - Permanent 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