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.


Medical School
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center (1978)
Yale-New Haven Hospital (1981), Pediatrics
University of California at San Francisco (1982), Pediatric Nephrology
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (1984), Pediatric Nephrology

Research Interest

  • Epithelial Transport
  • Renal development
  • Tubular disorders


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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
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


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Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists, D Magazine
  • Texas Super Doctors, Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Renal Physiology Star Reviewer Award, The American Journal of Physiology
  • Best Doctors In America
  • 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