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.


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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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
Effect of Postnatal Maternal Protein Intake on Prenatal Programming of Hypertension.
Siddique K, Guzman GL, Gattineni J, Baum M Reprod Sci 2014 Apr
The bone kidney axis.
Baum M Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2014 Apr 26 2 177-9
Blood pressure abnormalities in children with sickle cell anemia.
Becker AM, Goldberg JH, Henson M, Ahn C, Tong L, Baum M, Buchanan GR Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014 Mar 61 3 518-22
Enalapril attenuates the exaggerated sympathetic response to physical stress in prenatally programmed hypertensive rats.
Mizuno M, Lozano G, Siddique K, Baum M, Smith SA Hypertension 2014 Feb 63 2 324-9


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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