Biography

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.

Education

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

Research Interest

  • Epithelial Transport
  • Renal development
  • Tubular disorders

Publications

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Developmental changes in renal tubular transport-an overview.
Gattineni J, Baum M Pediatr. Nephrol. 2013 Nov
Regulation of Renal Phosphate Transport by FGF23 is Mediated by FGFR1 and FGFR4.
Gattineni J, Alphonse P, Zhang Q, Mathews N, Bates CM, Baum M Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2013 Nov
Glucocorticoids Reduce Renal NHE8 Expression.
Joseph C, Gattineni J, Dwarakanath V, Baum M Physiol Rep 2013 Aug 1 2
Hemolytic uremic syndrome: it is not always what it seems.
Baum M Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2013 Apr 25 2 201-2
Kidney-specific WNK1 regulates sodium reabsorption and potassium secretion in mouse cortical collecting duct.
Cheng CJ, Baum M, Huang CL Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2013 Feb 304 4 F397-402
Prenatal programming of hypertension induces sympathetic overactivity in response to physical stress.
Mizuno M, Siddique K, Baum M, Smith SA Hypertension 2013 Jan 61 1 180-6
Proximal tubule Na+/H+ exchanger activity in adult NHE8-/-, NHE3-/-, and NHE3-/-/NHE8-/- mice.
Baum M, Twombley K, Gattineni J, Joseph C, Wang L, Zhang Q, Dwarakanath V, Moe OW Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2012 Dec 303 11 F1495-502
The Drosophila NKCC Ncc69 is required for normal renal tubule function.
Rodan AR, Baum M, Huang CL Am. J. Physiol., Cell Physiol. 2012 Oct 303 8 C883-94
A 17-year-old male with nephrotic syndrome and diffuse adenopathy: questions.
Scheid LM, Joseph C, Sutton L, Baum M Pediatr. Nephrol. 2012 Oct 27 10 1889-90, 1891-3
Genetic disorders of phosphate regulation.
Gattineni J, Baum M Pediatr. Nephrol. 2012 Sep 27 9 1477-87

Books

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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
    (1998-2018)
  • 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