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
- Epithelial Transport
- Renal development
- Tubular disorders
- Kidney-specific WNK1 inhibits sodium reabsorption in the cortical thick ascending limb.
- Cheng CJ, Truong T, Baum M, Huang CL Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2012 Sep 303 5 F667-73
- Neonatal nephrology.
- Baum M Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2012 Apr 24 2 181-3
- Prenatal programming of rat cortical collecting tubule sodium transport.
- Cheng CJ, Lozano G, Baum M Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2012 Mar 302 6 F674-8
- Acid increases NHE8 surface expression and activity in NRK cells.
- Joseph C, Twombley K, Gattineni J, Zhang Q, Dwarakanath V, Baum M Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2012 Feb 302 4 F495-503
- Nucleotide Sequence of the Na+/H+ Exchanger-8 (NHE8) in Patients with Congenital Sodium Diarrhea.
- Baum M, Martin MG, Booth IW, Holmberg C, Twombley K, Zhang Q, Gattineni J, Moe O Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2011 Jun
- Regulation of Serum 1,25(OH)2Vitamin D3 levels by Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 is Mediated by FGF Receptors 3 and 4.
- Gattineni J, Twombley K, Goetz R, Mohammadi M, Baum M American journal of physiology. Renal physiology 2011 May F371-7
- Pediatric nephrology in the intensive care unit.
- Baum M Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2011 Apr 23 2 179-80
- Accidental and iatrogenic causes of acute kidney injury.
- Twombley K, Baum M, Gattineni J Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2011 Apr 23 2 208-14
- Evidence that prenatal programming of hypertension by dietary protein deprivation is mediated by fetal glucocorticoid exposure.
- Habib S, Gattineni J, Twombley K, Baum M Am. J. Hypertens. 2011 Jan 24 1 96-101
- Prenatal programming of hypertension in the rat: effect of postnatal rearing.
- Habib S, Zhang Q, Baum M Nephron Extra 2011 Jan 1 1 157-65
Renal Tubular Disorders. In Rudolph's Pediatrics, 23rd ed, Kline MW, Blaney SM, Giardino AP, Orange JS, Penny DJ, Schutze GE, Shekerdemian LS, eds.
Baum M (2018). New York, NY, McGraw-Hill Education; 470
Prenatal Programming of Hypertension, Kidney and Cardiovascular Disease. In Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology Neonatology Questions and Controversies, 3rd ed, Oh W, Baum M, eds.
Baum, M (2018). Philadelphia, PA, Elsevier; 139-150
Renal Transport of Sodium During Development. In Polin RA, Abman SH, Rowitch D, Benitz WE, eds. Fetal and Neonatal Physiology. 5th ed.
Baum M. (2016). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 1002-1010.
Renal Tubular Development. In Avner ED, Harmon WE, Niaudet P, Yoshikawa N, Emma F, Goldstein SL, eds. Pediatric Nephrology. 7th ed.
Baum M. (2016). Berlin: Springer; 61-96.
Water and electrolyte handling by the kidney. In Kher KK, Schnaper HW, Makker SP, eds. Clinical Pediatric Nephrology. 2nd ed.
Quan A, Quigley R, Satlin LM, Baum M. (2006). McGraw-Hill; 15-36.
Postnatal Renal Development. In Alpern RJ, Caplan MJ, Moe OW, eds. Seldin and Giebisch's The Kidney: Physiology and Pathophysiology. 5th ed.
Baum M, Gattineni J, Satlin LM. (2013). Elsevier; 911-932.
Renal Tubular Disorders. In Rudolph CD, Rudolph AM, Lister G, First LR, Gershon AA, eds. Rudolph's Pediatrics. 22nd ed.
Baum M. (2011). McGraw-Hill; 1732-1737.
The Fanconi Syndrome. In Lifton RP, Somlo S, Giebisch GH, Seldin DW, eds. Genetic Diseases of the Kidney.
Moe OW, Seldin DW, Baum M. (2009). Elsevier; 171-198.
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
- 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