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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Effect of metabolic acidosis on neonatal proximal tubule acidification.
Twombley K, Gattineni J, Bobulescu IA, Dwarakanath V, Baum M Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. 2010 Nov 299 5 R1360-8
Renal Fanconi syndrome secondary to deferasirox: where there is smoke there is fire.
Baum M J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. 2010 Oct 32 7 525-6
Klotho: a novel phosphaturic substance acting as an autocrine enzyme in the renal proximal tubule.
Hu MC, Shi M, Zhang J, Pastor J, Nakatani T, Lanske B, Razzaque MS, Rosenblatt KP, Baum MG, Kuro-o M, Moe OW FASEB J. 2010 Sep 24 9 3438-50
Effect of prenatal dexamethasone on postnatal serum and urinary angiotensin II levels.
Dagan A, Gattineni J, Habib S, Baum M Am. J. Hypertens. 2010 Apr 23 4 420-4
Regulation of phosphate transport by fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23): implications for disorders of phosphate metabolism.
Gattineni J, Baum M Pediatr. Nephrol. 2010 Apr 25 4 591-601
Effect of catecholamines on rat medullary thick ascending limb chloride transport: interaction with angiotensin II.
Baum M Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. 2010 Apr 298 4 R954-8
Role of the kidney in the prenatal and early postnatal programming of hypertension.
Baum M Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2010 Feb 298 2 F235-47
FGF23 decreases renal NaPi-2a and NaPi-2c expression and induces hypophosphatemia in vivo predominantly via FGF receptor 1.
Gattineni J, Bates C, Twombley K, Dwarakanath V, Robinson ML, Goetz R, Mohammadi M, Baum M Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2009 Aug 297 2 F282-91
Prenatal programming of rat thick ascending limb chloride transport by low-protein diet and dexamethasone.
Dagan A, Habib S, Gattineni J, Dwarakanath V, Baum M Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. 2009 Jul 297 1 R93-9
Postnatal developmental renal physiology: a study of historic significance.
Baum M Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2009 Apr 296 4 F667-8

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