Biography

Norberto Rodríguez-Báez, M.D., received his Bachelor in Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico in 1990. He graduated in 1994 from the University of Puerto Rico – School of Medicine in San Juan, PR. He completed his pediatric residency at the University Pediatric Hospital – University of Puerto Rico in 1997 and served as Chief Resident from 1997-98. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Stanford University Medical Center / Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in 2001.

He is board-certified in General Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, and Transplant Hepatology. His research interests include hepatology and teaching. Currently, he is participating in NIH-sponsored studies on viral hepatitis, and acute liver failure. He has authored or co-authored several scientific publications. He is the director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at UT Southwestern and also serves as the director of pediatric gastroenterology resident and medical student education.

He has received several awards for his outstanding performance as teacher. He served as chair of the International Committee of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrion (NASPGHAN) from 2009-2012. He is member of the NASPGHAN Executive Committee as one of the elected Councilors (2013-16). He is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern.

Education

Medical School
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1994)
Residency
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1997), Pediatrics
Residency
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1998), Pediatrics
Fellowship
Stanford University (2001), Pediatric Gastroenterology

Research Interest

  • Liver Failure
  • Steatohepatitis
  • Viral Hepatitis

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Management of Esophageal Strictures in Children.
Rodriguez-Baez N, Andersen JM Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol 2003 Oct 6 5 417-425
Adenovirus ascending cholangiohepatitis.
Br√ľndler MA, Rodriguez-Baez N, Jaffe R, Weinberg AG, Rogers BB Pediatr. Dev. Pathol. 2003 Mar-Apr 6 2 156-9
Astrovirus, adenovirus, and rotavirus in hospitalized children: prevalence and association with gastroenteritis.
Rodriguez-Baez N, O'Brien R, Qiu SQ, Bass DM J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2002 Jul 35 1 64-8
Mortality rate correlated with the number of pediatric liver transplants performed at a center.
Cox K, Rodriguez-Baez N, Nasr A, Esquivel C Transplant. Proc. 2001 Feb-Mar 33 1-2 1512-3

Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2010) (2013-2014) (2016) (2018)
  • Outstanding Faculty Award
    Awarded by the Pediatric housestaff to the most outstanding faculty in teaching and patient care (2004)
  • Outstanding Faculty Award
    Awarded by the Pediatric housestaff to the most outstanding faculty in teaching and patient care (2003)
  • Outstanding Fellow Award
    Awarded by the Department of Pediatrics to the most outstanding fellow in teaching to pediatric housestaff at Stanford University (2000)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • NASPGHAN, Clinical Practice Committee (2013-2016)
  • NASPGHAN, Councilor and Executive Committee Member (2013-2016)
  • NASPGHAN, Hepatology Committee (2013-2016)
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology (2003)
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2000)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (1997)