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Alan Nathaniel Baer, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

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443-444-4646

Main Location

Good Samaritan Professional Building

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Sjogren's Syndrome Center

Expertise

Myopathy, Rheumatology, Rheumatology, Consultative, Sjogren's Syndrome

Research Interests

Metabolic Myopathies; Sjogren's Syndrome

Biography

Dr. Alan Baer graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1978 and completed his post-graduate medical training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at the Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt University Hospitals. He was a faculty member at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, from 1986 to 2007, and served there as Chief of the Section of Rheumatology and Fellowship Program Director.

He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2007 and is currently Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Gout Clinic and the Jerome L. Greene Sjogren’s Syndrome Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also serves as Chief of Rheumatology and Clinical Director of the Johns Hopkins University Rheumatology Practice at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

Fellow, American College of Rheumatology
Fellow, American College of Physicians
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  • Education +

    Training

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ( Baltimore MD) (1978)

    Residencies

    • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine ( Nashville TN) (1981)

    Fellowships

    • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine / Rheumatology ( Nashville TN) (1983)
    • Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Nashville) ( Nashville TN) (1983)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Rheumatology (1984)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1981)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Baer is engaged in a number of research studies in the area of both Sjogren’s syndrome and gout. He was the principal investigator of the NIH subcontract to Johns Hopkins to conduct the Sjogren’s International Registry (SICCA) and enrolled 300 patients into the registry. The SICCA registry was utilized to develop the 2012 ACR classification criteria for Sjogren’s syndrome. It has also been a rich source of clinical data and biospecimens for research that Dr. Baer is conducting with colleagues at both Hopkins and the University of California-San Francisco. He is conducting a longitudinal observational study of patients with Sjogren’s syndrome and is directing a clinical trial of baminercept in Sjogren’s syndrome at Hopkins organized by the Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence. He is collaborating with Dr. Mara McAdams DeMarco (Bloomberg School of Public Health) on epidemiologic studies of gout, using the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities cohort, and with Dr. John Carrino (Department of Radiology) on the utility of dual energy computed tomography in gout.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Maynard JW, McAdams-Demarco MA, Law A, Kao L, Gelber AC, Coresh J, Baer AN. Racial Differences in Gout Incidence in a Population-Based Cohort: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24335384 
    2. McAdams-Demarco MA, Law A, Maynard JW, Coresh J, Baer AN. Risk factors for incident hyperuricemia during mid-adulthood in African American and White men and women enrolled in the ARIC cohort study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Dec 11;14(1):347. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24330409 
    3. Stojan G, Melia MT, Khandhar SJ, Illei P, Baer AN. Constrictive pleuropericarditis: a dominant clinical manifestation in Whipple's disease. BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Dec 9;13:579. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-579. PMID: 24321135 [PubMed - in process] Free Article
    4. Stojan G, Baer AN, Danoff SK. Pulmonary manifestations of Sjögren's syndrome. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2013 Aug;13(4):354-60. Review. PMID: 23797265 
    5. Shah M, Targoff IN, Rice MM, Miller FW, Rider LG; Brief report: ultraviolet radiation exposure is associated with clinical and autoantibody phenotypes in juvenile myositis. Childhood Myositis Heterogeneity Collaborative Study Group. Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Jul;65(7):1934-41. doi: 10.1002/art.37985. PMID: 23658122 
    6. Noninflammatory myopathies. Baer AN, Wortmann RL.; Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2013 May;39(2):457-79. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2013.02.006. Epub 2013 Mar 16. Review. PMID: 23597974
    7. American College of Rheumatology Audiovisual Aids Subcommittee. Winners of the 2012 American College of Rheumatology annual image competition. Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Apr;65(4):851-2. doi: 10.1002/art.37889. No abstract available. PMID: 23553704  
    8. Shah M, Mamyrova G, Targoff IN, Huber AM, Malley JD, Rice MM, Miller FW, Rider LG; The clinical phenotypes of the juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. Childhood Myositis Heterogeneity Collaborative Study Group. Medicine (Baltimore). 2013 Jan;92(1):25-41. doi: 10.1097/MD.0b013e31827f264d. PMID: 23263716 
    9. Baer AN, Zahr ZA, Khan S, Polydefkis M.; Acroosteolysis in diabetes mellitus. J Rheumatol. 2012 Dec;39(12):2364-5. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.120662. No abstract available. PMID: 23204315 
    10. Baer AN, Gourin CG, Westra WH, Cox DP, Greenspan JS, Daniels TE; Rare diagnosis of IgG4-related systemic disease by lip biopsy in an international Sjögren syndrome registry. Sjögren's International Collaborative Alliance. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2013 Mar;115(3):e34-9. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2012.07.485. Epub 2012 Nov 10 .PMID: 23146570 
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    Honors

    Phi Beta Kappa
    Alpha Omega Alpha

    Professional Activities

    Dr. Baer was a faculty member at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York from 1986 to 2007 and served as Chief of the Section of Rheumatology and Fellowship Program Director prior to his faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins.
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    Locations

    Good Samaritan Professional Building
    5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
    Russell Morgan Building Room 508
    Baltimore, MD 21239
    Phone: 443-444-4646
    Appointment Phone: 443-444-4646
    Fax: 410-630-7496
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center - 301 Building
    301 Mason Lord Drive
    Sjogrens Center
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-1887
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-1887
    Fax: 410-550-6255
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    Department/Division

    • Medicine - Clinical and Molecular Rheumatology

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