Dr. M. Douglas Baker is a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is recognized internationally for his research into the management of fever in infants.
Dr. Baker serves as director of pediatric emergency medicine and vice president of community outreach at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
Throughout his career, Dr. Baker has been a leader in the field of pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Baker has held leadership roles in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association and the Society for Pediatric Research, among other organizations.
He is the recipient of a number of awards including the Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award for Excellence at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for six consecutive years and the National Institute of Emergency Care Instructional Excellence Award. He also was named the 2014 recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the field of pediatric medicine, with regards to the evaluation and management of fever in infants.
Dr. Baker started his career at Johns Hopkins in 1984. He later served as director of medical services and chief of pediatric emergency medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and as chief of pediatric emergency services at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital before returning to Hopkins in 2010.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College, Dr. Baker earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Baker performed a fellowship in newborn critical care medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.