Valerie Baker is director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Telinde-Wallach Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include general infertility, assisted reproductive technology (in vitro fertilization) and primary ovarian insufficiency.
Dr. Baker received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a master's degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She then served on the faculty at UCSF, University of Washington and Stanford before joining Johns Hopkins. Dr. Baker is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Dr. Baker is vice president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), the primary professional organization that oversees the practice of assisted reproductive technology in the United States. She has held other key national leadership roles, such as president of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and chair of the SART Research Committee. She is an associate editor for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and for Human Reproduction. Dr. Baker has published more than 60 peer-reviewed research articles on topics related to fertility including stimulation protocols in assisted reproductive technology, factors affecting success with fertility treatment, and biomarkers of ovarian reserve (egg supply). Her current research focuses on health outcomes for women and their offspring following fertility treatment.