Raymond C. Baker, MD, has been a member of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since 1979.
Baker is currently associate director and education section head of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics, where he teaches primary care pediatrics to pediatric and family medicine residents in the outpatient clinics and on the inpatient wards. He also teaches in the faculty development program. In addition, Baker is the project director of the Pediatric Primary Care Training program, a federal grant-funded program within the general pediatrics program.
Baker is the editor and principal author of two books, Pediatric Primary Care: Well-Child Care and Pediatric Primary Care: Ill-Child Care, published as companion volumes in March, 2001 by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. These books represent the expanded, second edition of his popular book, Handbook of Pediatric Primary Care, which premiered in 1996 and is used widely across the country as a pocket reference in pediatric primary care.
Baker earned both his undergraduate degree in chemistry and microbiology and his medical degree at The Ohio State University and then trained in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He taught in the Family Medicine program and consulted in pediatrics at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana before joining the faculty of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1979. Baker received a master's degree in education from the University of Cincinnati College of Education in 2001.
In collaboration with the College of Education at the University of Cincinnati, Baker and his colleagues in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics have developed an online master's degree in education for health care professionals, which has been offered nationally since the fall, 2002. This two-year, part-time distance learning course is tailored to physicians and other health care professionals who seek advanced graduate level training in medical education and educational research.