I believe that successful treatment of an illness requires a collaborative approach between a patient and a healthcare provider, and that the keys to good health include preventative behaviors such as good diet and exercise habits. I also believe there is much to be learned about medicine and disease prevention in the developing world, where I am currently pursuing numerous global health projects.
Specialties and Expertise
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Primary Care
- Global Health
- Gestational Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Endocrine Conditions In Pregnancy
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Disease
Dr. Baker is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Attending Endocrinologist at Cornell Medical College in New York. He is a graduate of Emory University College and Medical School. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at New York University and a fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Baker, who himself has type 1 diabetes, has interests which include disease management through education and lifestyle interventions, prevention of type 1 diabetes, and the impact of diabetes on international health. Dr. Baker is involved in numerous global health diabetes projects, and has founded the non-profit organization "Marjorie's Fund" (www.marjoriesfund.org), a type 1 diabetes global initiative dedicated to education, care, and research of type 1 diabetes in the developing world. Dr. Baker also serves as a contributing author to The Medical Letter and contributing editor to dLife.com.
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
Guest Lecturer, Annual Meeting of the Global Diabetes Alliance, "Global Impact of Type 2 Diabetes", (02/12, Istanbul, Turkey).
Lecturer at Global Diabetes Alliance conference. "Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa" (10/10, Cairo, Egypt).
Grand Rounds Lecturer, Division of Endocrinology, Weill Cornell Medical College, "Diabetes in the Developing World" (05/10, New York, NY).
Grand Rounds Lecturer, Division of Infectious Diseases, Weill Cornell Medical College, "Hypogonadism in HIV/AIDS patients" (02/10, New York, NY).
Grand Rounds Lecturer, Division of Endocrinology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, "Global Diabetes Initiative" (11/09, Bronx, NY).
Guest lecturer at Association of Clinical Physicians annual conference. "Multiple small feedings of the mind: Diabetes" (4/07, San Diego, CA).
Travel Award Recipient, Endocrine Fellows Foundation Diabetes Conference (10/06, Phoenix, AZ).
Travel Award Recipient, Endocrine Fellows Foundation Diabetes Conference (3/06, San Antonio, TX).
First-place winner of an essay competition (Snapshots of September) hosted by the Atlanta Medical Association (2/02).
Travel award recipient, Southern Section of the American Federation of Researchers meeting (11/01, New Orleans, LA).
Wright-Bentley Medical Scholarship recipient (10/01, Atlanta, GA).
Helen Dobbs Medical Scholarship (8/01, Atlanta, GA).
Irene Woodruff Medicine Scholarship (8/01, Atlanta, GA).
Travel award recipient, ACP conference (4/01, New Orleans, LA).
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism)
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Assistant Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education and Training
- M.D., Emory University School of Medicine, 2002
- B.S., Emory University, 1998
Insurance Plans Accepted
The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.
* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.
- AETNA - HMO
- AETNA - PPO
- Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
- Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
- * CIGNA
- * Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
- * Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
- * Medicare
- Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
- * Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
- * Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
- Rockefeller University - Trustmark
- * United Empire
- United Healthcare
- * United Healthcare Compass
- WorldWide Medical
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