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Robert Baron, MD

500 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of California, San Francisco M.D. Medicine 1978
University of California, San Francisco Residency School of Medicine

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Hauer KE, Cate OT, Boscardin CK, Iobst W, Holmboe ES, Chesluk B, Baron RB, O'Sullivan PS. Ensuring Resident Competence: A Narrative Review of the Literature on Group Decision Making to Inform the Work of Clinical Competency Committees. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 May; 8(2):156-64.

Fordis M, King JE, Bonaduce de Nigris F, Morrow R, Baron RB, Kues JR, Norton JC, Kessler H, Mazmanian PE, Colburn L. Dissemination of Evidence From Systematic Reviews Through Academic CME Providers: A Feasibility Study. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2016; 36(2):104-12.

Turco MG, Baron RB. Observations on the 2016 World Congress on Continuing Professional Development: Advancing Learning and Care in the Health Professions. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2016; 36 Suppl 1:S4-7.

Rosenbluth G, Tabas JA, Baron RB. In Reply to Oyler et al. Acad Med. 2016 Jan; 91(1):8.

Rosenbluth G, Tabas JA, Baron RB. What's in It for Me? Maintenance of Certification as an Incentive for Faculty Supervision of Resident Quality Improvement Projects. Acad Med. 2016 Jan; 91(1):56-9.

Stanley M, O'Brien B, Julian K, Jain S, Cornett P, Hollander H, Baron RB, Kohlwes RJ. Is Training in a Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Associated with a Career in Primary Care Medicine? J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Sep; 30(9):1333-8.

Hauer KE, Chesluk B, Iobst W, Holmboe E, Baron RB, Boscardin CK, Cate OT, O'Sullivan PS. Reviewing residents' competence: a qualitative study of the role of clinical competency committees in performance assessment. Acad Med. 2015 Aug; 90(8):1084-92.

Rosenbluth G, Garritson S, Green AL, Milev D, Vidyarthi AR, Auerbach AD, Baron RB. Achieving Hand Hygiene Success With a Partnership Between Graduate Medical Education, Hospital Leadership, and Physicians. Am J Med Qual. 2016 Nov; 31(6):577-583.

Baron RB, Rosenbluth G, Green AL, Vidyarthi AR. In reply to Sedgh. Acad Med. 2014 Oct; 89(10):1316.

Nestle M, Baron RB. Nutrition in medical education: from counting hours to measuring competence. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 174(6):843-4.

Baron RB. In reply to Walsh. Acad Med. 2014 May; 89(5):698.

Jackson A, Baron RB, Jaeger J, Liebow M, Plews-Ogan M, Schwartz MD. Addressing the nation's physician workforce needs: The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) recommendations on graduate medical education reform. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Nov; 29(11):1546-51.

Baron RB, Davis NL, Davis DA, Headrick LA. Teaching for quality: where do we go from here? Am J Med Qual. 2014 May-Jun; 29(3):256-8.

Vidyarthi AR, Green AL, Rosenbluth G, Baron RB. Engaging residents and fellows to improve institution-wide quality: the first six years of a novel financial incentive program. Acad Med. 2014 Mar; 89(3):460-8.

Vidyarthi AR, Hamill T, Green AL, Rosenbluth G, Baron RB. Changing resident test ordering behavior: a multilevel intervention to decrease laboratory utilization at an academic medical center. Am J Med Qual. 2015 Jan-Feb; 30(1):81-7.

Baron RB. Eat more fibre. BMJ. 2013; 347:f7401.

Baron RB. Can we achieve public accountability for graduate medical education outcomes? Acad Med. 2013 Sep; 88(9):1199-201.

Baron RB. Should we all be vegetarians? JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 8; 173(13):1238-9.

Iglehart JK, Baron RB. Maintenance of certification. N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 28; 368(13):1262-3.

Iglehart JK, Baron RB. Ensuring physicians' competence--is maintenance of certification the answer? N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 27; 367(26):2543-9.

Steinman MA, Landefeld CS, Baron RB. Industry support of CME--are we at the tipping point? N Engl J Med. 2012 Mar 22; 366(12):1069-71.

Tabas JA, Baron RB. Commercial funding of accredited continuing medical education. BMJ. 2012; 344:e810.

Julian K, Riegels NS, Baron RB. Perspective: Creating the next generation of general internists: a call for medical education reform. Acad Med. 2011 Nov; 86(11):1443-7.

Vidyarthi AR, Baron RB. Financial incentives for residents and fellows: a disruptive innovation to drive quality improvement. Acad Med. 2011 Nov; 86(11):1338.

Tabas JA, Boscardin C, Jacobsen DM, Steinman MA, Volberding PA, Baron RB. Clinician attitudes about commercial support of continuing medical education: results of a detailed survey. Arch Intern Med. 2011 May 9; 171(9):840-6.

Baron RB. Telling patients they are overweight or obese: an insult or an effective intervention?: comment on "The influence of physician acknowledgment of patients' weight status on patient perceptions of overweight and obesity in the United States". Arch Intern Med. 2011 Feb 28; 171(4):321-2.

Janson SL, McGrath KW, Covington JK, Baron RB, Lazarus SC. Objective airway monitoring improves asthma control in the cold and flu season: a cluster randomized trial. Chest. 2010 Nov; 138(5):1148-55.

Mookherjee S, Vidyarthi AR, Ranji SR, Maselli J, Wachter RM, Baron RB. Potential unintended consequences due to Medicare's "no pay for errors" rule? A randomized controlled trial of an educational intervention with internal medicine residents. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Oct; 25(10):1097-101.

Davis DA, Baron RB, Grichnik K, Topulos GP, Agus ZS, Dorman T. Commentary: CME and its role in the academic medical center: increasing integration, adding value. Acad Med. 2010 Jan; 85(1):12-5.

Steinman MA, Boscardin CK, Aguayo L, Baron RB. Commercial influence and learner-perceived bias in continuing medical education. Acad Med. 2010 Jan; 85(1):74-9.

van der Velden T, Van HN, Quoc HN, Van HN, Baron RB. Continuing medical education in Vietnam: new legislation and new roles for medical schools. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2010; 30(2):144-8.

Janson SL, Cooke M, McGrath KW, Kroon LA, Robinson S, Baron RB. Improving chronic care of type 2 diabetes using teams of interprofessional learners. Acad Med. 2009 Nov; 84(11):1540-8.

Robinson S, Baron RB, Cooper B, Janson S. Does health service use in a diabetes management program contribute to health disparities at a facility level? Optimizing resources with demographic predictors. Popul Health Manag. 2009 Jun; 12(3):139-47.

Friesen LD, Vidyarthi AR, Baron RB, Katz PP. Factors associated with intern fatigue. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Dec; 23(12):1981-6.

Steinman MA, Baron RB. Rebuttal: Is CME a drug-promotion tool?: YES. Can Fam Physician. 2007 Nov; 53(11):1877, 1878-9.

Steinman MA, Baron RB. Is continuing medical education a drug-promotion tool?: YES. Can Fam Physician. 2007 Oct; 53(10):1650-7.

Lai CJ, Aagaard E, Brandenburg S, Nadkarni M, Wei HG, Baron R. Brief report: Multiprogram evaluation of reading habits of primary care internal medicine residents on ambulatory rotations. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 May; 21(5):486-9.

Lai C, Julian K, Baron R. Teaching chronic disease management to interdisciplinary medical learners. Med Educ. 2005 Nov; 39(11):1162-3.

Auerbach AD, Wachter RM, Katz P, Showstack J, Baron RB, Goldman L. Implementation of a voluntary hospitalist service at a community teaching hospital: improved clinical efficiency and patient outcomes. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Dec 3; 137(11):859-65.

Baron R, Baron Y, Disbrow E, Roberts TP. Activation of the somatosensory cortex during Abeta-fiber mediated hyperalgesia. A MSI study. Brain Res. 2000 Jul 14; 871(1):75-82.

Pérez-Stable EJ, Halliday R, Gardiner PS, Baron RB, Hauck WW, Acree M, Coates TJ. The effects of propranolol on cognitive function and quality of life: a randomized trial among patients with diastolic hypertension. Am J Med. 2000 Apr 1; 108(5):359-65.

Baron R, Baron Y, Disbrow E, Roberts TP. Brain processing of capsaicin-induced secondary hyperalgesia: a functional MRI study. Neurology. 1999 Aug 11; 53(3):548-57.

Baron R, Levine JD, Fields HL. Causalgia and reflex sympathetic dystrophy: does the sympathetic nervous system contribute to the generation of pain? Muscle Nerve. 1999 Jun; 22(6):678-95.

Fields HL, Rowbotham M, Baron R. Postherpetic neuralgia: irritable nociceptors and deafferentation. Neurobiol Dis. 1998 Oct; 5(4):209-27.

Reynolds E, Baron RB. Hypertension in women and the elderly. Some puzzling and some expected findings of treatment studies. Postgrad Med. 1996 Oct; 100(4):58-63, 67-70.

Pérez-Stable EJ, Coates TJ, Baron RB, Biró BS, Hauck WW, McHenry KS, Gardiner PS, Feigal D. Comparison of a lifestyle modification program with propranolol use in the management of diastolic hypertension. J Gen Intern Med. 1995 Aug; 10(8):419-28.

Browner WS, Baron RB, Solkowitz S, Adler LJ, Gullion DS. Physician management of hypercholesterolemia. A randomized trial of continuing medical education. West J Med. 1994 Dec; 161(6):572-8.

Walsh JM, Baron RB, Browner WS. Predictors of screening for hypercholesterolemia in a general internal medicine practice. West J Med. 1993 Apr; 158(4):359-63.

Hulley SB, Newman TB, Grady D, Garber AM, Baron RB, Browner WS. Should we be measuring blood cholesterol levels in young adults? JAMA. 1993 Mar 17; 269(11):1416-9.

Katz MH, Baron RB, Grady D. Risk stratification of ambulatory patients suspected of Pneumocystis pneumonia. Arch Intern Med. 1991 Jan; 151(1):105-10.

Cummings SR, Block G, McHenry K, Baron RB. Evaluation of two food frequency methods of measuring dietary calcium intake. Am J Epidemiol. 1987 Nov; 126(5):796-802.

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