Craig Baker, MD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.
- Name: Craig Baker, MD
- Hometown: Omaha
- Title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Pediatrics and the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation
- Newborn screening program implementation
- Computational analysis of medically significant genetic variation
- Correlation of genotype with biochemical phenotypes
- Therapeutics for single gene disorders
How I fell in love with genetics and metabolism: I majored in computer science before attending medical school at Creighton University. This sparked a desire to utilize programming in medicine and drew me to genetics. While training in a combined pediatrics-medical genetics residency, I discovered my passion for the diagnostic work-up and treatment of patients with inborn errors of metabolism. The most rewarding experiences have been the ability to intervene in management. This is a specialty of rare and difficult diagnoses that allows opportunities to help patients and their families in their journey.
- MD, Creighton University, Omaha, 2015
- Residency, pediatrics-medical genetics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2019
- Fellowship, medical biochemical genetics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 2020
- American College of Medical Genetics
- Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders
- American Medical Association
Three things people may not know about me:
- I am a poor trip planner, but a good travel companion.
- Despite having no team from Nebraska, the NBA is my favorite league.
- I still play video games with my college friends.
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