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Robert                         Baker

Robert D. Baker MD, PhD

Department of Pediatrics

Professor and Co-Chief, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center

Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Gastroenterology; Pediatrics

 
Professional Summary:

Dr. Robert D. Baker obtained his BA at Harvard University, MD at Temple University School of Medicine, PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the Combined Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children‘s Hospital of Boston. Dr. Baker has worked in Africa and established two new programs in Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina before coming to Buffalo. He has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals, chapters, and reviews and has edited four medical textbooks. Dr. Baker is nationally recognized as a leader in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and frequently serves as a contact person in these areas for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been listed as a Best Doctor continuously since 1996.
Dr. Baker sees patients, performs procedures, directs research, and serves as the Medical Director of the Variety 4 Procedure Area and the Tanner 8 Infusion Area. He is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984)
  • Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Boston Children‘s Hospital (1984)
  • Clinical Fellowship, Nutrition, Boston Children‘s Hospital (1982)
  • Research Fellowship, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Boston Children's Hospital (1982)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1975)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1973)
  • MD, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine (1972)
  • BA, English, Harvard University, cum laude (1968)
Employment:
  • Professor with Tenure, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2003-present)
  • Co-Chief, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2000-present)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2000-present)
  • Medical Director, Variety Four Procedure Area and Tanner Eight Infusion Area, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2000–2011)
  • Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2000–2003)
  • Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Medical University of South Carolina (1995–2000)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and College of Graduate Studies, Medical University of South Carolina (1993–2000)
  • Co-Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Medical University of South Carolina (1993–2000)
  • Co-Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1986–1993)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1986–1993)
  • Assistant, Gastroenterology, Boston Children‘s Hospital (1984–1986)
  • Instructor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (1984–1986)
  • Director, Outpatient Nutrition Support Service, Boston Children's Hospital (1984–1986)
  • Medical Officer, Bamalete Lutheran Hospital, Botswana (1977–1978)
  • Co-Director, Pediatrics, Charles Johnson Memorial Hospital, South Africa (1975–1977)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Hepatology (Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases): 2nd Most Cited Paper Published in 2013 (2014)
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: America‘s Top Doctors (2013-2017)
  • Best Doctors in America (1998-2012 )
  • Daniel James Gasparini Research Fellow in Hepatology (1985-1986)

Research Expertise:
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Hepatitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Nutrition
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2012–February 2015
    A Multicenter, Open Label Study to Evaluate the Safety of Entocort TM EC for the Treatment of Crohn‘s Disease in Pediatric Subjects Aged 5 to 17 Years, Inclusive
    AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $38,547
  • January 2012–February 2015
    A Multicenter, Open Label Study to Evaluate the Safety of Entocort TM EC for the Maintenance Treatment of Crohn‘s Disease in Pediatric Subjects Aged 5 to 17 Years, Inclusive
    AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $16,199

Journal Articles:
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Abstracts:
  • Jiao N, Baker SS, Chapa Rodriguez A, Liu W, Nugent CA, Tsompana M, Mastrandrea LD, Buck M, Baker RD, Genco RJ, Zhu R, Zhu L. Suppressed Hepatic Bile Acid Signaling Despite Elevated Production of Primary and Secondary Bile Acids in NAFLD. Gastroenterology. 2017; 152(5 S1).
  • Bhatia T, Baker SS, Liu W, Chapa-Rodriguez A, Baker RD, Lee TC, Zhu L. Secretory Frizzled Receptor Proteins and Liver Fibrosis in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Hepatology. 2016; 64(S1).
  • Wang B, Baker SS, Liu W, Wang H, Baker RD, Ross C, Zhu L. Retinoic Acid as a Factor in the Pathogenesis of NAFLD. Hepatology. 2016; 64(S1).
  • Abdou RM, Baker RD, Moya DA, Baker SS. Portal Inflammation and Fibrosis are More Advanced in Younger Children with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Hepatology. 2016; 64(S1).
  • Feng Q, Baker SS, Liu W, Arbizu RA, Aljomah G, Khatib M, Nugent CA, Baker RD, Hu Y, Zhu L. Combination of Geniposide and Chlorogenic Acid May Reverse NASH Pathogenesis by Improving Gut Barrier Function. Hepatology. 2014; 60(1).
  • Patel RA, Baker SS, Liu W, Desai S, Alkhouri RH, Kozielski R, Mastrandrea LD, Sarfraz S, Cai W, Vlassara H, Patel MS, Baker RD, Zhu L. Effect of Dietary Advanced Glycation End Products on Mouse Liver. PLoS ONE. 2012; 7(4).
  • Nugent CA, Martin P, Ma C, Baker RD, Baker SS. Impact of Psychological Distress in Relation to the Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in an Adolescent Population. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012; 45(E-1).
  • Sayej WN, Patel R, Baker RD, Baker SS. Terminal Ileal Disease and Positive ASCA IgA and IgG may be Predictors for Development of Phlegmons in Children with Crohn Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009; 49.
  • Sayej WN, Knight PK III, Baker RD, Baker SS. CLCX-10 is a Potential Maker for Autoimmune Hepatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009; 49.
  • Sayej WN, Patel RA, Baker RD, Tron E, Crawley AM, Baker SS. High Dose Acid Suppression Distinguishes Severe Reflux Esophagitis from Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Gastroenterol. 2008; 134.
  • Wanzer MB, Missert L, Wojtaszcyk A, Schimert J, Baker RD, Dunkle B, Baker SS. Use of an Interactive Multimedia Presentation to Improve Patient Understanding of Encoscopic Procedures and to Standardize the Informed Consent Process. Gastroenterol. 2007; 132.
  • Hashmi H, Baker SS, Baker RD, Tron E. Association of Eosinophilic Esophagitis with Furrows. Gastroenterol. 2007; 132.
  • Robayo CC, Adams B, Avery SE, Quezada R, Baker RD, Humaker B, Sterchi EE, Nichols BL, Baker SS. Characterizations of Substrate and Enzyme Specificity of Glucomylase Assays of Mucosal Starch Digestion with Determinations of Group and Single Biopsy Reference Values from 980 Unselected Pediatric Endoscopic Clinical Duodenal Biopsies. Gastroenterol. 2005; 128.
  • Nichols B, Quezada-Calvillo R, Robayo C, Avery S, Adams B, Baker RD, Baker SS, Lugenbuhl U. Kinetic Analysis of Starch Digestion Reveals Major Role of Sucrase-Isomaltase and Inhibition of Maltase-Glucoamylase by Maltotriose. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005; 41.
  • Lee JJ, Baker RD, Baker SS. Changing Incidence of Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Western New York: A Retrospective Study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005; 41.
  • Borowitz DS, Baker SS, Baker RD, Duffy LC, Fitzpatrick LK, McClure K. Stool Elastase-1 in Patients with CF: Misclassification of Patients as Having Insufficient Pancreatic Exocrine Function. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2002; 34(S24).
  • Marchand V, Stark T, Baker SS, Baker RD. A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Megestrol Acetate (Megace) in Malnourished Children with Cystic Fibrosis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1999; 29.
  • Marchand V, Sahai AV, Korpon M, Baker RD, Baker SS. Nutritional and Functional Outcomes of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy Tube Placement in Children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1999; 29.
  • Rao RK, Baker RD, Baker SS, Wagner C, Schluter A. Human Milk Inhibits Oxidative Stress-Induced Disruption of the CaCo-2 Epithelial Barrier Function. Gastroenterol. 1998; 114.
  • Rao RK, Baker SS, Baker RD, Schluter A. A Comparison of Formula and Human Milk Fortifier with Human Milk in the Protection of Intestinal Epithelium. Pediatr Res. 1998.
  • Gupta AD, Baker SS, Baker RD, Rao RK. Oxidant-Induced Disruption of the CaCo-2 Epithelial Barrier Function is Accompanied by a Dissociation of Occludin/ZO-1 Comples. Gastroenterol. 1997; 112.
  • Rao RK, Baker RD, Baker SS. Bovine Milk Inhibits Proteolytic Degradation of Epidermal Growth Factor in Human Gastric and Duodenal Fluids. Gastroenterol. 1997; 112.
  • Gupta AD, Baker RD, Baker SS, Rao RK. Hydrogen Peroxide, but Not Superoxide or Hydroxyl Anions, Disrupts the CaCo-2 Epithelial Barrier Function in a Tyrosine Phosphorylation-dependent Mechanism. Gastroenterol. 1997; 112.
  • Marchand V, Uflaker R, Baker SS, Baker RD. Congenital Hepatic Arterioportal Fistula Presenting in a Three Year Old with Loss of Weight and Diarrhea. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1997.
  • Marchand V, Baker SS, Baker RD. Pancreatitis and Common Bile Duct Stenosis as a Presenting Symptom of Kawasaki Syndrome. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1997.
  • Rao RK, Baker SS, Baker RD, Holycross M. Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Suppresses Oxidant Induced Protein Tyrosine Phosphorylation (PTP) in Caco-2 Cell Monolayers. Am J Physiol. 1996.
  • Rao RK, Baker SS, Baker RD, Holycross M. Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Delays Oxidant Induced Increases in Epithelial Permeability in Caco-2 Cell Monolayers. Gastroenterol. 1996; 110.
  • Baliga P, Sindhy R, Baker RD, Baker SS, Techlenburg F, Habib D, Rajagopalan P. Fulminant Hepatic Failure - A Single Center Experience. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1996; 23.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD, Rao RK, Molano I. Selenium Deficiency in Tissue Culture: Implications for Oxidative Metabolism. Gastroenterol. 1996; 110.
  • Baliga P, Cofer J, Reuben A, Baker RD, Baker SS, Rajagopalan P. Intestinal Transplant - An Early Experience. Transplantation. 1995.
  • Baker RD, LaRosa KB, Baker SS. Mechanism of PMN Disruption of GI-Tract Barrier Using Caco-2 Cells. Pediatr Res. 1993; 31.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD. CaCo-2 Cell Metabolism After Treatment with Menadione and t-Butylhydroperoxide. Gastroenterol. 1991; 100.
  • Baker RD, Baker SS, LaRosa K, Breitfeld P. Oxidant Injury and Barrier Function of the Ileal-like Cell Line, CaCo-2. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1991.
  • Baker RD, Baker SS, Crawford D. Ileum-like Human Cell Line (CaCo-2) Synthesizes mRNA for Enzymes to Protect Against O2 Damage. Gastroenterol. 1990; 98.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD. CaCo-2 Cell Damage by Oxygen Dependent Processes. Gastroenterol. 1990; 98.
  • Baker RD, Baker SS. Regulation of Glutathione Peroxidase (GPX) in Hep3B Human Hepatoma Cell Line. Pediatr Res. 1990; 27.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD. Selenium Deficiency Alters Hep3B Antioxidant Defense. Pediatr Res. 1990; 27.
  • Baker RD, Baker SS, Young M, Brennan L. Treatment of Constipation/Encopresis Results in Improved Behavior. Pediatr Res. 1989; 25.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD, Campbell C. Neonatal Fast Reduces Small Bowel Capacity to Metabolize Free Radicals. Pediatr Res. 1989; 25.
  • Baker RD, Baker SS. Regulation of Free Radical Metabolizing Enzymes in GI Tract of Fasted Neonatal Rabbit. Pediatr Res. 1989; 25.
  • Baker RD. Developmental Regulation of Neonatal Rabbit C-Reactive Protein Response. Gastroenterol. 1988; 94.
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Baker RD, Baker SS. "Infant and Toddler Nutrition". Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 5th Edition. 2015.
  • Baker RD. "Viral Hepatitis". A Color Handbook: Pediatric Gastroenterology. 2014.
  • Baker RD, Baker SS. "Nutrition". Pediatric Practice, Gastroenterology. 2010.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD. "Infant and Toddler Nutrition". Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 4th Edition. 2009.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD, Davis AM. Pediatric Nutrition Support. 2006.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD. "Macronutrients". Pediatric Nutrition Support. 2006.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD. "Infant and Toddler Nutrition". Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 3rd Edition. 2005.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD. "Hyperalimentation". Pediatrics. 2005.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD. "Nutrition Support: Parenteral Nutrition". Pediatric Gastointestinal Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, 4th Edition. 2004.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD. "Parenteral Nutrition". Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease. 2004.
  • Clavell M, Baker RD, Baker SS. "Pediatric Patient and Family Support". Advanced Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2nd Edition. 2000.
  • Mazur LJ, Baker RD, Boyle JT, Colletti RB, Gerson WT, Liptak GS, Rudolph CD, Werlin SL. "Gastroesophageal Reflux". Evidence-Based Pediatrics. 2000.
  • Davis AM, Baker RD, Baker SS. "GI Disorders". ASPEN Nutrition Support Manual. 1997.
  • Baker RD, Baker SS, Davis A. Pediatric Parenteral Nutrition. 1997.
  • Brennen L, Young M, Baker RD, Baker SS. "Encopresis: Psycohological and Medical Treatment". Psychology of Adversity. 1996.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD, Davis A. "Pediatric Nutrition Support". Nutrition Support, Theory and Practice. 1996.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD. "Biliary Atresia". Manual of Clinical Problems in Pediatrics. 1994.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD. "Gastroesophageal Reflux". Manual of Clinical Problems in Pediatrics. 1994.
  • Baker RD, Spinozzi NS. "Nutritional Management of Chronic Renal Failure". Pediatric Enteral Nutrition. 1994.
  • Baker RD. "Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease in Childhood: Nutritional Support". Pediatric Enteral Nutrition. 1994.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD, Davis A. Pediatric Enteral Nutrition. 1994.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD. "Enteric versus Parenteral Feeding and Mucosal Function". Immunophysiology of the Gut. 1993.
  • Baker RD. "Nutritional Therapy in the Management of Chylothorax". Clinical Nutrition: A Case Management Approach. 1989.
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Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Pediatric Society
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Buffalo Pediatric Society
  • Western New York GI and Liver Society
  • Central New York Pediatric Society
Presentations:
  • "Steatosis, Portal Inflammation and Fibrosis are More Advanced in Younger Children with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease" The Liver Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2017)
  • "Hepatic Falvin Monooxygenase 3 (FMO3) is Highly Upregulated in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2017)
  • "High-Fat Diet Increases Clostridium Clusters XIVa in Obese Rodents: A Meta-Analysis" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2017)
  • "Suppressed Hepatic Bile Acid Signaling Despite Elevated Production of Primary and Secondary Bile Acids in NAFLD" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2017)
  • "Portal Inflammation and Fibrosis are More Advanced in Younger Children with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease" Liver Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2016)
  • "Retinoic Acid as a Factor in the Pathogenesis of NAFLD" Liver Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2016)
  • "Secretory Frizzled Receptor Proteins and Liver Fibrosis in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease" Liver Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2016)
  • "A Child with Apnea: Looking Beyond Reflux" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2016)
  • "Colonic Lymphoma Presenting as Abdominal Pain" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2016)
  • "A Neutral Net Model for Pediatric and Adult NAFLD and NASH Using Health Records: Comparison with Type 2 Diabetes Patients and Predicted Beneficial Treatment of Both Components of Metabolic Syndrome with an Oral Mimetic of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2016)
  • "Comparison of Abdominal Imaging with Colonic Endoscopic and Histological Findings" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2016)
  • "D-Amino Acids as a Novel Link between Gut Microbiota and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2016)
  • "Pathological Similiarities and Differences between Crohn‘s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Revealed by Systematic Transcriptome Analysis" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2016)
  • "Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Its Association with Serum Acute Phase Reactants" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2016)
  • "Transcriptional Regulation of Paraoxonase 1 in Pediatric NAFLD Livers" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2016)
  • "Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Preceding the Onset of Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2015)
  • "Overexpression of Bile Acid Genes in Pediatric NASH" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2015)
  • "Role of Paraoxanase 1 as an Antioxidant in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2015)
  • "Elevated Irisin Expression in NASH Livers" Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "Overexpression of Bile Acid Synthesis Genes in Pediatric NASH" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2015)
  • "Systemic Analysis of NAFLD Transcriptome Revealed Elevated Expression of Alcohol Metabolizing Genes in Mild and Severe NAFLD Livers" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2015)
  • "Pediatric Refuge Health in Buffalo, NY: A Local Global Health Perspective" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2015)
  • "The Relationship Between Psychological Distress and the Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Adolescents" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2015)
  • "Correlation of Irisin Expression with Inflammatory Markers in Liver" Annual Meeting, Experimental Biology (2015)
  • "Dextrin Sulfate Sodium Enhances High Fat Diet Induced Insulin Resistance in Rats" Annual Meeting, Experimental Biology (2015)
  • "Elevated Irisin Expression in NASH Livers" Annual Meeting, Experimental Biology (2015)
  • "Impact of Psychological Distress in Relation to the Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Adolescents" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2015)
  • "Increased Insulin Resistance by Dextran Sulfate Sodium is Associated with Increased D-Amino Acids and Lipopolysaccharides in Rats" Annual Meeting, Experimental Biology (2015)
  • "Pediatric Refuge Health in Buffalo, NY: A Local Global Health Perspective" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2015)
  • "The Relationship Between Psychological Distress and the Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Adolescents" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2015)
  • "Apolipoprotein A-V Gene Expression in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis" The Liver Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2014)
  • "Combination of Geniposide and Chlorogenic Acid May Reverse NASH Pathogenesis by Improving Gut Barrier Function" The Liver Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2014)
  • "Change in the Presenting Pattern of Pediatric Celiac Disease" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2014)
  • "Elevated Irisin Expression in NASH Livers" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2014)
  • "Esophageal Papilloma: A Rare Cause of Dysphagia" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2014)
  • "PON1 Gene Expression Correlates with the Degree of Fibrosis in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2014)
  • "Serum Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Levels Do Not Predict Liver Inflammation in Children with NASH" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2014)
  • "Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Treatment for Pediatric Patients with Perinatally Acquired Chronic Hepatitis B: A Retrospective Study" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2014)
  • "A Comparative Study Between Two Biopsy Techniques in the Assessment of Histological Adequacy iin Pediatric Esophageal Biopsy Samples" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2014)
  • "Change in the Presenting Pattern of Pediatric Celiac Disease" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2014)
  • "Change in the Presenting Pattern of Pediatric Celiac Disease" Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Genes of Alcohol Metabolism in Patients with Simple Steatosis and NASH" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2014)
  • "Non-Transferrin Bound Iron Transporter ZIP 14 in the Liver of Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis Patients" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2014)
  • "Potassium Channel KCNJ15 is Required for Histamine Stimulated Gastric Acid Secretion" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2014)
  • "Vitamin and Zinc Status Pre and Post Treatment in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Vitamin and Zinc Status Pre and Post Treatment in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2014)
  • "Novel Pathway for Iron Deficiency in Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis" Experimental Biology 2014 (2014)
  • "Potassium Channel KCNJ15 Plays a Critical Role in Gastric Acid Secretion" Experimental Biology 2014 (2014)
  • "A Serious Complication of Hepatitis A Virus in a Young Male: Case Report" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2013)
  • "Assessment of Histological Adequacy in Pediatric Endoscopic Esophageal Biopsy Samples" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2013)
  • "D-Amino Acid Oxidase and Peptidoglycan Recognition Protein-2 Gene Expression in Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2013)
  • "Role of Alcohol in the Pathogenesis of NAFLD" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2013)
  • "D-Amino Acid Oxidase Gene Expression in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2013)
  • "Serum Endotoxin is not Associated with Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2013)
  • "Vitamin and Mineral Status Pre and Post Treatment in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2013)
  • "Systematic Analysis of the Gene Expression in the Livers of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Implications on Potential Biomarkers and Molecular Pathological Mechanism" Annual Meeting, Experimental Biology (2013)
  • "Characterization of the Gut Microbiome in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Patients: a Liaison Between Endogenous Alcohol Production and NASH" Annual Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (2012)
  • "Correlation of Iron Related Genes and Oxidative Stress in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2012)
  • "Intussusception Associated with Adenovirus" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2012)
  • "Paraoxonase Gene Expression in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Young Investigator Award (2012)
  • "Psychological Distress Correlates with Disease Severity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2012)
  • "The Role of Activated Protein Kinase in Pediatric Nonalcoholic Steatohepatits (NASH)" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2012)
  • "Adenosine Monophosphate-Activated Kinase (AMPK) Activity in Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Livers" Research Day, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Correlation of Iron Related Genes and Oxidative Stress in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis" Research Day, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Impact of Paraoxonase 1 (Pon1) in Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Livers" Research Day, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Impact of Psychological Distress in Relation to the Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in an Adolescent Population" Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Inhibition of Lysosomal Enzyme Activities by Proton Pump Inhibitors" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2012)
  • "Paraoxonase Gene Regulation by Oxidative Stress and Steroids in CaCo-2 Cells" Research Day, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Effect of Dietary Advanced Glycation End Products on Mouse Liver" Annual Meeting, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (2012)
  • "Impact of Paraoxonase 1 (Pon1) in Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Livers" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2012)
  • "Evolution of Pancreatic Function During the First Year in Infants with Cystic Fibrosis" 25th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2011)
  • "Impact of Paraoxonase 1 (Pon1) in Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2011)
  • "Paraoxonase Gene Expression in Pediatric Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2011)
  • "Plasticized Gluten in a Dental Retainer of a Child with Celiac Disease" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2011)
  • "RUNX 3 Expression in Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) (2011)
  • "Elevated Paroxonase 1 (Pon 1) Activity in Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Livers" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2011)
  • "Acid Secretion Associated Translocation of KCNJ15 in Gastric Parietal Cells" 50th Annual Meeting, American Society for Cell Biology (2010)
  • "Hemoglobin is a Possible Antioxidant in Hepatocytes" 50th Annual Meeting, American Society for Cell Biology (2010)
  • "Vitamin Status in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Clinical and Research Conference, Crohn‘s and Colitis Foundation of America, 2010 Advances in IBD (2010)
  • "Cap Polyposis in Pediatric Patients" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2010)
  • "Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis in Toddlers" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2010)
  • "Two Cases of H. Pylori Negative Peptic Ulcer Disease Leading to Gastric Outlet Obstruction" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2010)
  • "CLCX-10 is a Potential Maker for Autoimmune Hepatitis" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2009)
  • "Terminal Ileal Disease and Positive ASCA IgA and IgG may be Predictors for Development of Phlegmons in Children with Crohn Disease" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2009)
  • "Clostridium Difficile Infections in Children Undergoing Colonoscopy" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2009)
  • "Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Outcomes, Safety, and Tolerability Study of Pantoprozole Delayed-Release Granules in Children Aged 1 to 5 Years with Endoscopially Proven Symptomatic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2009)
  • "Prevalence of Esophagitis in Children with Celiac Disease" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2008)
  • "Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Outcomes, Safety, and Tolerability Study of Pantoprozole Delayed-Release Granules in Children Aged 1 to 5 Years with Endoscopially Proven Symptomatic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)" Joint Conference, Children‘s Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF)/North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) (2008)
  • "Treatment with High Dose Proton Pump Inhibitors Distinguishes Severe Esophagitis from Eosinophilic Esophagitis" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2008)
  • "Endoclipping of Gastrocutaneous Fistula in a 7 Year Old Girl After Gastrostomy Tube: Case Report" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2008)
  • "One Step Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement, a New Push Method of Gastrostomy: Case Report of 3 Patients" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2008)
  • "Association of Eosinophilic Esophagitis with Furrows" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2007)
  • "Use of an Interactive Multimedia Presentation to Improve Patient Understanding of Encoscopic Procedures and to Standardize the Informed Consent Process" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2007)
  • "Autoimmune Hepatitis Presenting as Autoimmune Cholecystitis" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2005)
  • "Characterizations of Substrate and Enzyme Specificity of Maltase Assays of Mucosal Starch Digestion with Determinations of Group and Single Biopsy Reference Values from 980 Unselected Pediatric Endoscopic Clinical Duodenal Biopsies" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) (2005)
  • "Incidence of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Biopsied Patients: A Retrospective Review" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) (2005)
  • "Kinetic Analysis of Starch Digestion reveals Major Role of Sucrase-Isomaltase and Inhibition of Maltase-Glucoamylase by Maltotriose" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) (2005)
  • "Periorbital Edema as a Presentation of Crohns Disease" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2005)
  • "Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind Study Comparing 20 and 40 mg Pantoprazole for Symptom Relief in Adolescents (12 to 16 Years of Age)" World Congress of Gastroenterology (2005)
  • "Characterization of Substrate and Enzyme Specificity of Glucoamylase Assays of Mucosal Starch Digestion with Determination of Group and Single Biopsy Reference Values from 980 Unselected Pediatric Endoscopic Clinical Duodenal Biopsies" Annual Meeting, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) (2004)
  • "Stool Elastase-1 in Patients with CF: Misclassification of Patients as Having Insufficient Pancreatic Exocrine Function" 16th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2002)
  • "Liver Biopsy in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: Poor Correlation with Ferritin Levels" World Congress for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Federation of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2000)
  • "Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography in Children: Does It Obviate the Need for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography?" World Congress for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Federation of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2000)
  • "A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial of Megestrol Acetate in Malnourished Children with Cystic Fibrosis" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (NASPGN) (1999)
  • "Leptin Level in Children with Cystic Fibrosis, Effect of Megestrol Acetate Treatment" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (NASPGN) (1999)
  • "Nutritional and Functional Outcomes of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement in Children" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (NASPGN) (1999)
  • "Screening Patients with Cystic Fibrosis for Abnormalities in Glucose Regulation" 13th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (1999)
  • "Liver Biopsies in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease on Chronic Transfusions" 23rd Annual Meeting of National Sickle Cell Disease Program, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (1999)
  • "Fulminant Hepatic Failure: A Single Center Experience" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (NASPGN) (1996)
  • "Oxidants Disrupt the Intestinal Epithelial Barrier Function in a Tyrosine Phosphorylation Dependent Mechanism: Protection by Epidermal Growth Factor" Annual Meeting, International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), GI Section (1996)
  • "Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Delays Oxidant-Induced Increase in Epithelial Permeability in CaCo-2 Cell Monolayers" Annual Meeting, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) (1996)
  • "Selenium Deficiency in Tissue Culture: Implication for Oxidative Metabolism" Annual Meeting, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) (1996)
  • "Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Suppresses Oxidant-Induced Protein Tyrosine Phosphorylation (PTP) in CaCo-2 Cell Monolayers" Annual Meeting, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) (1996)
  • "Fulminant Hepatic Failure in Children" Annual Meeting, American Liver Society (1994)
  • "Mechanism of Inflammatory Damage to GI Barrier Function" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Gastroenterology and Nutrition (1993)
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Service Activities:
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Ad Hoc Committee on Promotions, Non-Tenure Track; Committee Member (2011–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: User Group - Ambulatory Surgery Area Planning Group; Member (2011–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: User Group 7 - Infusion Area Planning Group; Member (2011–present)
  • PNAS Session (Vancouver, BC); Moderator (2010)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: PSPC Ambulatory Surgery Center Planning Subcommittee; Committee Member (2010–present)
  • Great Lakes Health: Professional Steering Committee - GI Subcommittee; Committee Member (2009–2010)
  • American Pediatric Society; Reviewer (2009)
  • Belgian Cystic Fibrosis Association; Grant Reviewer (2008)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Data Safety Monitoring Board; Board Member (2006–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Continuing Education Committee; Committee Member (2006–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Executive Committee on Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Committee Member (2005–present)
  • Kaleida Health: Pediatric Gastrointestinal Transplant Committee; Chair (2003–2010)
  • Federal Drug Administration: Contaminants and Natural Toxicants Subcommittee; Committee Member (2003–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Operating Room Block Booking Committee; Committee Member (2003–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Committee on Nutrition/Canadian Pediatric Society: Nutrition Committee; National Liaison (2002–2007)
  • Federal Drug Administration: Food Advisory Committee (Infant Formulas); Committee Member (2002–2007)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Council; Member (2002–2005)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Committee on Nutrition; Sections Representative (2001–2007)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation/NASPGHAN: Consensus Conference on Nutrition and Cystic Fibrosis; Co-Organizer (2001)
  • American College of Graduate Medical Education: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Director (2001–present)
  • University at Buffalo Associates: Clinical Practice Committee; Committee Member (2001–present)
  • Children‘s Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation: Committee on Treatment of GERD, Children are Not Small Adults: Current Knowledge/Future Research; Committee Member (2000–2007)
  • Kaleida Health: Staff Credentials Committee; Committee Member (2000–2004)
  • UBMD Pediatrics: Billing Committee; Committee Member (2000–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Resident GI Rotations; Teacher (2000–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Resident Recruitment Committee; Committee Member (2000–present)
  • Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: News and Views, Nutrition; Editor (1998–2004)
  • NASPGHAN: Committee to Establish Guidelines for Gastroesophageal Reflux Pediatrics; Committee Member (1997–2000)
  • Medical University of South Carolina: Pediatric Resident GI Rotations; Teacher (1996–2000)
  • American College of Graduate Medical Education: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Director (1995–2000)
  • Medical University of South Carolina: Quality Improvement Committee; Committee Member (1995–2000)
  • Medical University of South Carolina; Advisory Board (1995–1998)
  • Medical University of South Carolina: Children‘s Hospital Executive Committee; Committee Member (1994–2000)
  • Medical University of South Carolina: Continuing Education Committee; Committee Member (1994–2000)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center: Human Subjects Committee; Committee Member (1989–1993)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center: Medical Staff Credentials Committee; Committee Member (1988–1992)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School: Pediatric Resident GI Rotations; Teacher (1986–1993)
  • Journal of Biochemical Pharmacology; Reviewer (1985–present)
  • Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Reviewer (1985–present)
  • Journal of Digestive Diseases in Science; Reviewer (1985–present)
  • Journal of Gastroenterology; Reviewer (1985–present)
  • Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; Reviewer (1985–present)
  • Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Reviewer (1985–present)
  • Journal of Pediatrics; Reviewer (1985–present)
  • Journal of the National Cancer Institute; Reviewer (1985–present)
  • New England Journal of Medicine; Reviewer (1985–present)
  • Pediatrics (Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics); Reviewer (1985–present)
  • Southern Pediatric Gut Club; Co-Founder

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UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7793
Fax: (716) 888-3842
Email: rbaker2@buffalo.edu

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