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Susan                          Baker

Susan S. Baker MD, PhD

Department of Pediatrics

Professor and Co-Chief, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center

Specialty/Research Focus

Liver (Hepatology); Nutrition; Pediatric Gastroenterology; Pediatrics

 
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Professional Summary:

Susan S. Baker obtained her BS at the University of Pittsburgh, MD at Temple University School of Medicine, and PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Baker completed her residency in Pediatrics at Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo and her fellowship in gastroenterology at the Combined Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children‘s Hospital of Boston. Dr. Baker 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. Dr. Baker published many peer-reviewed articles, chapters, reviews, edited four medical textbooks and one non-medical book. Dr. Baker is recognized as a leader in the field, having served as the Chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Nutrition, the Chairperson of the American Board of Pediatrics, subboard of Gastroenterology and numerous other national and international advisory groups including the Institute of Medicine, USDA and the FDA representative to the CODEX expert committee on infant formula. Dr. Baker is listed as a Best Doctor continuously since 1996.
Dr. Baker sees patients, performs procedures, directs research, and serves as the Laboratory Director for the Gastroenterology Laboratory at Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo. Dr Baker is the Program Director for the Pediatric GI Fellowship program.
Susan Baker is boarded in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Harvard Medical School (1984)
  • Clinical Fellowship, Nutrition, Harvard Medical School (1982)
  • Research Fellowship, Nutrition, Harvard Medical School (1982)
  • PhD, Human Nutrition, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1982)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1975)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1973)
  • MD, Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine (1972)
  • BA, Biology, University of Pittsburgh, cum laude (1968)
Employment:
  • Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, University at Buffalo (2001-present)
  • Medical Director, Gastroenterology Laboratory, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2000-present)
  • Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2000-present)
  • Co-Chief, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2000-present)
  • Professor, Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina (1996–2000)
  • Co-Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Medical University of South Carolina (1993–2000)
  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina (1993–1996)
  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1991–1993)
  • Co-Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1986–1993)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1986–1991)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (1985–1986)
  • Director, Nutrition Support Services, Pediatrics, Boston Children‘s Hospital (1982–1986)
  • Instructor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (1982–1985)
  • Medical Officer, Bamalete Lutheran Hospital, Botswana (1977–1978)
  • Medical Officer, Charles Johnson Memorial Hospital, South Africa (1975–1977)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Food and Drug Administration: Advisory Service Award (2005)
  • American Gastroenterology Association: Obesity Program Moderator (2004)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Award for Service (2001)
  • American Board of Pediatrics Honor (2000)
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition: Service Award (1997)
  • American Gastroenterology Association: Nutrition Program Moderator (1995)
  • American Health Magazine: Best Doctors in America (1996-Present)
  • Society of Cwens (Lambda Sigma Honor Society)

Research Expertise:
  • Celiac Disease: Clinical associations, diagnosis, associated morbidities
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Enzyme replacement therapy, growth and nutrition
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Diagnosis, treatment, outcomes
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux: Clinical associations, treatments, outcomes
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Pathology; causes; treatment
  • Liver disease: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; biochemistry; pathology; interventions
  • Nutrition: Nutrition support for infants and children; healthy eating; malnutrition, obesity, nutrition related liver disease; failure to thrive; nutrition and chronic diseases

Journal Articles:
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Abstracts:
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Robayo-Torres CC, Diaz-Sotomayor M, Chumpitazi BP, McMeans A, Baker SS, Opekun AR, Nichols BL. Increased Fructose Absorption and Oxidation after Oral Supplementationwith Sucraid Enzyme: Implications for Fructose Malabsorption. 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, Opekun AR, Quezada-Calvillo R, Baker SS, Nichols BL. 13C-Sucrose Breath Test to Differentiate Congenital Sucrase Isomaltase Deficiency from Pandisaccharidase Deficiency. Gastroenterol. 2006; 130(Sup 2).
  • Robayo-Torres CC, Quezada-Calvillo R, Baker SS, Sterchi EE, Nichols BL. Maltotriose Brake: alpha-Amylase Hydrolysis Product Maltotriose Regulates Maltase-Glucoamylase Activity and Controls Total Rates of Starch Digestion to Glucose. Gastroenterol. 2006; 130(Sup 2).
  • 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.
  • Marchand V, Baker SS, Baker SS. Letpin Level in Children with Cystic Fibrosis Effect of Megestrol Acetate Treatment. 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.
  • Stickles B, Saltzman J, Zawacki J, Baldridge A, Baker SS, Banner B. Histologic Diagnosis of Early Stage Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Gastroenterol. 1996; 110.
  • Baliga P, Cofer J, Reuben A, Baker RD, Baker SS, Rajagopalan P. Intestinal Transplant - An Early Experience. Transplantation. 1995.
  • Davis A, Baker SS, Leary RA. Advancing Clinical Privileges for Dietitians. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1994.
  • Baker RD, LaRosa KB, Baker SS. Mechanism of PMN Disruption of GI-Tract Barrier Using Caco-2 Cells. Pediatr Res. 1993; 31.
  • Avissar N, Kerl EA, Baker SS, Cohen HJ. Extracellular Glutathione Peroxidase mRNA and Protein in Cell Lines. FASEB. 1992.
  • Avunduk C, Baker SS, Polakowski N. Oxygen Dependent Processes Fail to Induce Prostaglandin Generation by Rat Enterocytes. Gastroenterol. 1991; 100.
  • 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 SS, Campbell C. Enterocyte Injury by O2 Dependent Processes. Gastroenterol. 1989; 95.
  • Davis A, Baker SS. Low Serum Trace Element Levels in the Enterally Fed Premature Infant. JADA. 1989.
  • Baker SS, Suthutvoravut U, Walker WA. Short-Term Starvation in Neonatal Rabbits and Microvillus Membrane (MVM). Pediatr Res. 1986; 20.
  • Baker SS, Ely I, Suthutvoravut U, Walker WA. Short-Term Neonatal Rabbit Starvation Results in Decreased Cholera Toxin Binding. Gastroenterol. 1986; 90.
  • Baker SS, Hartung R, Queen P, Dwyer E, Grand R. Anthropometric Determination of Quality Weight Gain during Long-Term TPN. Pediatr Res. 1983; 17.
  • Baker SS, Cohen HJ. Premature Termination of Oxidative Burst in Glutathione Peroxidase Deficient Rat Neutrophils. Pediatr Res. 1981; 15.
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Desai S, Baker SS. "Laboratory Evaluation - Testing for Micro-organisms". Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 2011.
  • Alkhouri RH, Baker SS. "Chronic Pancreatitis". Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 2011.
  • Alkhouri RH, Baker SS. "Drug Induced Bowel Injury". Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 2011.
  • 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.
  • Baker SS. "Protein-Energy Malnutrition in the Hospitalized Patient". Nutrition in Pediatrics: Basic Science and Clinical Applications. 2003.
  • Liptak GS, Baker SS, Colletti RB, Croffie JM, DiLorenzo C, Ector W, Nurko S. "Constipation". Evidence Based Pediatrics. 2000.
  • Clavell M, Baker RD, Baker SS. "Pediatric Patient and Family Support". Advanced Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2nd Edition. 2000.
  • Davis AM, Baker RD, Baker SS. "GI Disorders". ASPEN Nutrition Support Manual. 1997.
  • Baker RD, Baker SS, Davis A. Pediatric Parenteral Nutrition. 1997.
  • Baker SS. "Indications for Parenteral Nutrition". Pediatric Parenteral Nutrition. 1997.
  • Baker SS. "Malnutrition in the Hospitalized Pediatric Patient". Nutrition in Pediatrics, 2nd Edition. 1996.
  • Baker SS. "Pediatric Enteral Nutrition". Clinical Nutrition: Enteral and Tube Feeding. 1996.
  • 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 SS, Baker RD, Davis A. Pediatric Enteral Nutrition. 1994.
  • Davis A, Baker SS. "Infant Feeding and Nutrition". Manual of Clinical Problems in Pediatrics. 1994.
  • Baker SS, Baker RD. "Enteric versus Parenteral Feeding and Mucosal Function". Immunophysiology of the Gut. 1993.
  • Baker SS. "Magnesium Depletion in Short Small Bowel". Clinical Nutrition: A Case Management Approach. 1989.
  • Baker SS. "Contribution to Nutrition Section". Pediatric Medicine. 1988.
  • Baker SS. "Nutritional Biochemistry of Micronutrient Minerals". Nutrition in Pediatrics: Theory and Practice. 1987.
  • Baker SS. "Home Total Parenteral Nutrition". Nutrition in Pediatrics: Theory and Practice. 1987.
  • Baker SS, Henry RR. Parents' Guide to Nutrition: Healthy Eating from Birth through Adolescence. 1986.
  • Baker SS. "Protein Calorie Malnutrition in the Hospitalized Pediatric Patient". Nutrition in Pediatrics: Basic Science and Clinical Aspects. 1984.
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Presentations:
  • "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)
  • "Are there Primary Duodenal Maltase Deficiencies?" 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)
  • "Emerging Patterns of Duodenal Sucrase Isomaltase Deficiency in a National Cohort" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2013)
  • "Gingival Hyperplasia as a Presentation of Crohn's Disease" 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 Diseases Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2013)
  • "Early Anti-TNF-alpha Therapy is Superior to Early Immunomodulator Therapy in Newly Diagnosed Children with Crohn‘s Disease" Digestive Diseases Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2013)
  • "Ileal Transcriptome Analysis Reveals Reveals Mucosal Immune Maturation with Increasing Age-of-Onset in Pediatric Crohn Disease and Healthy Controls - a Mucosal Gene Expression-Based Signature that Supports the Paris Classification for Age-of-Onset" Digestive Diseases Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2013)
  • "Serum Endotoxin is not Associated with Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis" Digestive Diseases Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2013)
  • "Vitamin and Mineral Status Pre and Post Treatment in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Digestive Diseases Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2013)
  • "Yield of Prospective Disaccharidase Testing in Children with Recurrent Abdominal Pain" Digestive Diseases 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 Nonalcoholic 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" Research Day, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Inhibition of Lysosomal Enzyme Activities by Proton Pump Inhibitors" Digestive Diseases 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)
  • "Novel Secreted Maltase Activity Enables Suckling Pup Starch Digestion" Annual Meeting, American Society for Nutrition (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 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)
  • "Elevated Duodenal Maltase Activities in Childhood Recurrent Abdominal Pain (RAP) Suggest Starch Maldigestion" Digestive Diseases Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2011)
  • "Elevated Paroxonase 1 (Pon1) Activity in Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Livers" Digestive Diseases Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2011)
  • "Acid Secretion Associated with 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 of 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)
  • "Poor Starch Digestion in Recurrent Abdominal Pain and Congenital Sucrase Isomaltase Deficiency Detected by 13-C Breath Tests" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2010)
  • "Prolapse Gastropathy" 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)
  • "Carbohydrate Digestion in Congenital Sucrase Isomaltase Deficient and Recurrent Abdominal Pain Children Assessed by 13C-Starch Breath Test" Digestive Diseases Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2010)
  • "CLCX-10 is a Potential Maker for Autoimmune Hepatitis" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (2009)
  • "Increased Fructose Absorption and Oxidation after Oral Supplementationwith Sucraid Enzyme: Implications for Fructose Malabsorption" 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 Infection in Children Undergoing Colonoscopy" Digestive Diseases Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2009)
  • "Maltase-Glucoamylase Deficiency, Suggested by Low Biopsy Maltase with Normal Sucrase Activity, is Confirmed by C-Starch Breath Test" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2008)
  • "Prevalence of Esophatitis in Children with Celiac Disease" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (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)
  • "IgG-RBC Sensitization Associated with Serine Proteases and an IgG Autoantibody in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis" Annual Meeting, American Association of Blood Banks (2008)
  • "Maltase-Glucoamylase Deficiency, Suggested by Low Biopsy Maltase Activity, is Confirmed by C-Starch Breath Test" 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 Diseases Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2007)
  • "Use of an Interactive Multimedia Presentation to Improve Patient Understanding of Encoscopic Procedures and to Standardize the Informed Consent Process" Digestive Diseases Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2007)
  • "13C-Sucrose Breath Test to Differentiate Congenital Sucrase Isomaltase Deficiency from Pandisaccharidase Deficiency" Digestive Diseases Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2006)
  • "Maltotriose Brake: alpha-Amylase Hydrolysis Product Maltotriose Regulates Maltase-Glucoamylase Activity and Controls Total Rates of Starch Digestion to Glucose" Digestive Diseases Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2006)
  • "Maltotriose, product of alpha-Amylase Starch Hydrolysis, Suppresses Maltase-Glucoamylase Activity and Slows Terminal Starch Digestion 44.5 Fold" Annual Meeting, American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research (2006)
  • "Sucrase Isomaltase Damps Rate of Mealtime Small Intestinal Mucosal Starch Oligomer Digestion to Glucose while Maltase-Glucoamylase Amplifies during Snacking" Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting, American Society for Nutrition/Experimental Biology (2006)
  • "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 Glucomylase 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 (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 (2005)
  • "Periorbital Edema as a Presentation of Crohns Disease" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2005)
  • "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)
  • "Liver Biopsy Results in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease on Chronic Transfusions" 23rd Annual Meeting of National Sickle Cell Disease, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (1999)
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Service Activities:
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Admissions Committee; Member (2004–2006)
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Faculty Council; Member (2002–2004)
  • NIH; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013)
  • FDA: Pediatric Advisory Committee; Committee Member (2012–2017)
  • NIH/NICHD: Birth to 6 Months B-24 Project; Chair (2012)
  • Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Editorial Board Member (2011–2016)
  • Pediatrics; Editorial Board Member (2011–2016)
  • FDA: Joint Meeting of the Committee on Nonprescription Drugs and the Pediatric Advisory Committee; Consultant (2011–2012)
  • FDA: Pediatric Advisory Committee; June: Reflux; December: Breast milk banking; Consultant (2010)
  • University at Buffalo: President's Review Board; Board Member (2008–2011)
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology/American Society for Nutrition: Nomination Committee; Committee Member (2008)
  • NIH: Office of Dietary Supplements Roundtable on Vitamin D Research Priorities; Member (2007)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics NY Chapter 1, District II: NYS Planning Committee for NYS Childhood Obesity Prevention Invitational Summit; Department Representative (2006–2007)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting: Obesity and Metabolism; Reviewer (2006)
  • USDA: National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition; Member (2005–2008)
  • Codex Alimentarius Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Use (CCNFSDU); Delegate (2005)
  • FDA: Subcommittee of the Food Advisory Committee Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; Committee Member (2004–2005)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Birth through 5; Editor (2002–2004)
  • Institute of Medicine: Committee on the Evaluation of the Addition of Ingredients New to Infant Formula; Committee Member (2002–2004)
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Committee on Nutrition; Chair (2001–2004)
  • University Pediatric Associates, Inc.: Billing Committee; Committee Member (2001)
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Patient Care Committee; Chair (2000–2001)
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Program Evaluation Committee; Committee Member (2000)
  • University at Buffalo: Continuing Medical Education Accreditation for GI and Radiology, GI and Pathology and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Courses; Chair (2000)
  • Healthy Start; Editor (1999–2001)
  • Medical University of South Carolina: Specialty Laboratory Task Force; Member (1999)
  • American Board of Pediatrics: Gastroenterology Sub-board; Chair (1998–2000)
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Executive Council; Member (1998–2000)
  • Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; Editor (1997–2005)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Committee on Nutrition; Chair (1997–2001)
  • Medical University of South Carolina: Committee on Computerization of Patient Data; Committee Member (1997–2000)
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Clinical Guidelines; Team Leader (1997–2000)
  • American Board of Pediatrics: Credentials Committee; Committee Member (1997)
  • Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America: Pediatric Affairs Committee; Chair (1996–2000)
  • American Gastroenterological Association: Program Evaluation Committee; Committee Member (1996–1999)
  • Children's Hospital of South Carolina: Committee on Conscious Sedation; Committee Member (1996)
  • Institute of Pediatric Nutrition; Chair (1995–2005)
  • Children's Hospital of South Carolina: Hospital Nutrition Advisory Comittee; Committee Member (1995–2000)
  • Nutrition Research; Editor (1995–1998)
  • American Board of Pediatrics: Gastroenterology Sub-board; Board Member (1994–2000)
  • Medical University of South Carolina: Promotions/Tenure Committee; Committee Member (1994–2000)
  • Medical University of South Carolina: CRC Grant Review Committee; Committee Member (1994–1998)
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Patient Care Committee; Committee Member (1994–1997)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Committee on Nutrition; Committee Member (1991–2001)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Advisory Committee for Healthy Start; Committee Member (1991)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: NIDR Workshop - Changing Patterns in Systemic Fluoride Intake; Department Representative (1991)
  • USDA: Human Nutrition Competitive Grants Study Section; Member (1991)
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology: Committee on Scientific Review of Enteral Foods; Committee Member (1990)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center: Nutritional Advisory Committee; Committee Member (1989–1993)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Subcommittee on Protein Hydrolysates; Committee Member (1989)

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Contact Information

Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
Division of Gastroenterology
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7198
Fax: (716) 888-3842
Email: ssbaker@buffalo.edu

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