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Robert Baron, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street
San Francisco CA 94107
Phone415-502-0211
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    University of California, San Francisco Residency School of Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.1978 Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    General Clinical Research Center
    NIH/NCRR M01RR000079Dec 1, 1974 - Sep 29, 2006
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. CLER Pursuing Excellence: Designing a Collaborative for Innovation. J Grad Med Educ. 2020 Aug; 12(4):512-517. Passiment M, Zaveri P, Traboulsi EI, Varaklis K, Blanchard A, Baron RB, Calongne L, Hartmann D, MacClements J, Agrawal D, Wagner R, Weiss KB. PMID: 32879698.
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    2. Jump-Starting Faculty Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Education: A Team-Based Approach. Acad Med. 2019 11; 94(11):1728-1732. van Schaik SM, Chang A, Fogh S, Haehn M, Lyndon A, O'Brien B, O'Sullivan P, Ranji S, Rosenbluth G, Sehgal N, Tabas J, Baron RB. PMID: 31663959.
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    3. CE: Breast Cancer Screening: A Review of Current Guidelines. Am J Nurs. 2018 Jul; 118(7):34-41. Baron R, Drucker K, Lagdamen L, Cannon M, Mancini C, Fischer-Cartlidge E. PMID: 29905576.
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    4. Treating Blood Pressure Correctly by Measuring It Correctly. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 06 01; 178(6):860-861. Baron RB. PMID: 29710072.
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    5. 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. Hauer KE, Cate OT, Boscardin CK, Iobst W, Holmboe ES, Chesluk B, Baron RB, O'Sullivan PS. PMID: 27168881.
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    6. Development of an itemwise efficiency scoring method: Concurrent, convergent, discriminant, and neuroimaging-based predictive validity assessed in a large community sample. Psychol Assess. 2016 12; 28(12):1529-1542. Moore TM, Reise SP, Roalf DR, Satterthwaite TD, Davatzikos C, Bilker WB, Port AM, Jackson CT, Ruparel K, Savitt AP, Baron RB, Gur RE, Gur RC. PMID: 26866796.
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    7. 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. Turco MG, Baron RB. PMID: 27584068.
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    8. In Reply to Oyler et al. Acad Med. 2016 Jan; 91(1):8. Rosenbluth G, Tabas JA, Baron RB. PMID: 26714129.
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    9. Dissemination of Evidence From Systematic Reviews Through Academic CME Providers: A Feasibility Study. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2016; 36(2):104-12. Fordis M, King JE, Bonaduce de Nigris F, Morrow R, Baron RB, Kues JR, Norton JC, Kessler H, Mazmanian PE, Colburn L. PMID: 27262153.
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    10. 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. Rosenbluth G, Tabas JA, Baron RB. PMID: 26083401.
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    11. 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. Stanley M, O'Brien B, Julian K, Jain S, Cornett P, Hollander H, Baron RB, Kohlwes RJ. PMID: 26173526.
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    12. Reviewing residents' competence: a qualitative study of the role of clinical competency committees in performance assessment. Acad Med. 2015 Aug; 90(8):1084-92. Hauer KE, Chesluk B, Iobst W, Holmboe E, Baron RB, Boscardin CK, Cate OT, O'Sullivan PS. PMID: 25901876.
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    13. Achieving Hand Hygiene Success With a Partnership Between Graduate Medical Education, Hospital Leadership, and Physicians. Am J Med Qual. 2016 11; 31(6):577-583. Rosenbluth G, Garritson S, Green AL, Milev D, Vidyarthi AR, Auerbach AD, Baron RB. PMID: 26201665.
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    14. In reply to Sedgh. Acad Med. 2014 Oct; 89(10):1316. Baron RB, Rosenbluth G, Green AL, Vidyarthi AR. PMID: 25247540.
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    15. Nutrition in medical education: from counting hours to measuring competence. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 174(6):843-4. Nestle M, Baron RB. PMID: 24733155.
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    16. In reply to Walsh. Acad Med. 2014 May; 89(5):698. Baron RB. PMID: 24781293.
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    17. 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. Jackson A, Baron RB, Jaeger J, Liebow M, Plews-Ogan M, Schwartz MD. PMID: 24733299.
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    18. Teaching for quality: where do we go from here? Am J Med Qual. 2014 May-Jun; 29(3):256-8. Baron RB, Davis NL, Davis DA, Headrick LA. PMID: 24604907.
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    19. 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, Green AL, Rosenbluth G, Baron RB. PMID: 24448041.
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    20. 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. Vidyarthi AR, Hamill T, Green AL, Rosenbluth G, Baron RB. PMID: 24443317.
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    21. Eat more fibre. BMJ. 2013 Dec 19; 347:f7401. Baron RB. PMID: 24355540.
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    22. Can we achieve public accountability for graduate medical education outcomes? Acad Med. 2013 Sep; 88(9):1199-201. Baron RB. PMID: 23887009.
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    23. Should we all be vegetarians? JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 08; 173(13):1238-9. Baron RB. PMID: 23836265.
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    24. Maintenance of certification. N Engl J Med. 2013 03 28; 368(13):1262-3. Iglehart JK, Baron RB. PMID: 23534577.
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    25. Ensuring physicians' competence--is maintenance of certification the answer? N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 27; 367(26):2543-9. Iglehart JK, Baron RB. PMID: 23268670.
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    26. Industry support of CME--are we at the tipping point? N Engl J Med. 2012 Mar 22; 366(12):1069-71. Steinman MA, Landefeld CS, Baron RB. PMID: 22435367.
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    27. Commercial funding of accredited continuing medical education. BMJ. 2012 Feb 16; 344:e810. Tabas JA, Baron RB. PMID: 22344304.
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    28. Financial incentives for residents and fellows: a disruptive innovation to drive quality improvement. Acad Med. 2011 Nov; 86(11):1338. Vidyarthi AR, Baron RB. PMID: 22030637.
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    29. Perspective: Creating the next generation of general internists: a call for medical education reform. Acad Med. 2011 Nov; 86(11):1443-7. Julian K, Riegels NS, Baron RB. PMID: 21952058.
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    30. Clinician attitudes about commercial support of continuing medical education: results of a detailed survey. Arch Intern Med. 2011 May 09; 171(9):840-6. Tabas JA, Boscardin C, Jacobsen DM, Steinman MA, Volberding PA, Baron RB. PMID: 21555662.
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    31. 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. Baron RB. PMID: 21357808.
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    32. Objective airway monitoring improves asthma control in the cold and flu season: a cluster randomized trial. Chest. 2010 Nov; 138(5):1148-55. Janson SL, McGrath KW, Covington JK, Baron RB, Lazarus SC. PMID: 20538819.
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    33. 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. Mookherjee S, Vidyarthi AR, Ranji SR, Maselli J, Wachter RM, Baron RB. PMID: 20532660.
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    34. Commercial influence and learner-perceived bias in continuing medical education. Acad Med. 2010 Jan; 85(1):74-9. Steinman MA, Boscardin CK, Aguayo L, Baron RB. PMID: 20042828.
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    35. Continuing medical education in Vietnam: new legislation and new roles for medical schools. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2010; 30(2):144-8. van der Velden T, Van HN, Quoc HN, Van HN, Baron RB. PMID: 20564715.
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    36. Commentary: CME and its role in the academic medical center: increasing integration, adding value. Acad Med. 2010 Jan; 85(1):12-5. Davis DA, Baron RB, Grichnik K, Topulos GP, Agus ZS, Dorman T. PMID: 20042813.
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    37. Improving chronic care of type 2 diabetes using teams of interprofessional learners. Acad Med. 2009 Nov; 84(11):1540-8. Janson SL, Cooke M, McGrath KW, Kroon LA, Robinson S, Baron RB. PMID: 19858812.
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    38. 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. Robinson S, Baron RB, Cooper B, Janson S. PMID: 19534578.
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    39. Factors associated with intern fatigue. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Dec; 23(12):1981-6. Friesen LD, Vidyarthi AR, Baron RB, Katz PP. PMID: 18807096.
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    40. Rebuttal: Is CME a drug-promotion tool?: YES. Can Fam Physician. 2007 Nov; 53(11):1877, 1878-9. Steinman MA, Baron RB. PMID: 18000249.
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    41. Is continuing medical education a drug-promotion tool?: YES. Can Fam Physician. 2007 Oct; 53(10):1650-7. Steinman MA, Baron RB. PMID: 17934022.
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    42. 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 CJ, Aagaard E, Brandenburg S, Nadkarni M, Wei HG, Baron R. PMID: 16704393.
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    43. Teaching chronic disease management to interdisciplinary medical learners. Med Educ. 2005 Nov; 39(11):1162-3. Lai C, Julian K, Baron R. PMID: 16262837.
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    44. Implementation of a voluntary hospitalist service at a community teaching hospital: improved clinical efficiency and patient outcomes. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Dec 03; 137(11):859-65. Auerbach AD, Wachter RM, Katz P, Showstack J, Baron RB, Goldman L. PMID: 12458985.
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    45. The effects of propranolol on cognitive function and quality of life: a randomized trial among patients with diastolic hypertension. Am J Med. 2000 Apr 01; 108(5):359-65. Pérez-Stable EJ, Halliday R, Gardiner PS, Baron RB, Hauck WW, Acree M, Coates TJ. PMID: 10759091.
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    46. 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. Reynolds E, Baron RB. PMID: 8858082.
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    47. 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. Pérez-Stable EJ, Coates TJ, Baron RB, Biró BS, Hauck WW, McHenry KS, Gardiner PS, Feigal D. PMID: 7472698.
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    48. Physician management of hypercholesterolemia. A randomized trial of continuing medical education. West J Med. 1994 Dec; 161(6):572-8. Browner WS, Baron RB, Solkowitz S, Adler LJ, Gullion DS. PMID: 7856157.
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    49. Predictors of screening for hypercholesterolemia in a general internal medicine practice. West J Med. 1993 Apr; 158(4):359-63. Walsh JM, Baron RB, Browner WS. PMID: 8317121.
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    50. Should we be measuring blood cholesterol levels in young adults? JAMA. 1993 Mar 17; 269(11):1416-9. Hulley SB, Newman TB, Grady D, Garber AM, Baron RB, Browner WS. PMID: 8441219.
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    51. Risk stratification of ambulatory patients suspected of Pneumocystis pneumonia. Arch Intern Med. 1991 Jan; 151(1):105-10. Katz MH, Baron RB, Grady D. PMID: 1985585.
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    52. Evaluation of two food frequency methods of measuring dietary calcium intake. Am J Epidemiol. 1987 Nov; 126(5):796-802. Cummings SR, Block G, McHenry K, Baron RB. PMID: 3661527.
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