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Danielle Y. Baek, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Medical Director of the Department of Medicine Faculty Practice


Professional Building. 419 W. Redwood St. Suite 620. Baltimore, MD 21201

Education and Training

Undergraduate: Yale University, BS, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, 2000-2004

Medical School: State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine, MD, 2005-2009

Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2009-2012

Chief Residency: Internal Medicine, Mercy Medical Center and University of Maryland Medical Center, 2012-2013

Board Certification: Internal Medicine


After her year as Chief Resident, Dr. Baek joined the faculty in 2013 and is currently Assistant Professor in Medicine. She also serves as Associate Division Chair for the Department of General Internal Medicine and Medical Director of the University Health Center.

Dr. Baek enjoys teaching and working with the internal medicine residents. In addition to her administrative and clinical duties, she manages two resident continuity clinics on campus. She serves as Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and is a Co-Director for the Primary Care Pathway, mentoring residents that are interested in a career in outpatient medicine.

Dr. Baek also has a strong interest in patient safety and quality improvement, with a focus on transitions of care from inpatient admissions to the outpatient setting.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Primary Care, Transitions of Care, Resident Education.

Highlighted Publications

Abelson JF, Kwan KY, O'Roak BJ, Baek DY, Stillman AA, Morgan TM, Mathews CA, Pauls DL, Rasin MR, Gunel M, Davis NR, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Guez DH, Spertus JA, Leckman JF, Dure LS 4th, Kurlan R, Singer HS, Gilbert DL, Farhi A, Louvi A, Lifton RP, Sestan N, State MW. Sequence variants in SLITRK1 are associated with Tourette's Syndrome. Science. 2005 Oct 14; 310(5746):317-20.

Awards and Affiliations

Inductee, Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2008

Ambulatory Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015

Ambulatory Medicine Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, Division of General Internal Medicine, 2015 and 2016