Matthew Baker, MD, is a critical care physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He received his medical degree from George Washington School of Medicine in Washington DC, and then completed pediatric residency training and a chief resident year at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Dr. Baker is actively involved in medical education to medical students, interns, residents, and fellows. He has lectured extensively on a variety of pediatric topics involving outpatient and inpatient pediatrics.
He has been involved in several quality improvement initiatives including targeting overuse of oseltamivir in the emergency department setting and preventing delirium in the pediatric critical care unit.
His current research interests involve hospital resource utilization and optimization, specifically how resource strain caused by shifts in patient volumes and acuity impact healthcare outcomes. These projects and others have been presented at conferences across the country including Pediatric Academic Societies and American Academy of Pediatrics and have also been published in Peds in Review and other peer-reviewed publications.
As for his administrative pursuits, he hopes to expand pediatric critical care resource availability to rural communities across the country through the use of real-time telemedicine consultation and offshoot ICU development.