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Alan H. Baik


Physician-scientist, dog lover, former choral singer

Dr. Alan H. Baik is a non-invasive cardiologist with a special interest in cardio-oncology. Cardio-oncology is an emerging field in cardiology that focuses on the cardiovascular care of cancer patients and survivors who have developed cardiovascular disease from their cancer-directed therapies. He provides specialized cardiovascular care to cancer patients who have received traditional chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy and radiation therapy. Baik works closely with oncologists and other providers to optimize the cardiovascular care of these patients.

In research, Baik has a long-standing interest in how cells, tissues and humans respond and adapt to low oxygen (hypoxia) and high oxygen states (hyperoxia). As a medical student, he worked in the laboratory of Nobel laureate Dr. William Kaelin's at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he studied the mechanisms of remote ischemic preconditioning. This is the phenomenon where the heart is protected from a heart attack when a distant organ — for example, the skeletal muscle — experiences short episodes of low oxygen. He is currently studying novel ways cells and tissues respond to states of low oxygen and why high oxygen is toxic to cells, tissues and whole organisms.

Baik earned his medical degree at UCSF, where he was a Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellow and graduated with distinction after completing a graduate-level thesis in molecular medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at UCSF. He has served on the subcommittee for cardio-oncology with the American Heart Association.

  • Education

    UCSF, MD, 2014

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2017

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Cardiology, 2021

I am dedicated to caring for adults with cardiovascular disease and passionate about discovering new ways to understand and treat heart disease.

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    35 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 12, 2023
    Dr. Baik is one of the best doctors at UCSF. He always listens carefully to all my concerns addresses each and every problem and offers all options for care and follow up.
    Sep 09, 2023
    Dr Baik was concerned about my health issues attentive and informative. I feel well cared for on his hands.
    Apr 23, 2023
    Dr. Baik is a great doctor. Very smart very informed with a great 'bedside manner'. The health of my heart/cardiovascular system is extremely important particularly given my family history and I have always felt in excellent hands under Dr. Baik's care.
    Apr 22, 2023
    I'm very glad that UCSF Hemotology/Oncology has a cardiologist on their team that understands the unique challenges of us cancer patients.
    Apr 13, 2023
    The doctor is highly knowledgeable however perhaps he could work on his bedside manner
    Dec 15, 2022
    Care provider was focused on details and this was a complicated history so that was appreciated and he also knew that I have technical medical/nursing background. Maybe fell a bit off with one queriy about are you assessing X simply with No that's not what we're looking at but not giving the answer to the question.
    Dec 15, 2022
    I was so impressed that the doctor came out to get me himself
    Oct 16, 2022
    Extremely informative and knowledgable
    Sep 13, 2022
    Had not reviewed medical reports from external specialists prior to appointment