Robert Baron, MS, MD

Internist

Dr. Robert Baron is a primary care doctor and vice chief of General Internal Medicine at UCSF Medical Center. He has a special interest in treating obesity and is the founder and director of the UCSF Weight Management Program. He also is interested in nutrition and preventive medicine.

Baron earned a master's degree in nutrition at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He has directed the UCSF Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program since 1989. He is a professor of medicine and associate dean for Continuing Medical Education at UCSF.

Clinics

General Internal Medicine at Sutter Street
1701 Divisadero St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94115
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Office: (415) 353-7999
Fax: (415) 353-7901

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Weight Management Program
1701 Divisadero St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94143-0320
Phone: (415) 353-2105
Fax: (415) 353-7901

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Academic Title

Professor

More about Robert Baron

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 1978

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hauer KE, Cate OT, Boscardin CK, Iobst W, Holmboe ES, Chesluk B, Baron RB, O'Sullivan PS. 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.
  2. Fordis M, King JE, Bonaduce de Nigris F, Morrow R, Baron RB, Kues JR, Norton JC, Kessler H, Mazmanian PE, Colburn L. Dissemination of Evidence From Systematic Reviews Through Academic CME Providers: A Feasibility Study. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2016; 36(2):104-12.
  3. Rosenbluth G, Tabas JA, Baron RB. In Reply to Oyler et al. Acad Med. 2016 Jan; 91(1):8.
  4. Turco MG, Baron RB. 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.
  5. Rosenbluth G, Tabas JA, Baron RB. 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.
  6. Stanley M, O'Brien B, Julian K, Jain S, Cornett P, Hollander H, Baron RB, Kohlwes RJ. 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.
  7. Hauer KE, Chesluk B, Iobst W, Holmboe E, Baron RB, Boscardin CK, Cate OT, O'Sullivan PS. Reviewing residents' competence: a qualitative study of the role of clinical competency committees in performance assessment. Acad Med. 2015 Aug; 90(8):1084-92.
  8. Rosenbluth G, Garritson S, Green AL, Milev D, Vidyarthi AR, Auerbach AD, Baron RB. Achieving Hand Hygiene Success With a Partnership Between Graduate Medical Education, Hospital Leadership, and Physicians. Am J Med Qual. 2016 Nov; 31(6):577-583.
  9. Baron RB, Rosenbluth G, Green AL, Vidyarthi AR. In reply to Sedgh. Acad Med. 2014 Oct; 89(10):1316.
  10. Nestle M, Baron RB. Nutrition in medical education: from counting hours to measuring competence. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 174(6):843-4.
  11. Baron RB. In reply to Walsh. Acad Med. 2014 May; 89(5):698.
  12. Jackson A, Baron RB, Jaeger J, Liebow M, Plews-Ogan M, Schwartz MD. 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.
  13. Baron RB, Davis NL, Davis DA, Headrick LA. Teaching for quality: where do we go from here? Am J Med Qual. 2014 May-Jun; 29(3):256-8.
  14. Vidyarthi AR, Green AL, Rosenbluth G, Baron RB. 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.
  15. Vidyarthi AR, Hamill T, Green AL, Rosenbluth G, Baron RB. 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.
  16. Baron RB. Eat more fibre. BMJ. 2013 Dec 19; 347:f7401.
  17. Baron RB. Can we achieve public accountability for graduate medical education outcomes? Acad Med. 2013 Sep; 88(9):1199-201.
  18. Baron RB. Should we all be vegetarians? JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 08; 173(13):1238-9.
  19. Iglehart JK, Baron RB. Maintenance of certification. N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 28; 368(13):1262-3.
  20. Iglehart JK, Baron RB. Ensuring physicians' competence--is maintenance of certification the answer? N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 27; 367(26):2543-9.

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