About Keith Baker, MD, PhD

Keith Baker, M.D., Ph.D. is Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medical at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Baker received his B.S., M.S. in Chemistry from Emory University and his M.D., Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1993. Dr. Baker completed his anesthesiology residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1996. He has been at the MGH for over 25 years and frequently cares for patients having thoracic surgery.

He was the Anesthesia residency Program Director at the MGH for 15 years. He developed an extensive didactic curriculum that continues as the core didactics for the residency.  He also developed a system for having residents evaluate faculty clinical teaching and he developed a system for evaluating resident clinical performance which allows focused educational intervention aimed at improving resident performance.  More recently he has been focusing on expert performance.  He was named the Mass General Brigham Outstanding Program Director in 2013 and was awarded the ACGME Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach Award” in 2014. He is an America Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Senior Examiner and is on the ACGME Anesthesiology Review Committee.

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Mass General Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-3030

Medical Education

  • PhD, Washington University
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology

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