Dr. Robert Baker, MD, PhD, FAAP
Iron and Children
Iron deficiency is one of the most common problems among children, but it’s frequently not detected, and it has long-term health implications for children’s development and behavior. In a clinical report released Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the National Conference & Exhibition of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in San Francisco, the AAP sets guidelines to increase iron intake in infants and children, and to improve screening methods.
Dr. Robert Baker, MD, PhD, FAAP member of the executive committee of the AAP Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, and co-author of the report, comes on the show to discuss the confusing issue of iron - how much do kids need, what foods are the best sources, what problems can be caused by iron deficiency.
Robert D. Baker obtained his BA at Harvard University, an MD at Temple University School of Medicine and a PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Baker completed his residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Buffalo and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the Combined Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital of Boston. After completing his pediatric training he worked and traveled in Africa for three years. He has established two new programs in Gastroenterology and Nutrition, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Baker has numerous publication in peer reviewed journals, chapters, and reviews. He has edited three medical textbooks. Dr. Baker is nationally recognized as a leader and is currently serving on the Executive Board of the Section of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Hepatology of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Baker is listed as a Best Doctor continuously since 1996. Dr. Baker returned to Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in 2000 where he sees patients, performs procedures, directs research, and teaches medical students, residents and fellows. Robert Baker is boarded in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.
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