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Valerie L. Baker

VALERIE L. BAKER, M.D., was named the inaugural Richard W. TeLinde, M.D. and Edward E. Wallach, M.D. Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2019.

Prior to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Baker served on the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the University of Washington, and most recently, as Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Allegheny College and her medical degree from the Harvard Medical School while simultaneously earning her master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. She completed both her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at UCSF.

Currently, Dr. Baker is President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). She has held other key national leadership roles, including President of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Chair of the SART Research Committee, and Chair of the Postgraduate Program for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She has served as an Associate Editor for “Human Reproduction,” and is currently an Associate Editor for the “American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology” and a member of the Editorial Board of “Fertility and Sterility.”

Dr. Baker’s areas of clinical expertise include general infertility, assisted reproductive technology, and primary ovarian insufficiency.  She has researched stimulation protocols in assisted reproductive technology, factors affecting success with fertility treatment, and biomarkers of ovarian reserve (egg supply). Her current research focuses on health outcomes for women and their offspring following fertility treatment.