Nancy Baker, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Nancy Baker

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-3111

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
A675 Mayo Memorial Bldg
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MD, University of Missouri-Columbia

St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center Family Medicine Residency (now Regions Hospital)


Nancy Baker, MD, is a second-generation family physician. She practiced at Smiley’s Family Medicine Clinic from 2001 to 2013, before joining Rural Physician Associate Program faculty. Over the years, she has served on several AAFP national committees as well as the STFM Board of Directors. Baker is a former MAFP president, Teacher of the Year, and Merit Award winner. She is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine.


Community-oriented primary care, adolescent and geriatric medicine, gender issues in health care, interpersonal violence intervention and prevention, medical humanities, end-of-life care



Peer-Reviewed Publications

Madlon-Kay D, Ricke L, Baker N, DeFor T. Case series of 148 tongue-tied newborn babies evaluated with the assessment tool for lingual frenulum function. Midwifery. 2008;24(3):353-7.

Ricke L, Baker NJ, Madlon-Kay D, Defor TA. Newborn tongue-tie: prevalence and effect on breast-feeding. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2005;18(1):1-7.

Baker NJ, Harper PG, Reif CJ. Use of clinical indicators to evaluate COPC projects. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2002;15(5):355-60.

Harper PG, Baker NJ, Reif CJ. Implementing community-oriented primary care projects in an urban family practice residency program. Fam Med. 2000;32(10): 683-90.

Culhane-Pera KA, Reif C, Egli E, Baker NJ, Kassekert R. A curriculum for multicultural education in family medicine. Fam Med. 1997;29(10):719-23.

Baker NJ. Strategic footholds for medical education about domestic violence. Acad Med. 1995;70(11):982-5.

Baker NJ. Maternity leave for practicing family physicians. J Fam Pract. 1992;35(1):39-42.

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Baker NJ. In Memory. Minnesota Medicine. 2010;93(7):38.

Baker NJ. Harry’s Heart. Minnesota Medicine. 2009;92(11):22-3.

Baker NJ. Perseverance. Minnesota Medicine. 2009;92(9):56.

Baker NJ. Tender Callings. Minnesota Medicine. 2008;91(10):30-1.

Baker NJ. Poetic Podcasts: The Importance of the Humanities in Medicine. Minnesota Medicine. 2008;91(7):30-32.

Baker NJ. House Calls. Minnesota Medicine. January 2006: 89(1): 64.

Baker NJ. Attitude. Minnesota Medicine. 2005;88(2):56.

Baker NJ. When your patient is a victim of domestic violence. Family Practice Re-certification. 1995;17(9):26-48.

Baker NJ. Literary medicine. Minnesota Medicine. 1990;73:19-20.