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Michael J. Baker, MD, FACEP

Director of Telehealth


  • Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Medical School: Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Residency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


  • American Board of Emergency Medicine


  • Counselor/Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Past-President, Michigan College of Emergency Physicians
  • Member, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Michigan State Medical Society

Additional Information:

  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor, University of Michigan
  • Co-chair, Emergency Department Information Technology Committee, Trinity Health
  • MCEP Chapter Service Award
  • Ronald L Krome, MD Meritorious Service Award

The most rewarding experience in your career thus far.
My time with organized medicine through MCEP/ACEP has been very rewarding for me. Organizations such as these not only help support the practice of emergency medicine through education and advocacy, but they also help develop future leaders for our specialty.

Which EPMG value do you identify with most?
Innovation — I am always interested in a better way for doing something. Before there was a “FAST Exam”, I promoted ED ultrasound to enhance the diagnostic tools of the emergency physician. I helped create opportunities for collaboration and cooperation across the state for emergency ultrasound training through MCEP.

Describe yourself in two words.
Forward thinking.

One thing most people don’t know about you.
In my spare time, I wrote medical and entertainment software for mobile devices before they were in everyone’s pocket.

What is a recent book that you have read and would recommend that is relevant to your work/field.
What is a recent book that you have read and would recommend that is relevant to your work/field? Robin Cook’s Cell. It is a fictional glimpse into using artificial intelligence to augment medical care. Such uses may not be too far away but without the dark results revealed in the story.

Your favorite vacation.
I always wanted to try scuba diving. After graduating from medical school, I went with a friend to Cancun where we took a resort course and then went out into the reefs. It was like entering a different world with all of the sea creatures, colors, and sensations.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love to ski. I love the feeling of being high up in the mountains and the solitude of the mountain peaks always impresses me. The combination of wind, speed, and descent makes me feel almost weightless.

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