Matthew C. Baker, MD MS

Immunologist, Rheumatologist

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)

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Dr. Baker is the Clinical Chief in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University and the Co-Director of the Stanford Multidisciplinary Sarcoidosis Program. He received his bachelor's degree from Pomona College, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and his master's degree in Epidemiology and Clinical Research from Stanford University. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and his Rheumatology fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Baker has established a clinical research program that is focused on clinical trials, epidemiological studies, and bench-to-bedside translational research. He has designed and led investigator-initiated and industry sponsored clinical trials with a focus on sarcoidosis, IgG4-related disease, Sjogren's syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis. He also utilizes large databases to study osteoarthritis, with an interest in repurposing existing drugs for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology (2016)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2014)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Rheumatology and Immunology Fellowship (2016) CA
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (2014) MA
  • M.S., Stanford University (2019)
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School (2011)
  • B.A., Pomona College (2004)

Awards & Memberships
  • ACR/EULAR Exchange Program Award, American College of Rheumatology (6/12/17)
  • Bevra Hahn Distinguished Fellow Scholarship, California Rheumatology Alliance (5/24/16)
  • Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology (11/28/16)
  • KL2 Stanford Spectrum Mentored Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health (7/1/17 - 6/30/19)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health (7/1/16 - 1/31/17)
  • Scientist Development Award, Rheumatology Research Foundation (2/1/17 - 1/31/18)
  • Translational Research and Applied Medicine Award, Stanford University (9/1/18 - 9/1/19)

Administrative Appointments
  • Clinical Chief, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2020 - Present)


Clinical Trials

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Practice Locations

Immunology and Rheumatology Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 2nd Floor, Room W2081

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6961

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(115 reviews)

He really helped me
INcredible doctor. Very knowledgable. Listens. Explains well.
Dr. Baker was very helpful with descibing and answering questions concerning my new sarcoidosis treatment.
I am very grateful Dr Baker took me as a patient.
Matt's always very attentive. I never feel rushed and his concern for my well-being is obvious.
A superb clinician and xlnt physician
Top notch!
Dr. Baker is knowledgable, attentive, friendly, and helpful. I'd highly recommend him to anyone with immune system issues.
Who doesn’t love Dr Baker??? No one!!
Dr. Baker is always very pleasant and informative. He is thorough with his questions and is excellent at answering my questions. I feel very lucky to have a doctor that is so knowledgeable about my rare disease!
He is the best!
Asked a lot of questions trying to get a sense of my concerns. Wait time was acceptable.
Dr. Baker is an excellent knowledgeable physician.
Very affable. Professional and knowlegeable.
I receive excellent care from Dr Baker, I am extremely happy he is able to see me as a patient.
He had obviously read the necessary test results and explained results to me.
Excellent helpful
Truly cared about my health
Dr. Baker is a great doctor who really listens and cares about his patients. I am very happy to have him for my doctor. He has helped me so much over the last few years.
Excellent person very caring.
Great clinician. Very knowledgeable and an excellent communicator.
He was very prepared. Understood my complete history. Was interactive in discussing symptoms.
Dr. Baker is an excellent, physician. He listens and explains everything in a caring way. I highly recommend Dr. Baker.
Dr. Baker is an excellent doctor!
good visit, good communicator
Matt is warm and attentive. He's made an effort to get to know me and share a bit of himself, as well. I feel that he is genuinely concerned about my well-being and cares about giving me the attention I deserve. I feel confident in the care I am getting from Matt.
Dr Baker has provided me with unfailing excellent care.
Exceptional physician
Very professional and knowledgeable. Always a pleasure to talk to him.
Who doesn’t love Dr Baker?! We all do!
Excellent doctor. Excellent care.
Dr. Baker is an excellent physician, and very adept at video appointments. He listens carefully and answers all patient questions with clarity. He thoroughly reviews lab results with the patient.
He is awesome!
Dr. Matthew Baker has been an amazing doctor, great listener and has successfully treated my RA and Sjogrens.
Dr Baker. Is great ðŸ‘
I was very happy with every aspect of this consultation
Dr Baker is very thorough in his explanations.
Excellent bedside manner and thoroughly answered my questions
Excellent communication skills, made me feel as though he truly cared about my condition and getting to the bottom of my ailments in order to better assist me with my disease process.
Dr. Baker is an excellent clinician and always knows what is going on with me I do not have to spend a lot of time telling him what has happened in the recent past. I wish there were more doctors like him. I really appreciate his care
He is a good man and a good doctor
Dr Baker responded with a prescription change and the next meeting being in person if needed. He does listen and respond to what I describe!j
Great doctor and really helped me through my health issue. Very confident of ability and takes personal interest in patients.
Dr Baker was very kind and provided excellent care I'm very happy for being referred to him
I really like dr. M. Baker
Dr. Baker is empathetic.
He is very knowledgeable, professional and very kind!
Dr. Baker is an excellent doctor and great listening to me! He also is very good about follow-up!
Dr Baker is one of the best! Caring, personable and shows utmost empathy for his patients. This comes from two hardest to please primary care providers!
Dr. Baker is kind and compassionate, knowledgeable and approachable. I feel very fortunate to have been referred to him. He is a gem for sure.
Great working with him.
Outstanding care provider
Nice visit . Certainly read my record
Exceptional, thoughtful, well- informed. A great listener
He is caring, honest and I wish all my doctors were like him. I am so happy is is caring for my needs.
Thank you Dr Baker for your care & compassion.
Dr. Baker is a very knowledgable and personable physician
He is fantastic!
Dr. Baker is an expert on my condition. I feel very comfortable with him handling my condition. He patiently answers all of my questions during our visits. He never makes me feel rushed. He even made me feel that I should not have been anxious about my inability to access the video meeting via my computer today. He assured me that he would have called me had I not reached him. He is AWESOME!
He's the best rheumatologist I've ever worked with. He's kind, thorough, knowledgeable, and sincere.
Dr. Baker is an excellent doctor
Excellent clinician, great communicator, very knowledgeable and personable.
I am so thankful to be under his care. He listens to my concerns and addresses them well. He takes his time and goes over my labs, how I am currently doing and a plan going forward. Again so grateful!
He’s a very good doctor and a nice person.
Dr. Baker is thorough, empathetic, and professional. He answers my questions and provides thoughtful answers. I would highly recommend Dr. Baker.
I really like how Dr Baker explains things to me that are easy to understand and make sense! Im happy he is my Doctor. I have trust in him to provide me the best care.
Dr Baker is an excellent, collaborative, and thoughtful doctor. He communicates clearly and with empathy. He also comes up with thoughtful solutions that he runs past me in real time, so I see and understand his expertise at work His note to his patients regarding getting a Covid-19 booster shot was the most thorough and helpful communication I read anywhere on that subject.
Very impressed with our first visit, as expected given my friend’s recommendation, Dr. Baker’s credentials and reviews. Happy he has agreed to take me on as a patient going forward.
Dr. Baker is always well prepared before starting the visit, familiarizing himself with my case and any updated tests or office notes he receives. He is good to answer my questions, consider my concerns. He tries to be a helpful resource for my my local doctors and other specialists. I appreciate that he encourages correspondence with him over concerns I have and he requested that I keep him updated. That was important to me, rather than feel like once you have a visit, they're done.
Very glad I am see Matthew Baker. As well as other Doctors in the sarcoid clinic.
I am very happy that Dr Baker is my rheumatologist. Seeing a doctor that is a specialist in my condition is very reassuring.
He is an excellent healthcare provider!!!
Very detailed overview and plan that made me feel comfortable and confident about my medical plan.
He is a great doctor
Excellent and well informed physician. Takes time to listen and answers questions thoroughly to the best of his ability. I highly recommend Dr. Baker.
I am very pleased with Dr. Baker
Dr. Matthew Baker is an excellent doctor. I have been with him since 2015. He's always very caring, detailed and know what would work best for me. I feel like he understands my struggles, lifestyle and history very well. His plan of action always have my best interest as priority. He would not prescribe anything or have me see other specialists if he did not think that would help me. As a patient, I trust Dr.Baker with my health.
Dr. Baker has been very well prepared for each of our visits, spending significant amounts of time to review my history and tests. His notes of the office visit are also detailed, and helpful for any others reviewing his notes to help in my care. He has always been pleasant and willing to listen to our concerns as well as honor our opinions in deciding care options. We have been pleased to have him as part of my health team.
I was very happy to see Dr Baker. All my concerns were answered and we have a clear plan going forward.
My experience with Dr. Baker over the past year that I have been a patient of his has been excellent. I have felt cared for and about.
Dr Baker listen to my medical problem and gave me a good solutions
Dr. Baker is an excellent doctor. He made you feel right at ease, He was easy to talk to and very informative. I never felt rushed.
He is a friendly caring doctor who listens well and responds to what I say. Doctor Baker is also flexible in prescribing medication changes when required..
I had a great video health care experience with Dr. Baker. I would not hesitate to recommend him to family, friends, colleagues, etc.
Who doesn’t love Dr Baker? No one!
(see previous comment panel) In addition, Dr. Baker is able to imbue the video format with the qualities of truly empathetic communication.
I am so thankful for Dr Baker. Since my first visit he has sincerely listened to me about what I was experiencing and because of training and a spirit of excellence, he diagnosed a rare auto immune disorder and found a solution for me. He still continues to follow up to ensure we are still on the right path. So thankful!
Matthew Baker is an excellent doctor who is very caring and thorough. He goes over everything in detail and takes the time to listen to me. I really trust him and his opinion regarding my health. I can email him and ask him questions and he is always very responsive. He makes me feel very comfortable to talk to him and to share my information with him. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor and I really appreciate him. He is the best!
Dr. Baker was patient, understanding and supportive of suggestions.
He is a very good doctor
He's a great Rheumatologist. I look forward to seeing him next visit.
Dr Baker listens, informs and I appreciate his knowledge and expertise.
"Top pf the heap Humane Person!"
Dr. Baker is excellent and always goes through necessary records before hand so it’s totally up to speed when you see him. I very much appreciate his care
Very professional and communicates well.
Very pleased with the video visit.
Dr. Baker has treated me exceptionally well. He listens, is very attentive & successfully diagnosed an auto immune disease. - I'm so very thankful.
Dr. Baker is great! Thanks!
Matthew Charles Baker is exceptional in his thoroughness, active listening, explanations and concern. Five stars!
Dr. Baker went above and beyond. Answered all my questions, explained complex issues simply, and even went over imaging with me.
Wonderful experience so far. Caring doctor, I don't feel rushed. Would highly recommend him.
Several of my care providers are outstanding... Dr. Mar, Dr. Barker, Dr. Guinevere, and Dr. Apte - all fantastic!
Dr. Baker does a great job! I feel like I have 100% of his attention the whole time I am in the room with him.
Dr. Audra H was AMAZING. She was thorough, concerned, and caring. I would recommend anyone to Stanford and to Dr. Audra H.
Best first visit ever!
Both my husband and I are very critical about quality and service in all arenas of life, Yet Dr Baker managed to cross our unreasonably high bar and received the highest ratings above from both of us. He is most conscientious, reassuring, personable, and demonstrated uncommon compassion for his patients.
Excellent discussion, explanations, questions & answers.
Dr. Baker and his team of staff are just awesome. I am glad I switched over from Kaiser and receive the real care I need. Thanks to Dr. Baker!
Dr. Baker was prepared & professional. He listened well, asked clarifying questions and explained what could & couldn't work & what the future may look like.
Dr. Baker and his staff are great in caring for my health. I am very happy having Dr. Baker as my provider.
Dr. Baker was excellent in all categories!
Dr. Baker is an extraordinary doctor by any measure.
Dr. Baker is an asset to Stanford. He is so knowledgable about my possible very rare autoimmune disease. I feel very safe in his care.

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