Valerie Baker, M.D.

Valerie Baker, M.D.

Obstetrician/gynecologist, Fertility specialist

Bio:   Dr. Valerie Baker earned her Doctorate in Medicine from Harvard Medical School and Master’s in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She then went on to complete her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Baker is the Medical Director of Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Health Center and the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University. Dr. Baker is the current President of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and served as the Chair of the Research Committee for the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. She is current the Principal Investigator for an NIH-funded study of pregnancy outcomes following infertility.
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Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center

International Azoospermia Center

Professional Education

  • Residency: UCSF Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology and REI (1992) CA
  • Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (1995) CA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (1988) MA
  • Board Certification: Reprod. Endocrinology and Infertility, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1998)
  • Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1996)
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Medicine (1988)
  • Master's, Harvard (Kennedy School of Government), Health Policy (1988)

Honors & Awards

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Mead Johnson Fellowship, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1993-1994)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Ortho Fellowship, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1994-1995)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine Service Award, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (2010)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine Star Award, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (2011)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in America (2004-2011)
  • Clinical Research/Reproductive Endocrinology Scientist Scholar, National Institute of Health (2005-2006)
  • National Register's Who's Who, National Register's Who's Who (2004)
  • Selected for the 2012 School of Medicine Faculty Fellows Program, Office of Diversity and Leadership Stanford University (2012)
  • Selected for the Stanford Advanced Leadership Program, Stanford University (2012-2013)

Administrative Appointments

  • Acting Division Chief, Div. Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Dept. Obstetrics and Gynecology Stanford University (2008 - 2012)
  • Board of Directors, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (2006 - 2009)
  • Board of Directors, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (2006 - Present)
  • Director, Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Program, Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center (2009 - Present)
  • Division Chief, Div. Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Dept. Obstetrics and Gynecology Stanford University (2012 - Present)
  • Executive Council, Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (2009 - Present)
  • Medical Director, University of Washington Assisted Reproductive Technology Program (1999 - 2000)
  • Medical Director, Fertility Physicians of Northern California (2004 - 2007)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center (2007 - Present)
  • Members Practice Retreat Co-Chair, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (2011 - Present)
  • Membership Services Committee Co-Chair, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (2011 - Present)
  • Patient Education Committee, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (1999 - 2005)
  • Postgraduate Program Chair, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (2007 - 2008)
  • Postgraduate Program Co-Chair, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (2006 - 2007)
  • Postgraduate Program Coordinating Chair, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (2005 - 2006)
  • Practice Committee, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (2008 - 2011)
  • President, American Medical Women's Association of the South Bay (2004 - 2005)
  • Research Committee Chair, Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (2010 - Present)
  • Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee, Stanford University (2007 - 2009)
  • Treasurer, American Medical Women's Association of the South Bay (2003 - 2004)
  • Vice President/ Board of Directors, Rachel's Well (2009 - Present)

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SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Baker is an outstanding doctor in every possible way - very knowledgeable, skilled , compassionate, sensitive, really cares about her patients & desires to help them. Also, explains things well & is proactive about finding solutions to a patient's problems!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

A provider explained our concerns very well.

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SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Baker is an outstanding doctor in every possible way - very knowledgeable, skilled , compassionate, sensitive, really cares about her patients & desires to help them. Also, explains things well & is proactive about finding solutions to a patient's problems!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

A provider explained our concerns very well.