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

  • Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (1995) CA
  • Residency: UCSF - Department of OB/GYN and REI (1992) 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)
  • Clinical Research/Reproductive Endocrinology Scientist Scholar, National Institute of Health (2005-2006)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in America (2004-2011)
  • National Register's Who's Who, National Register's Who's Who (2004)
  • 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)
  • 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

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