On Tuesday, October 3rd, Dr. Robert Baker of the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo presented on: “Hepatitis C in Children and Adolescents”
1. Explain the epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among children and adolescents.
2. Discuss testing and diagnosis of HCV among children and adolescents.
3. Describe how to monitor and care for children and adolescents with HCV.
Robert D. Baker obtained his BA at Harvard University, MD at Temple University School of Medicine, PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Baker completed his residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the Combined Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Boston. Dr. Baker has worked in Africa and established two new programs in Gastroenterology and Nutrition, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Baker has numerous publication in peer reviewed journals, chapters, and reviews. Among these publications are a report on the treatment of childhood hepatitis C with pegylated interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin and a review of treatment of pediatric Hepatitis C since the advent of direct acting antiviral medication. He has edited four medical textbooks. Dr. Baker is nationally recognized as a leader currently serving on the editorial board of the journal Pediatrics in Review. Dr. Baker is listed as a Best Doctor continuously since 1996.