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Robert Baltimore, MD

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases & Global Health) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Associate Hospital Epidemiologist (for Pediatrics) Yale New Haven Hospital

Contact Information

Robert Baltimore, MD

Patient Care Locations

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

    PO Box 208064

    New Haven, CT 06520-8064

    United States



Dr. Baltimore was born in New York City and graduated from the University of Chicago with an AB in Biology in 1964. His medical school training was at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine, graduating in 1968. He did an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Chicago's Wyler Children's Hospital from 1968-71. After completing his residency he was a Major in the U.S. Army stationed at Walter reed Army Institute of Research from 1971-74 where he did research in bacterial infections and clinical training in infectious diseases. From 1974-76 he was a postdoctoral fellow and instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School's Channing Laboratory situated at the Boston City Hospital. In 1976 he accepted a position in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine where he is currently Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology.

While a faculty member at Yale Dr. Baltimore has held research grants from the Hood Foundation, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH. His research has centered around studies of group B Streptococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, infections in the neonate and nosocomial infections. He is currently the Associate Director of Hospital Epidemiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Epidemiologist for Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Director of the Pediatric Tuberculosis Clinic and Co- Director of the Training Program in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Baltimore has authored more than 200 research papers and book chapters, edited 3 books and is on the editorial boards of several pediatric and infectious diseases journals. He was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases (The “Red Book Committee”). a liaison member of the CDC’s Task Force on Smallpox Vaccination, and is currently a member of the American Heart Association Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School (1976)
  • Fellowship
    Department of Medicine, Boston City Hospital (1975)
  • Fellow/Medical Officer
    Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (1974)
  • Intern & Resident
    University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics (1971)
  • MD
    SUNY at Buffalo (1968)
  • AB
    University of Chicago, Biology (1964)


  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Yerevan, Armenia (1996-1998)
    Developed Curriculum
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1995
    Visiting Physician

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
First annual Howard A. Pearson, M.D. Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award for outstanding contributions to housestaff education.Department of Pediatrics, Yale1996

Professional Service

American Heart AssociationDevelop standards for treatment of Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis and Kawasaki Disease 2002-Present2002 - Present
American Academy of PediatricsDevelop national standards for ptrevention and treatment of childhood infections2001 - 2007
Yale-New Haven HospitalPharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Chairman, 1986 - Present 1986 - Present
Yale Medical SchoolMedical School Committee on Funds and Fellowships1978 - 1985

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