Karyn Baum, MD, MSEd

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Karyn Baum

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 603
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Anne Christians

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine


Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Karyn Baum, MD, MSEd, MHA is a Professor of Medicine and Vice President for System Clinical Operations for MHealth-Fairview. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health. Karyn served in multiple previous roles including the Medical Director of Utilization Management, Associate Chief Medical Officer, and Interim Chief Medical Officer for UMP and University of Minnesota Medical Center.

At the national level, she served as the senior consultant with the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington DC, directing their Educating for Quality initiatives nation-wide from 2015-2017.

Karyn is the former Associate Chair for Quality at the University of Minnesota. In addition to overseeing the Health Transformation Center at MHealth-Fairview, she teaches quality improvement for the Executive Masters in Healthcare Administration program at Minnesota. Dr. Baum earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan, her Masters of Science in Education from the University of Southern California, and her Masters of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota.

Awards & Recognition

  • Academic Health Center Academy of Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching (2016)
  • Department of Medicine Clinical Excellence Award, University of Minnesota (2008)
  • Distinguished Reviewer, Journal of General Internal Medicine (2007)
  • Development Award, University of Minnesota/Karolinska Institute Carlson Grant (2006)
  • Teacher of the Year (FUMC), Fairview-University Medical Center Internal Medicine and Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Programs (2005)
  • Early Distinguished Career Award, Minnesota Medical Foundation (2005)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (2004)

Professional Associations

  • Associate Chair of Clinical Quality, University of Minnesota Department of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Utilization Reviewer, University of Minnesota Medical Center
  • Society of Hospital Medicine, Member (2012-present)



  • Ogrinc G, Cohen ES, can Aalst R, Harwood B, Ercolano E, Baum KD, Pattison AJ, Jones AC, Davies L, West A. Educational and Clinical Outcomes for an Integrated Quality Improvement Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 2016. October 2016, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 563-568.
  • Baum KD and Davis DA. Aligning and educating for quality: Using continuing professional development to meet clinical and educational system needs. J Contin Educ Health Prof 2016. Summer;36 Suppl 1:S50-1.
  • Headrick LA, Ogrinc G, Hoffman KG, Stevenson KM, Shalaby M, Beard AS, Thorne K, Coleman MT, Baum KD. Exemplary Care and Learning Sites: A Model for Improving Interprofessional Care and Learning in the Clinical Setting. Academic Medicine, May 2016.Mar;91(3):354-9. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001072.
  • Bowman JM, Duran A, Duffy B, Gladding SP, and Baum KD. Teaching high value care: A novel morning report. Clinical Teacher, 2015;12:165-170.
  • 5.Newton C, Bainbridge, Ball V, Baum KD, Bontje P, Boyce R, Moran M, Richardson B, Tamura Y, Uden D, Wagner S, and Wood V. The Healthcare Team Challenge: Developing an Interprofessional Education Research Collaboration. Nursing Education Today, 2015;35(1):4-8.
  • Ogrinc O, Ercolano E, Cohen ES, Harwood B, Baum KD, van Aalst R, Jones, AC, and Daview L. Educational system factors that engage resident physicians in an integrated quality improvement curriculum at a VA Hospital: A realist evaluation. Academic Medicine 2014 89(10):1380-85.
  • Meyers JS, Tess A, Glasheen J, O’Malley C, Baum KD, Fisher ES, O’Leary K, Spencer A, Warm E, and Wiese J. The Quality and Safety Educators Academy: Fullfilling an unmet need for faculty development. American Journal of Medical Quality, 2014;29:5-12.
  • Duran-Nelson A, Baum KD, Weber-Main AM, and Menk J. The efficacy of peer-assisted learning across residencies for procedural training in dermatology. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2011; 3(3):391-4.
  • Headrick LA, Shalaby M, Baum KD, Fitzsimmons AB, Hoffman KG, Hoglund PJ, Ogrinc O, and Thorne K. Exemplary care and learning sites: Linking the continual improvement of learning and the continual improvement of care. Academic Medicine, 2011; 86(11): e6-e7.
  • Weaver SJ, Rosen MA, Salas E, Baum KD, & King HB. Integrating the science of team training into continuing education: Evidence-based recommendations. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2010;30(4):208-20. 
  • Reifsteck SW and Baum KD. Getting Physicians Involved in Patient Safety. MGMA Connexxion September 2009: 47-50.
  • Baum KD, Resnik CD, Wu JJ, and Roey SC. Stakeholder Analysis and Coalition Building: Implementing Change in Health Professions Education; Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2007; 34(2): 79-84.
  • Houle C, Harwood E, Watkins A, and Baum KD. What Women Want: Qualitative Analysis of Focus Groups Examining Women’s Expectations of Their Physicians; Journal of Women’s Health, 2007; 16(4):543-50.
  • Shaneyfelt T, Baum KD, Bell D, Feldstein D, Houston TK, Kaatz S, Whelan C, and Green M. Instruments for Evaluating Education in Evidence-Based Practice: A Systematic Review; Journal of the American Medical Association; 2006; 296: 1116-27.
  • Baum KD and Axtell S. Trends in North American Medical Education; Keio Journal of Medicine 2005; 54(1): 22-28.
  • Alaniz K, Baum K, and Savett LA. Enhancing and Enriching the Nurse-Physician Relationship; Creative Nursing 2004; 10(3): 9-13.
  • Baum KD. Developing Evidence-based Radiology; Journal of Women’s Imaging August 2003; 5(3): 1-10.
  • Baum KD. The Impact of an Evidence-based Medicine Workshop on Residents’ Attitudes Towards and Self-reported Ability in Evidence-based Practice. Medical Education Online 2003;8(2), http://www.med-ed-online.org/issue2.htm#v8.
  • Zweifler AJ, Sisson JC, Wolf FM, Trabin NL, Dicken LL, Gruppen LD, Grum CM, and Baum KD; Training Students in Education of the Hypertensive Patient; American Journal of Hypertension, 1998; 11(5): 610-3.



  • Internal Medicine


University of Minnesota Medical Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Internal Medicine