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Carissa M. Baker-Smith

Carissa M. Baker-Smith M.D., M.S., M.P.H.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Pediatrics
Additional Title(s): Pediatric Cardiologist
Location: 110 S. Paca Street (Paca/Pratt), 7th floor
Phone: (410) 328-4348
Fax: (410) 328-8670

Personal History:

Carissa M. Baker-Smith, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., is assistant professor of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Baker-Smith is a pediatric cardiologist for the Children’s Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital.

Dr. Baker-Smith earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Howard University, a master’s degree in cellular and molecular biology and a medical degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Baker-Smith also has a master’s in public health in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Dr. Baker-Smith completed her pediatric residency, clinical research fellowship and pediatric cardiology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. She is currently certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology.

Dr. Baker-Smith serves as a member for the Section of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery and Epidemiology of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also on the council for the American Heart Association for Cardiovascular Disease in the Young Member as well as the American College of Cardiology and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Research Interests:

General cardiology, hypertension, cardiovascular research

Clinical Specialty:

General pediatric cardiology, hypertension, cardiovascular research, cardiovascular genetics, quality improvement, heart failure, transplant and mechanical circulatory support


Baker-Smith CM, Goldberg SW, Rosenthal GL. Predictors of Prolonged Hospital Length of Stay Following Stage II Palliation of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (and Variants): Analysis of the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPC-QIC) Database. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Dec; 36(8):1630-41. Doi:10.1007/s00246-015-1208-3. Epub 2015 Jun3

Baker-Smith CM, Wilhelm CM, Neish SR, Klitzner TS, Beekman RH, Kugler JD,Martin GR, Lannon C, Jenkins KJ, Rosenthal GL. Predictors of Prolonged Length of Intensive Care Unit Stay After Stage I Palliation: A Report from the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Mar;35(3):431-40.

Baker-Smith CM, Neish SR, Klitzner TS, Beekman RH, Kugler JD, Martin GR, Lannon C, Jenkins KJ, Rosenthal GL. Variation in Post-Operative Care following Stage I Palliation for Single Ventricle Patients: A Report from the JCCHD National Quality Improvement Collaborative. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Mar-Apr;6(2):116-27.

Baker-Smith CM, Benjamin DK, Califf RM, Murphy MD, Li JS, Smith PB. Cough in Pediatric Patients Receiving Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor and Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Therapy in Randomized Controlled Trials. Clinical Pharmacology Therapeutics. 2010 Jun; 87(6):668-71.

Baker-Smith CM, Milazzo AM, Frush DP, Jaggers J, Kirby ML, Kanter RJ, Barker PC. Case Report: Double Aortic Arch with Aortic Atresia and Left-Sided Type B Interruption. Congenital Heart Disease. 2010 May-Jun; 5(3):316-20.

Baker-Smith CM, Benjamin DK, Grabowski HG, Reid ED, Mangum B, Goldsmith JV, Murphy MD, Edwards R, Eisenstein EL, Sun J, Califf RM, Li JS. The Economic Returns of Pediatric Clinical Trials of Anti-Hypertensive Drugs. Am Heart J. 2008; 156(4):682-8.

Benjamin DK, Smith PB, Jadhav P, Gobburu JV, Murphy DM, Hasselblad V, Baker-Smith CM, Califf RM, Li JS. Pediatric Antihypertensive Trial Failures: Analysis of End Points and Dose Range. Hypertension. 2008; 51(4): 834-840.

Li JS, Baker-Smith C, Smith PB, Hasselblad V, Murphy DM, Califf RM, Benjamin DK. Racial Difference in Blood Pressure Response to Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in Children: A Meta-Analysis. Clinical Pharmacology Therapeutics. 2008; 84(3):315-9.

Zhang GX, Baker CM, Kolson DL, Rostami AM.Review: Chemokines and chemokine receptors in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis. 2000; 6(1):3-13.