Carrie Firestone Baum, MD

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Carrie Firestone Baum, MD, MPH 

Medical Director, Patient Access 

Associate Medical Director, Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists  


Dr. Carrie Firestone Baum is a pediatric gastroenterologist within the Division of Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and serves as medical director of patient access and associate medical director of Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the multispecialty medical group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. In her role as medical director of patient access, Dr. Firestone Baum assesses and develops improvements to the patient access operating process for NCPS, with the goals of enhanced service for patients and improved communications between the clinical and patient access teams. As associate medical director of NCPS, Dr. Firestone Baum oversees clinical care, quality metrics, teaching and research responsibilities for the medical group practice.  
Dr. Firestone Baum earned her medical degree from Tel Aviv University in Israel. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell/Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Queens, New York. Dr. Firestone Baum then pursued a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at LSU Health Sciences Center/Children’s Hospital of New Orleans in Louisiana. She also holds a master’s in public health from the Boston University School of Public Health in Massachusetts. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal disorders such as functional abdominal pain and constipation, as well as celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  
Dr. Firestone Baum is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. She is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has presented at medical conferences. 
Dr. Firestone Baum is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS). 
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is dedicated to the treatment of a wide variety of gastrointestinal problems in children and adolescents. The team employs a multidisciplinary approach that brings together an array of specialists to deliver personalized care to the patient and family. The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center provides comprehensive support and management for children and young adults with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, while the Gastrointestinal (GI) Center offers nutritional assessment and counseling for overweight children, as well as those with dietary restrictions. Consultations with the division’s board-certified physicians are offered in both English and Spanish at the hospital’s main campus near Coral Gables and Nicklaus Children’s outpatient centers located from southern Miami-Dade to Martin counties. 

O'Farrell, C., Roberts, A., ..., Firestone Baum, C., et al (2021). Genital and Intertriginous Rashes Refractory to Antimicrobial Treatments: Have you thought about Crohn's Disease? . Case reports in Pediatrics, 2021(), 5578810. View in Pubmed

Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Boynton Beach Care Ctr-Gastroenterology
10383 Hagen Ranch Road #200
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
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Additional Office

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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Fellow - Louisiana State University
Residency - Long Island Jewish Schneider Children's
Medical School - Sackler School of Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) - Certified
American Board of Pediatrics (Ped Gastroenterology) - Certified