Rodney Baker, MD

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Rodney L. Baker, MD, FAAP
Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Rodney L. Baker is the director of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Baker completed both his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Ohio. His clinical interests include toxicology and throughput in emergency medicine. 

Dr. Baker is board certified in pediatric emergency medicine. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Florida College of Emergency Physicians. He participates on several committees at Nicklaus Children’s. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Baker is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

The Emergency Department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is one of the most visited emergency rooms in the nation and has a team of board-certified and fellowship-trained attending pediatric specialists and subspecialists on call, 24 hours a day. To continue to be a leader in ensuring patient satisfaction, the entire staff continually devises and implements strategies to reduce patient waiting time, enhance the waiting room atmosphere and improve the delivery of care for patients and families. The Emergency Department is also home to the Miguel "Mike" B. Fernandez Family Pediatric Trauma Center, the only freestanding Level I pediatric trauma center in South Florida. An adjoining helipad enhances the facility’s ability to handle incoming traumas, as well as transfers from other hospitals. 

Shaked, O., Pena, B.M., Linares, M.Y., Baker, R.L. (2009). Simple febrile seizures: are the AAP guidelines regarding lumbar puncture being followed?. Pediatric Emergency Care, 25(1), 8-11. View in Pubmed

Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Emergency Medicine
3100 SW 62 Avenue - ER Department
Miami, FL 33155
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Fellowship - Children's Hospital Medical Center
Residency - Children's Hospital Medical Center
Medical School - Wayne State University

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Ped Emergency Med) - Certified