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Dr. Baldor is the Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Major responsiblities include oversight of the Department's Undergraduate and Graduate Educational Programs. He also serves as the Director of Community Based Education for the medical school and the Director of Health Policy. Dr. Baldor is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and he completed his family practice internship and residency at Hahnemann Family Health Center in Worcester. Following three years with the Indian Health Service of New Mexico, he joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Baldor has served as President of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians. He has published and lectured on a wide variety of family medicine and an eduational topics. He authored the textbook Managed Care Made Simple, a co-editor for the 5 Minute Clinical Consult, a widely utilized primer on the basics of managed care, healthcare costs, and the evolving U.S, healthcare system.  He recently completed editing the 5th Edition of the Bratton's Family Medicine Board Review.  Dr. Baldor's special medical interests include skin diseases, managed care, evidenced based medicine and care of persons with intellectual disabilities. Additionally, advancing quality primary care education from the medical student to the practicing physicianis of particular interest. His personal interests include grape physiology and fermentation.


University of Vermont College of Medicine,1983
Doctor of Medicine
Family Practice Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School-Hahnemann Family Health Center, 1986

Harvard University, 1979
Post-baccalaureate extension courses

University of Vermont, 1977
B.S. Medical Technology 

Current Positions

Sr. Vice Chairman, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Director, Community-Based Education, UMMS Office of Medical Education
UMMS Educational Policy Committee (Chair)


Office of Medical Education:
Director of Community Based Education (3/9 - Present)
Director of Longitudinal Preceptor Program (6/08 - Present)
Meyers Primary Care Institute:

Director of Health Policy Education (3/97 - Present)
Director of Managed Care Education for the Meyers Primary Care Institute
See also:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation & Research:
Medical Director (3/03 - Present)

Scholarly Activity

2008 - Present Oral Health Interclerkship (Course Coordinator)
2005 - Present People with Disabilities Interclerkship (Annual Keynote address)
2000 - Present Cross-Cultural Medicine Interclerkship (Small Group Leader)
1999 - Present Third Year Domestic Violence Interclerkship (Small Group Leader)
1997 - Present Nutritional Medical Course Lecture Series (Use of Supplements)
1996 - Present Third Year Health Policy Interclerkship (Course Director)
1992 - Present Community Medicine Clerkship (Caring for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (MR)
1990 - Present Third Year Core FP Clerkship Evidenced-based Medicine Workshop and Preceptor
1990 - Present UMMS Advisor Program

2010-2015  PI, Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine, (HRSA)
2010-2011 Advisory Group Member, Health Surveillance of Adults w/ Intellectual Disabilities, (CDC)
2007-2010 PI, Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine, (HRSA)
2007-2010 PI, Residency Training in General & Pediatric Dentistry, (HRSA)

Domino F (Editor), Baldor RA (Associate Editor), Golding J, Erhlich A (Associate Editors). The 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 2005- Present. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia.
Baldor RA (Editor), Domino F, Ehrlich A (Associate Editors). Epocrates Lab Manual. 2000- Present www.online.epocrates.com
RA, Common Skin Cancers, in Taylor’s Manual of Family Medicine, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2008.
Fournier PO, Savageau JA and Baldor RA. A Shift in Referral Patterns for HIV/AIDS Patients. Journal of Family Practice 2008:57(2);E1-9.
Baldor RA,Care of the Adult with Intellectual Disability (MR). In UpToDate. Rose, BD (Ed) UpToDate, Wellesley, MA 2007.
Baldor RA, Recognizing the Signs of Antidepressant-Induced Mania or Hypomania. Advances in Primary Care Medicine Clinical Update 2007, Issue 2, 15-18.


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