William Baker, MD

William Baker, MD

Emergency Medicine Boston, MA

Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety Medical Director

Office Address

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  • 1 Boston Medical Ctr Pl
    Dowling 1 South
    Boston, MA 02118
    Phone: (617) 414-5481
    Fax: (617) 414-7759

Dr. Baker's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Emergency Medicine: General Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Health Care Quality Indicators; Clinical Competence; Benchmarking; Physician Administrators

Dr. Baker's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Staff physicianBoston Medical Center (BMC)
    Boston, MA
  • Assistant ProfessorBoston University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA
  • Medical DirectorBoston Medical Center
    Boston, MA
  • Vice Chair of Quality and Patient SafetyBoston Medical Center
    Boston, MA
  • Associate Clinical DirectorBoston Medical Center (BMC)
    Boston, MA
    2006-2008: Clinical Director, East Newton ED; 2008-present Medical Director, ED; 2010-present: Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety, ED
  • Assistant DirectorBoston Medical Center (BMC)
    Boston, MA
  • Clinical InstructorNortheastern University
    Boston, MA
    Health Science, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Program
  • Residency Site DirectorQuincy Medical Center
    Quincy, MA
    2001-2002: Interim Chief, ED
  • Staff physicianQuincy Medical Center
    Quincy, MA
  • Staff physicianColumbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    New York, NY
  • Staff physicianNorthern Westchester Hospital Center
    Mount Kisco, NY
  • Associate Medical DirectorLincoln Hospital
    Bronx, NY
  • Assistant ProfessorNew York Medical College
    Valhalla, NY
  • Staff physicianLincoln Medical & Mental Health Center
    Bronx, NY
  • Staff physicianMount Sinai Hospital
    Chicago, IL
  • Staff physicianOur Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
    Chicago, IL
  • Staff physicianColumbus Hospital
    Chicago, IL

Dr. Baker's Education & Medical Training

  • Northwestern McGaw/NMH/VANorthwestern McGaw/NMH/VAResidency, Emergency Medicine
  • U of VT Coll of MedUniversity of Vermont College of MedicineMedical School, MD

Dr. Baker's Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1997 - 2014
  • American Board of Emergency MedicineAmerican Board of Emergency MedicineEmergency Medicine, 1995

Dr. Baker's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Boston University School of MedicineChair’s AwardBoston University School of Medicine, 2005
  • Lincoln Hospital emergency medicinePhysician of the yearLincoln Hospital emergency medicine, 1997
  • Northwestern emergency medicine residencyThomas Mulroy Award for excellence in Emergency MedicineNorthwestern emergency medicine residency, 1994
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Dr. Baker's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • The Effect of an Ambulance Diversion Ban on Emergency Department Length of Stay and Ambulance Turnaround TimeBurke LG, Joyce N, Baker WE, et al, Ann Emerg Med

Books/Book Chapters

  • Clinical procedures in emergency medicine.Chapter: Noninvasive assessment and support of oxygenation and ventilation.Page 82 - 107
    Baker WE, Lanoix R, Hedges JR, Field DL
    Editors: Roberts, James R; Hedges, Jerris R.W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia
    Edition 3,
  • Introduction to emergency medicine.Chapter: Extremity splinting.Page 678 - 684
    Baker WE
    Editors: Mitchell, Elizabeth; Medzon, Ron.Lipincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia


  • The end of ambulance diversion: changes in emergency department length of stay and ambulance turn-around-times.Burke LG, Baker WE, Biddinger PD, et al, 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Boston, MA


  • Advanced splinting. Innovations in emergency medicine.New York Medical College/Lincoln Hospital department of emergency medicine. Bronx, NY
  • The FAST exam. Controversies in emergency trauma management.Boston University School of Medicine CME and department of emergency medicine. Boston, MA
  • Hand injuries. Controversies in emergency trauma management.Boston University School of Medicine CME and department of emergency medicine.Boston, MA
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  • Time series analysis of emergency department length of stay per 8-hour shift.Rathlev NK, Obendorfer D, White LF, Rebholz C, Magauran B, Baker W, et al, West J Emerg Med.


  • SAEM Operations Interest GroupAssociate Chair2013 - 2014
  • SAEM Clinical Directors Interest GroupAssociate Chair2012 - 2013
  • Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals EMS CommitteeChair2013 - Present
  • Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council, Medical Control CommitteeMember2011 - Present

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