Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine
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Michael J. Baime, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
3930 Chestnut St, 6th fl
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-2774
Fax: (215) 615-2729
Education:
BA
Haverford College, 1977.
MD
University of Pennsylvania, 1981.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, Graduate Hospital, 1981-1982.
Resident in Internal Medicine, Graduate Hospital, 1982-1984.
Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, Graduate Hospital, 1984-1985.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine Diplomate, 1984.
Canadian Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Certification in Internal Medicine), 1990.
American Board of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications), 1994.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Mindfulness training, and the creation and delivery of customized mindfulness-based interventions and programs developed to address specific issues or populations.

Description of Other Expertise

Mindfulness retreats and training programs in educational, professional, and business settings.

Selected Publications

Alterman AI, Koppenhaver JL, Muholland E, Ladden LJ, Baime MJ: Pilot Trial of Effectiveness of Mindfulness Meditation for Substance Abuse Patients. Journal of Substance Abuse 9(5): 1-20, 2004.

Yuen E, Baime MJ: Meditation. Holistic Aproaches to Healthy Aging. Macakenzie ER, Rakel B (eds.). Springer Publishing Co, New York, NY, 2004.

Jonas WB, Chez RA, Duffy B, Strand D, Manahan B, Miller W, Ritenbaugh C, Justice B, Riff K, Baime, M: Investigating the Impact of Optimal Healing Environments. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 9(6): 36-40, 2003.

Bellini LM, Baime MJ, Shea JA: Variation of Mood and Empathy During Internship. JAMA 287: 3143-3146, 2002.

Baime MJ: Commentary on "Review: St. John's wort, ginko, saw palmetto, and kava may be effective for some conditions" ACP J. Ernst E (eds.). 137: 25, Jul./Aug. 2002 Notes: "The risk benefit profile of commonly used herbal therapies: ginko, St. John's wort, ginseng, echinacea, saw palmetto, and kava. Ann Intern Med. 2002; 136:42-53.

Baime MJ: Recapturing the Calling of Medicine. The Art and Science of Being a Doctor. Aspatore Books, Baltimore, MD, Page: 55-76, 2002.

Baime MJ: Calming the Mind and Body: Meditations for Coping with Cancer. Penn Program for Stress Management Instructional CD 2002.

Newberg A, Alavi A, Baime M, Pourdehnad M, Santanna J, d'Aquili E: The measurement of regional cerebral blood flow during the complex cognitive task of meditation: a preliminary SPECT study. Psychiatry Research 206(2): 113-122, 2001.

Baime MJ: Meditation and Mind-Body Medicine. World Congress on Complimentary Therapies in Medicine. Mosby/Harcourt Health Sciences, 2001 Notes: Lecture and self-assessment program in CME audiovisual tape program.

Baime MJ: Commentary on "Review: "Distant Healing" is often effective for improving patient outcomes" Evidence Based Medicine. Astin JA, Ernst E (eds.). 5: 181, Nov./Dec. 2000 Notes: Original article, "The efficacy of "distant healing" a systematic review of randomized trials". Ann Intern Med 2000; 132:903-910.

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