Karyn Baum
Mailing Address:

420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 603
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Karyn Baum, MD, MSEd

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine




Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Karyn Baum, MD, MSEd, MHA is a Professor of Medicine and Vice President for System Clinical Operations for MHealth-Fairview. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health. Karyn served in multiple previous roles including the Medical Director of Utilization Management, Associate Chief Medical Officer, and Interim Chief Medical Officer for UMP and University of Minnesota Medical Center.

At the national level, she served as the senior consultant with the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington DC, directing their Educating for Quality initiatives nation-wide from 2015-2017.

Karyn is the former Associate Chair for Quality at the University of Minnesota. In addition to overseeing the Health Transformation Center at MHealth-Fairview, she teaches quality improvement for the Executive Masters in Healthcare Administration program at Minnesota. Dr. Baum earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan, her Masters of Science in Education from the University of Southern California, and her Masters of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota.

Awards and Recognition

  • Academic Health Center Academy of Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching (2016)
  • Department of Medicine Clinical Excellence Award, University of Minnesota (2008)
  • Distinguished Reviewer, Journal of General Internal Medicine (2007)
  • Development Award, University of Minnesota/Karolinska Institute Carlson Grant (2006)
  • Teacher of the Year (FUMC), Fairview-University Medical Center Internal Medicine and Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Programs (2005)
  • Early Distinguished Career Award, Minnesota Medical Foundation (2005)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (2004)

Professional Associations

  • Associate Chair of Clinical Quality, University of Minnesota Department of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Utilization Reviewer, University of Minnesota Medical Center
  • Society of Hospital Medicine, Member (2012-present)

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