Jason V. Baker, MD, MS

Infectious Diseases

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"I consider myself a consultant and advocate for patients as they seek to improve their health. I strive to stay informed and forward thinking, so patients have access to the best care our field has to offer."

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Baker practices HIV Medicine and General Infectious Disease consultation, and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He directs an HIV research program with activities at both Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) and the University of Minnesota, which involves studying persistent inflammation and immune problems among persons with HIV infection. Dr. Baker conducts clinical studies an HCMC and collaborates with larger networks nationally and internationally. The long-term vision of his research is to improve health outcomes for persons living with HIV infection, prevent new infections, and contribute to the development of a cure.

Media, Newsletters and Videos


  • Board Certification, Infectious Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Receives current/prior research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Heart Association
  • Received career development awards from the National Institutes of Health, University of Minnesota, and Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of HIV Medicine
  • HIV Medicine Association
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • American College of Physicians


5 citations from over 50 research publications:

  • Baker JV, Peng G, Rapkin J, Abrams D, Silverberg MJ, MacArthur RD, Cavert WP, Henry WK, Neaton JD for the Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA). CD4+ cell count and risk of non-AIDS diseases following initial treatment for HIV infection. AIDS 2008;22(7):841-848.
  • Baker JV and Henry K. If we can't get what we want, can we get what we need? -- optimizing use of antiretroviral therapy in the current era (editorial). Annals of Internal Medicine 2011;154:563-5 3.
  • Baker JV and Lundgren J. Cardiovascular Implications of Untreated HIV Infections. European Heart Journal 2011;32(8):945-51. 4.
  • Baker JV. Chronic HIV disease and activation of the coagulation system. Thrombosis Research 2013; 132(5):495-9. 5.
  • Baker JV, Huppler Hullsiek K, Singh A, Wilson E, Henry WK, Lichtenstein K, Onen N, Kojic E, Patel P, Brooks JT, Hodis HN, Budoff M, and Sereti I for the CDC SUN Study Investigators. Immunologic Predictors of Coronary Artery Calcium Progression in a Contemporary HIV Cohort. AIDS 2014;28(6):831-40.


"I'm passionate about improving the lives of persons with HIV infection, including expanding our understanding of how to treat, prevent, and cure HIV disease. With the time I have away from work, I'll 'recharge' by running with friends and spend time with my wonderful family."


Medical School

University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA


Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA


Clinical Outcomes Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Infectious Diseases, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA