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CMA member appointed vice dean of Detroit medical school

July 22, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education 


Richard Baker, M.D., a long-time California Medical Association (CMA) member and Los Angeles ophthalmologist, has been appointed the new Vice Dean of Medical Education for Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich.


“Dr. Baker’s experience and credentials will greatly assist us…in our work to improve the School of Medicine as a whole as we move into the future,” said Jack D. Sobel, M.D., Wayne State medical school dean.


Dr. Baker has served as executive director of the Center for Health Services Research, as well as ophthalmology department chair at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles. He has also been a board member for the Los Angeles County Medical Association, CMA, Healthy African American Families, Latino Physicians of California, the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools, California Black Health Network, Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools, Los Angeles Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine Board of Visitors, Drew Faculty Practice Plan and Drew Economic Development Corp.


Dr. Baker was also recognized by the Consumer Research Council of America as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists.” For more information on his appointment, which begins August 1, click here.

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