Howard B. Baum, MD, FACP, specializes in a wide range of gastrointestinal problems, including liver diseases, digestive diseases, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic hepatitis C. His expertise includes gastrointestinal endoscopy. Dr. Baum is a founding member of New Jersey Physicians, with whom he has practiced since 1982. In addition to his position at Summit Health, he is a partner at Premier Endoscopy in Clifton, New Jersey.

Dr. Baum is Past President of the Daughters of Miriam Center Gallen Institute Board of Trustees. He is Past President of the Passaic County Medical Society. To his credit, Dr. Baum partnered with the Rockefeller Foundation in helping establish a regional center for diagnosing and treating infectious diseases in Brazil.

Dr. Baum's research is primarily devoted to esophagitis and diverticulitis. He is the coauthor of articles that are published in the prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals Clinical Research and Journal of Lipid Research. Dr. Baum has delivered local and regional invited presentations about gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic hepatitis C, and stress-related illnesses. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, New Jersey Gastroenterology Society, and Medical Society of New Jersey.

Dr. Baum says, "I am passionate about the practice of medicine. I feel privileged to make a positive difference in the lives of my patients."

Dr. Baum is a recipient of the Cornell University Medical College Arthur Palmer Prize in Otorhinolaryngology, United Passaic Organization Distinguished Health Professional Award, and Boy Scouts of America Northern New Jersey Council Distinguished Health Professional Service Award. He is featured in Castle Connolly "Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area" listings. Dr. Baum's Castle Connolly listings are reprinted in US News and World Report.

A native of Passaic, New Jersey, Dr. Baum has a legacy of participation in community service. He has been a mentor for high school students from Passaic and Paterson. He also has chaperoned cultural exchange programs for underserved residents of Tobago, which involved students from Wayne Township and the Montgomery School. He has helped organize the Team Tobago Soccer Exchange, which enabled elite soccer players from Tobago to compete with top northern New Jersey soccer teams.


  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a healthcare professional who has been educated and trained to treat patients who are experiencing health problems or have diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract and liver. They also diagnose and treat diseases that affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver.

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    Colon Cancer, Diverticulitis, Rectal Cancer, Difficulty Swallowing , Achalasia, Appendicitis, Esophagitis, GERD, Heartburn, Gastritis, Hepatitis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis E, Hiatal hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndome (IBS), Rectal Prolapse, Ulcerative Colitis (UC), Crohn's disease (CD), Celiac Disease (Gluten allergy), Hemorrhoids, Stomach ulcer (Peptic Ulcer disesae), Stomach cancer, Esophageal cancer, Rectal cancer, Anal Fissure, Anorectal Abscess, Constipation, H Pylori, Pancreatitis, Pancreatic cancer, Esophageal stricutre, Pancreatic pseudocyst, Rectal bleeding, Barrett's esophagus, Abdominal Pain, Fatty Liver Disease

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