Dr. David Baum
Dr. Baum initially chose to study internal medicine because it encompasses the whole person. As an internist, he is able to touch on all areas of medicine, and can help support every patient that joins his practice.
Dr. Baum began his medical career after college at Columbia University’s Post-baccalaureate premedical program, and graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in 2000. He completed a three-year internal medicine residency at Lenox Hospital in New York City, followed by a two-year fellowship in Geriatrics at Mount Sinai. Dr. Baum was drawn to Geriatrics because of the increasing need for medical care for this fast- growing population, and because he wanted to be able to provide comprehensive, personal, and compassionate support to aging patients with varying needs.
In 2005, Dr. Baum joined a private internal medicine practice in Highland Park, IL, where he specialized in internal medicine with a focus in Geriatric care. He returned home to the East Coast in 2007, where he has been in private practice in Connecticut, expanding beyond Geriatrics to treat all ages of adult patients.
For the last 12 years, Dr. Baum has been dedicated to continuing to learn to prevent, diagnose and compassionately care for his patients. He believes it is crucial in medicine to be equipped to help identify and handle a broad spectrum of illnesses, and to guide people in health promotion and disease prevention.
Dr. Baum’s philosophy of private healthcare is to be able to provide an approachable environment where there is enough time to cover all his patients’ concerns about their health in detail, and where no issue or problem is too small to discuss. Dr. Baum’s patients know he is committed to listening to his patients, being a familiar face with their best interests in mind, and being an advocate for their interests over an increasingly complex and impersonaI health care system. Dr. Baum loves practicing medicine, especially in the vibrant town of Westport. This community’s health is his priority.
Dr. Baum is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a member of the Connecticut State Medical Society and Fairfield County Medical society. He has been named as a Top Doctor in Fairfield County in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He is currently the Medical Director for the PAC Committee for Constellation Health Services in Norwalk, CT. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with his wife Tesa and two daughters, Avery and Harley, and his goldendoodle Moe.