Sarah Baker, MD

Senior Fellow of Forensic Psychiatry

Sarah E. Baker, M.D., M.A., serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry atUT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Baker holds a B.A. in History from Rice University, as well as an M.A. in Medical Humanities and an M.D. from the University of Texas MedicalBranch (UTMB). Her graduate studies focused on the cultivation of empathy during medical training. At UTMB, Dr. Baker received the Hamilton Ford Award for Psychiatry. She completed her general psychiatry residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center.During her residency, she was the recipient of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry Fellowship, theAmerican Academy of Psychiatry and the Law’s Rappeport Fellowship, and the Association for Academic Psychiatry Fellowship Award, along with the Residency Education Committee Award for Excellence and the Outstanding Resident Contribution to Medical Student Education Award at UTSW. Dr. Baker completed her forensic psychiatry fellowship at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Baker serves as an outpatient psychiatrist in the Parkland Behavioral Health Center. She also accepts forensic psychiatry casework. Dr. Baker’s academic interests include forensic psychiatry, community psychiatry, advocacy, and medical education.She is board certified in psychiatry and in forensic psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology