Robert A. Baldor, MD
Vice Chairman and Predoctoral Director, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMass Medical School
Director, Community-Based Education, UMMS Office of Medical Education

Contact Information

University of Massachusetts
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

Phone: 508-856-1509
Fax: 508-856-6400


Dr. Baldor


1983    MD       University of Vermont School of Medicine

1986                Family Practice Residency: Hahneman Family HealthCenter/UMass



Dr. Baldor's papers on PubMed


Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Baldor is the Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He also serves as the Director of Community Based Education for the Medical School and the Director of Health Policy Education at the Meyers Primary Care Institute.

Dr. Baldor is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and he completed his family practice internship and residency at Hahnemann Family Health Center in Worcester. Following three years with the Indian Health Service of New Mexico, he joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Baldor has served as President of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians. He authored the textbook Managed Care Made Simple, specifically for medical students and residents, a widely utilized primer on the basics of managed care, healthcare costs, and the evolving U.S, healthcare system. Currently in its 2nd edition (Blackwell Scientific, Inc.), the text has also been translated into Japanese.



Health policy


Selected Publications
 1.Domino FJ, Baldor RA. Decrease hassles and costs by integrating your plans' formularies. Fam Pract Manag. 1998 Nov-Dec;5(10):27-30. PubMed PMID: 10344926.
2.Baldor RA, Weiss BD. Family medicine training grants as a method of faculty development: are we doing it right? Fam Med. 1999 Mar;31(3):205-6. Review. PubMed PMID: 10086258.
3.Baldor RA, Field TS, Gurwitz JH. Using the "Question of Scruples" game to teach managed care ethics to students. Acad Med. 2001 May;76(5):510-1. PubMed PMID: 11346546.
4.Baldor RA, Brooks WB, Warfield ME, O'Shea K. A survey of primary care physicians' perceptions and needs regarding the precepting of medical students in their offices. Med Educ. 2001 Aug;35(8):789-95. PubMed PMID: 11489108.
5.Fournier PO, Savageau JA, Baldor RA. A shift in referral patterns for HIV/AIDS patients. J Fam Pract. 2008 Feb;57(2):E1-9. PubMed PMID: 18248723.

“It is crucial for physicians to appreciate their role in providing cost-effective healthcare services.”


Mailing Address
Meyers Primary Care Institute
630 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

425 North Lake Ave
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-791-7392
Fax: 508-595-2200