Making a Difference, Here & Beyond
The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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Let’s Do Big Things Together
True health demands that the whole work in harmony, which is why we’re dedicated to partnership. Indeed, we can’t achieve our goals without it.
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Meet Dell Med
We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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James Baker, M.D., MBA

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City


Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Baylor College of Medicine

Residency, General Psychiatry
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston


James Baker, M.D., MBA, serves as associate chair of clinical integration and services in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School. Baker also serves as systems chief medical officer for integral care, the community mental health center for Austin and Travis County. He is a child/adolescent psychiatrist with more than 20 years of medical administrative experience in behavioral health, including service as CEO of the community mental health center for Dallas County and as medical director for behavioral health with the Texas Department of State Health Services. Baker is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a recipient of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, as well as the Mental Health America of Greater Dallas Pamela Blumenthal Memorial Award for long-term commitment to quality of care and delivery of services to people with mental illnesses.

Professional Affiliations
  • Travis County Medical Society, 2014-present
  • Austin Psychiatric Society, 2013-present
  • Representative, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians Executive Council, 2015-present
  • Texas Medical Association, 1986-present
  • American Medical Association, 1986-present
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1985-present
Awards & Honors
  • Pamela Blumenthal Memorial Award
    Mental Health America of Greater Dallas, 2008
  • Exemplary Psychiatrist Award
    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 1999
  • Trainee Paper Award
    Society of Liaison Psychiatry, 1987
  • Resident Paper Competition
    Texas Psychiatric Society, 1984