Heather Baer, MD
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (1994)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (1986)
Internship:
  • St Joseph's Hospital Health Center Program (1995)
Residencies:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1999)
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Neurology (1996)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Neurology (2009)
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2000)
Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2001)
    School of Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Neurorehabilitation Movement disorders Stroke

Publications

  • Taylor CM 2nd, Baer H, Edgar L, Jenkins JG, Harada N, Helkowski WM, Zumsteg JM, Francisco GE, Sabharwal S, Hamilton RG, Mallow M. Improving the Assessment of Resident Competency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Milestones 2.0. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Feb 1;100(2S Suppl 1):S45-S50. PubMed PMID: 33252467
  • https://www.acgme.org/Portals/0/PDFs/Milestones/PhysicalMedicineAndRehabilitationMilestones2.0.pdf?ver=2020-12-02-141419-030
  • Baer HR, Gilbert AR, Forster JE, Ketchum NC, Mallow M, Nguyen VQC. Use of the electrodiagnostic entrustable professional activity for competency assessment in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation training programs. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31464758
  • Baer HR, Thomas SP, Pan Z, Tagawa A, Carollo JJ, Heyn PC. Self-reported physical function is associated with walking speed in adults with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2019;12(2):181-188. PubMed PMID: 31227669

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), Member
  • Movement Disorders Society (MDS), Member
  • Parkinson Study Group (PSG), Member
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Member
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Boulder Health Center
5495 Arapahoe Avenue
Second Floor
Boulder, CO 80303
303-544-3900

UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Board Certification (2001)
  • Neurology (2009)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Back Pain
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Neck Disorders and Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System - Movement Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System - Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Brain and Nervous System - Neurovascular Conditions
  • Brain and Nervous System - Parkinson's Disease
  • Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions
  • Brain and Nervous System - Stroke
Clinical Interests
Parkinson disease, essential tremor, stroke, dystonia, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, spinal cord injury and neuromuscular disorders.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (1994)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (1986)
Internships:
  • St Joseph's Hospital Health Center Program (1995)
Residency Programs:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1999)
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Neurology (1996)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Neurology (2009)
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2000)
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Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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