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Joshua F. Baker, MD, MSCE

Joshua F. Baker, MD, MSCE Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Dr. Baker is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Rheumatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2008
  • Rheumatology, 2010

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Rheumatology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Rheumatology, National American Society of Bone and Minearal Research, National Arthritis Research, UK, International Department of Veterans Affairs: RRD2- Musculoskeletal/Orthopaedic Rehabiliation , National Dutch Arthritis Association , International European League Against Rheumatism, International Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics , Local National Institute of Arthritis Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Scientific Review Committee , National National Institutes of Health Diabetes, Musculoskeletal, and Toxin Exposure Epidemiology Review Group , National Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Local Philadelphia Rheumatism Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Baker is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Body Composition
Bone Health

Selected Publications:

Baker JF, Pullman-Mooar S, Ibrahim S: Objective management of rheumatoid arthritis in the era of patient preference Rheumatology (Oxford) 53 (10): 1721-1722,2014.

Baker JF, Von Feldt JM, Mostoufi-Moab S, Noaiseh G, Taratuta E, Kim W, Leonard MB: Deficits in Muscle Mass, Muscle Density, and Modified Association with Fat in Rheumatoid Arthritis Arthritis Care & Research 66 (11): 1612-1618,2014.

Baker JF, Conaghan PG, Smolen JS, Aletaha D, Shults J, Emery P, Baker DG, Ostergaard M: Development and validation of modified disease activity scores in rheumatoid arthritis: Superior correlation with MRI synovitis and X-ray progressoin Arthritis and Rheumatism 66 (4): 794-802,2013.

Baker JF, Ostergaard M, Emery P, Hsia EC, Lu JD, Baker DG, Conaghan PG: Early MRI Measures Independently Predict 1- and 2-year Radiographic Progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Secondary Analysis from a Large Clinical Trial Annals of Rheumatic Disease 73 (11): 1968-1974,2013.

Baker JF, Mehta N, Baker DG, Toedter G, Shults J, Von Feldt JM, Leonard MB: Vitamin D, Metabolic Dyslipidemia, and Metabolic Syndrome in Rheumatoid Arthritis American Journal of Medicine 125 (10): 1036.e9-1036.e15,2012.

Baker JF, George M, Baker DG, Toedter G, Von Feldt JM, Leonard MB.: Associations Between Body Mass, Radiographic Joint Damage, Adipokines, and Risk Factors for Bone Loss in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford) 50 (11): 2100-7,2011.

Baker JF, Davis M, Alexander R, Zemel BS, Mostoufi-Moab S, Shults J, Sulik M, Schiferl DJ, Leonard MB: Associations between body composition and bone density and structure in men and women across the adult age spectrum Bone 53 (1): 34-41,2012.

Baker JF, Katz P: Sex Differences in Lean Mass Deficits in Rheumatoid Arthritis Arthritis and Rheumatism Supplement : 2013.

Baker JF, Qatanani M, Morales M, Cucchiara A, Nackos E, Lazar MA, Teff K, Von Feldt JM.: Resistin Levels in Lupus and Associations with Disease-Specific Measures, Insulin Resistance, and Coronary Calcification. J Rheumatol. 38 (11): 2369-75,2011.

Joshua F. Baker, Edna Schwab: Rheumatoid Arthritis Encyclopedia of Elder Care, 3rd Edition. : 176-180,2013.

Academic Contact Info

8 Penn Tower Building
Civic Center Blvd at 34th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)