Victor Baum named Berry Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology
The Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia, at their June 10, 2011, meeting, adopted a resolution naming Victor C. Baum as the Frederic A. Berry Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology.
Dr. Baum came to the University of Virginia in 1995 from the UCLA School of Medicine, where he held the rank of associate professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics. He has been a professor in the departments of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics since 2000.
Dr. Baum received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Anesthesiology with subspecialty training in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
In the Department, Dr. Baum is head of the Cardiac Anesthesia Division and Executive Vice Chair of the Department. He is active in the Cardiac, Thoracic, and Pediatric subspecialty groups.
The Frederic A. Berry Professorship in Pediatric Anesthesiology honors the life-long work of Fritz Berry, who taught over 500 residents at UVA, reaching thousands more in his lectures and visiting professorships worldwide. Dr. Berry graduated from both undergraduate and medical school at the University of Virginia and joined the faculty here upon his graduation from residency.
The Department of Anesthesiology is proud to recognize both Dr. Berry and Dr. Baum for their contributions to the field of Pediatric Anesthesiology.