Philosophy of Care
Dr. Baik believes that above all, patients should be empowered with information about their medical conditions and that treatment plans should be the product of a collaborative partnership between the patient and physician. She enjoys the process of teaching patients and family members about the complexities of glaucoma and other eye disease, and also welcomes discussions about innovations in medical and surgical management. What Dr. Baik most values is the opportunity to develop lifelong relationships with patients and their families.
Dr. Baik returned to join the faculty after having completed her clinical fellowship in glaucoma at UC Davis. She believes that the commitment to excellence and the dedication to providing cutting-edge care make the UC Davis Eye Center an ideal place to practice medicine. She holds a joint appointment at UC Davis and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Sacramento. Her clinical interests focus primarily on providing patient-centered care, patient education, and the advancement of surgical care of glaucoma patients.
Dr. Baik also values the education of the next generation of physicians. She is extremely active in the education of ophthalmology residents and fellows and is also committed to raising the quality of training of physicians of all specialties, having served as a clinical instructor to family medicine residents at UC Davis. Dr. Baik is the director of the medical student clinical rotation at UC Davis.
M.D., Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 2004
B.A., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 2000
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX, 2008
UC Davis, Sacramento, California, 2009
American Board of Ophthalmology, 2010
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Glaucoma Society
Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Honors and Awards
Robert D. Moreton, M.D. Outstanding Resident in Ophtalmology, University of Texas, Houston, 2006
UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology Surgical Teaching Award, 2014
UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology Surgical Teaching Award, 2013
Visiting Professor, Ispahani Islamia Eye Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh,