Lourie Memorial Lecture: Dr. Macaran Baird
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
Macaran A. Baird, M.D., M.S., is professor and head of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Medicine at the University of Minnesota and the Board of Director's chair for UCare Minnesota, the fourth-largest Minnesota HMO. His work focuses on the integration of behavioral medicine into primary care, population-based health, as well as family therapy and improving the care of patients with chronic illness. He is currently an active participant in the Minnesota Department of Human Services Children's Psychiatric Consultation Protocols Workgroup, which will become a phone-based clinical resource for physicians prescribing atypical antipsychotic and ADHD medications for children. Baird also led the multidisciplinary team developing the Minnesota Complexity Assessment Method, which is currently being tested in collaboration with a variety of practices in Minnesota. In addition to being a physician, Baird is a family therapist.
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