Ruth M. Baer, DO

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NameRuth M.  Baer
TitleAssistant Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Psychiatry

Staff Profile:

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Section Director - Sports Psychiatry 
Associate Chair and Medical Director of Clinical Operations
Department of Psychiatry
East Fee Hall
909 Wilson Road, Room B105-A
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-3070


Dr. Ruth M. Baer is a former graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed her first residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Midwestern University in Illinois followed by an Orthopedic Upper Extremity Fellowship at the University of Chicago.  After practicing for several years, she returned to Michigan State University and completed a second residency in General Psychiatry, with a special interest in sports.  In addition to her role as Medical Director of Clinical Operations, Dr. Baer provides direct clinical supervision to fellows, residents and medical students in training.

Dr. Baer is the Section Director of Sports Psychiatry and she serves as a Clinical Consultant to the MSU Division of Sports Medicine - Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.  In addition, she provides Psychiatric Consultative services to university athletic departments across the BIG10, BIG12, PAC12, SEC and ACC.  Her special interests include performance enhancement and return to play after injury.