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Howard Baum
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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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6 Brighton Road Gastroenterology

6 Brighton Road
Clifton, NJ 07012
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal weight loss
  • Abscess excision
  • Achalasia
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Anemia
  • Annual physicals
  • Anxiety
  • Argon plasma coagulation hemostases of bleeding lesions
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bariatric surgery complications
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Behavioral health
  • Bile duct diseases
  • Biliary and pancreatic duct endoscopy (cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy)
  • Biliary stricture
  • CT colonography
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Celiac disease
  • Celiac nerve block to treat pancreatic pain
  • Chest pain
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis problems
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic gallbladder inflammation
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colds
  • Colon Bleeding
  • Colon and rectal bleeding
  • Colon and rectum problems
  • Colon cancer
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Colon polyps
  • Colon resection
  • Colonoscopy
  • Complete Colon polyp resection
  • Complications from bariatric surgery
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Cyst excision
  • Depression
  • Dermatologic Issues
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disease
  • Digestive problems
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duct blockage
  • Dysplasia
  • ERCP
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography
  • Endoscopic management after gastric bypass surgery
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and ablation for early GI tumors
  • Endoscopic retrograte cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for benign and malignant disease
  • Endoscopic therapies for Barrett's esophagus
  • Endoscopic treatment of gastric diseases
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) to diagnose and stage GI and bile duct and pancreatic cancers
  • Endoscopic ultrasound for staging and fine-needle aspiration
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal disease
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal pain from malignancies
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • Gastroparesis
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Hematologic issues
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High blood pressure
  • Hypertension
  • IBD
  • IBS
  • Indigestion
  • Infections
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Insomnia
  • Interventional gastroenterology
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Itching
  • Lipoma excision
  • Liver disease
  • Lower back pain
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Metabolic syndrome management
  • Moles
  • Neoplasm
  • Neurologic problems
  • Non-cancerous tumor
  • Obesity
  • Pancreas divisum
  • Pancreas surgery
  • Pancreas: benign and malignant tumors
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Pancreatic duct endoscopy (pancreatoscopy)
  • Pancreatic insufficiency
  • Pancreatic pain from malignancies
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst drainage
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Polyp
  • Post-cholecystectomy complication
  • Preventive care
  • Pulmonary issues
  • Radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus
  • Radiofrequency endoscopic resection for Barrett's esophagus
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Rectal cancer
  • Reflux
  • Screenings
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Small bowel stenting
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Upper back pain
  • Viral hepatitis
  • acid reflux
  • appendicitis
  • bile reflux
  • bloating
  • childhood obesity
  • cholesterol
  • chronic vomiting
  • colon screening
  • colorectal cancer
  • constant hiccups
  • dark or black stool
  • diet and nutrition
  • double contrast barium enema
  • endoscopy
  • gastric cancer
  • gastric emptying scan
  • gastric manometry
  • gastrinomas
  • gi infection
  • helicobacter pylori
  • intestinal parasite
  • ischemic bowel disease
  • lifestyle medicine
  • musculoskeletal disorder
  • nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • nutritional deficiency
  • pernicious anemia
  • severe pain in mid to upper abdomen
  • stool analysis
  • upper gi endoscopy
  • vomiting blood

Accepted Insurances

Always check with your health insurance carrier before scheduling any type of service. You can learn the details of your individual health insurance plan, including the amount of your copay, deductible, and coinsurance by visiting your health insurance company's website or by calling their customer service department. Click here to review our list of accepted insurance plans.

  • Aetna Medicare PrimeAetna Signature Administrators
  • HMO
  • Meritain
  • Open Access
  • POS
  • AHS - SMG is Tier 1
  • APCN - Aetna Premier Choice Network
  • Axcel Choice POS II
  • Axcel Open Access
  • Choice POS II
  • EPO Select
  • HNO - Health Network Option
  • Liberty - SMG is Tier 1
  • Medicare Advantage - HMO, PPO
  • Choice
  • PPO
  • Signature PPO
  • Assure Premier Plus
  • EPO
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • Open Access
  • Open Access Plus
  • Local Value
  • Tiered Advantage
  • Advantage
  • HMO Plus
  • POS Plus
  • Regional Preferred
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Horizon BCBS NJ
  • Empire/Anthem BCBS PPO
  • Federal Program
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Out-of-State BCBS PPO Blue Card
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • Open Access
  • Cigna Health Plan (CHP)
  • Choice Fund
  • Indemnity
  • International
  • Open Access Plus
CHN - Consumer Health Network
Clover Medicare Advantage
  • All Plans
Coventry Health Plans
First Health
  • All Plans with First Health Logo
Humana Medicare Advantage
  • PPO
  • Traditional Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Medicare Advantage PPO
  • All plans PPO
  • Multiplan/PHCS logo on card - PPO
Oxford Healthplan
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • OSCAR NJ Individual and Family Plan
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • PPO
  • EPO
  • Community Care Network
  • Emblem Health (with Qualcare logo)
  • HIP Prime (with Qualcare logo)
  • Traditional Plan
United Healthcare
  • AARP Medicare Complete - HMO, PPOChoice
  • Choice Plus
  • HMO
  • Navigate - EPO, HMO, POS
  • PPO

Training and Education

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American Board of Gastroenterology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical School

  • Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY


  • Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Rufus Choate Scholar, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


  • Internal Medicine, Dartmouth - Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH


  • Gastroenterology, New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

About Me

Howard B. Baum, MD, FACP, specializes in a wide range of gastrointestinal problems, including liver diseases, digestive diseases, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic hepatitis C. His expertise includes gastrointestinal endoscopy. Dr. Baum is a founding member of New Jersey Physicians, with whom he has practiced since 1982. In addition to his position at Summit Medical Group, he is a partner at Premier Endoscopy in Clifton, New Jersey.

Dr. Baum is Past President of the Daughters of Miriam Center Gallen Institute Board of Trustees. He is Past President of the Passaic County Medical Society. To his credit, Dr. Baum partnered with the Rockefeller Foundation in helping establish a regional center for diagnosing and treating infectious diseases in Brazil.

Dr. Baum's research is primarily devoted to esophagitis and diverticulitis. He is the coauthor of articles that are published in the prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals Clinical Research and Journal of Lipid Research. Dr. Baum has delivered local and regional invited presentations about gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic hepatitis C, and stress-related illnesses. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, New Jersey Gastroenterology Society, and Medical Society of New Jersey.

Dr. Baum says, "I am passionate about the practice of medicine. I feel privileged to make a positive difference in the lives of my patients."

Dr. Baum is a recipient of the Cornell University Medical College Arthur Palmer Prize in Otorhinolaryngology, United Passaic Organization Distinguished Health Professional Award, and Boy Scouts of America Northern New Jersey Council Distinguished Health Professional Service Award. He is featured in Castle Connolly "Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area" listings. Dr. Baum's Castle Connolly listings are reprinted in US News and World Report.

A native of Passaic, New Jersey, Dr. Baum has a legacy of participation in community service. He has been a mentor for high school students from Passaic and Paterson. He also has chaperoned cultural exchange programs for underserved residents of Tobago, which involved students from Wayne Township and the Montgomery School. He has helped organize the Team Tobago Soccer Exchange, which enabled elite soccer players from Tobago to compete with top northern New Jersey soccer teams.

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

  • Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • St. Mary's Hospital

Awards and Honors

  • NJ Top Docs 2018
  • NJ Top Docs 2017