C. Stephen Baum, MD
Pediatrician in Louisville, KY
I grew up in the South End of Louisville and graduated from Pleasure Ridge Park High School. I graduated from the University of Louisville with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude in 1996. I completed my medical studies at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2000. Upon completion of my pediatric residency training at Kosair Children’s Hospital, I received the Robert C. Spurling Award for the Most Outstanding Resident as voted by the U of L faculty.
After residency, I became a faculty member at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, serving children and families in an outpatient office while training medical students and pediatric residents. I was promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics and became a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Jefferson County Medical Society. During this time I also served as a hospitalist attending at Kosair Children’s Hospital, newborn nursery attending physician at U of L hospital, and a Kids Express physician at Surburban Hospital’s emergency room.
The skills I acquired during these six years in Louisville uniquely equipped me for the challenges of rural pediatric medicine. In 2010, my family relocated to Campbellsville, Kentucky and I became the medical director for a new U of L outpatient office in Campbellsville. My responsibilities included being director of a fast growing outpatient facility, serving as an attending physician at Taylor Regional Hospital, providing inpatient care for patients from newborns through adolescents, attending all high risk and Cesarean Deliveries, and consulting with emergency room physicians as needed. I served on the Taylor County Board of Health and on the Board of Directors of the Hope Pregnancy Center.
In 2013 I was given the incredible opportunity to return to Louisville to join the Kaplan Barron Pediatric group. My knowledge of this group is both professional and personal as they provided care for my children while we lived in Louisville. My wife, Tammy and I have been married for 13 wonderful years and have a son and two daughters in elementary school. My family enjoys outdoors activities such as fishing, hiking, swimming, and camping. We are actively involved in our church and love to travel and experience the beauty of America.
It is always a privilege for me to come along side of families who trust me with the medical care of their children. I am excited to become a part of a team of physicians who have such a rich history in the Louisville area.