Dr. Baum was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. During his childhood years Dr. Baum also lived in New York. He completed a 7 year combined M.D. program at The Universidad Central de Venezuela school of Medicine. He graduated in the top 15 of his class.
Dr. Baum moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1995 and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and a gastroenterology fellowship at Tulane University Fellowship at Tulane University Health Sciences Center. He then joined the faculty of Tulane University Medical School as Assistant Professor of Medicine for three years prior to going into private practice in New Orleans. He is a member of the AGA, ASGE and ACG. Dr. Baum relocated to Memphis in 2007 to join Memphis Gastroenterology Group.