Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Donna Baick began her appointment with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UC Irvine Medical Center on July 1, 2015. Prior to this time, she had been in private practice with two other partners for fourteen years.
Dr. Baick?s teaching activities include conducting teaching rounds, supervising the clinical activities, and giving lectures to the medical students, residents, and fellows.
She teaches 3rd and 4th year medical students on their Ob/Gyn clinical rotations and serves as a mentor for the Patient-Centered Clerkship (PACE), which involves developing clinical skills for 2nd year medical student every week in outpatient clinics.
Dr. Baick provides clinical teaching during labor and delivery coverage, resident clinic, in the operating room and in her private clinic. She lectures to the Ob/Gyn residents in the resident lecture series, covering such topics as Menopausal Disorders and currently serves as mentor to resident, Dr. Rachel Newman, ensuring the resident?s success in the program and that she is meeting her educational goals.
Dr. Baick runs clinic four days a week at the UC Irvine Health Tustin multi-specialty site and has operating times at UC Irvine Health Medical Center. Routine annual exams and obstetric care are provided and a wide variety of minor surgical and diagnostic procedures are performed including colposcopy and cervical biopsy, endometrial biopsy, IUD insertions, LEEP procedures, incision and drainage of abscesses, global endometrial cryoablation, vulvar biopsy, as well as saline infusion sonography.
Dr. Baick actively performs and supervises major surgical procedures in both inpatient and outpatient settings. These procedures are performed on both her private patients as well as patients that have been seen in the resident clinics.
Dr. Baick?s surgical interests include minimally invasive procedures, such as laparoscopy, vaginal hysterectomy and hysteroscopy. However, since joining the OBGYN team, she has discovered a new interest in diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic pelvic pain. Becoming a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society and the Vulvodynia National Association, as well as focusing much of her efforts in educating herself in chronic pelvic pain, she is learning new ways to better serve her patients who suffer with this condition.
Dr. Baick continues working on ways to improve patient flow, satisfaction, and care. She offers suggestions from knowledge obtained while in private practice to improve the patient?s experience. She looks forward to becoming more involved in the identification of system process problems and deficiencies, which will enable her to implement projects of improvement.
Dr. Baick spends approximately 0.5-1.0 days/week on administrative duties and attends division meetings on a monthly basis. She is also a member of UCI Speaker?s Bureau.
Going forward, Dr. Baick will continue to serve the Department and Division in multiple capacities. She will continue to have teaching responsibilities to the residents and medical students in the clinics, operating rooms, and during formal didactic sessions, as well as participate in clinical obligations and in private practice.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Applied Physiology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Microbiology, HIV/AIDS Education, Maternal Child Health Adolescent Health Education