Matthew R. Baldwin M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center


Dr. Baldwin attends on the Critical Care Services at The New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. His research is focused on measuring frailty and body composition in elderly survivors of critical illness in order to identify and risk-stratify these patients for preventative, therapeutic, rehabilitative, and palliative interventions that seek to improve critical illness survivorship. Dr. Baldwin also collaborates with Dr. Lederer to study body composition and lung transplantation outcomes.

Education and Training

B.S. in Biology with Honors, Boston College, Boston, MA, 1995-1999
Medical School:
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1999-2004
Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2005-2007
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2008-2011
Post-Doctoral Research Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2011-2012

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Faculty Research Fellowship, Columbia Aging Center, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • 2016 Steven Z. Miller Fellowship in Medical Education, Research Mentor
  • 2015 Critical Care Director, Columbia University Pulmonary Intensive Care Translational & Outcomes Research (PICTOR) group
  • 2015 Junior Faculty, Columbia University T32 Training Program in Lung Science.
  • 2015 Faculty Mentor for NIH R25-funded BEST-DP: Biostatistics Enrichment Summer Training Diversity Program
  • 2014 Visiting Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Division of Critical Care, supported by the Donald W. Reynold's Foundation Geriatrics Training Program
  • 2014 K23 Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging
  • 2013 KL2 Scholar Mentored Career Development Award.
  • 2010 NCRR UL1 Master’s in Patient Oriented Research Scholarship
  • 2009 New York Presbyterian Hospital Shining Star Employee
  • 2008 Physician of the Year, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, John Hopkins Medicine Affiliate Hospital
  • 2004 Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 2002 United States Fulbright Scholar (Public Health)
  • 1999 Phi Beta Kappa



For appointments: 

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  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • General pulmonary medicine
  • Critical Care medicine
  • Prolonged mechanical ventilation and weaning
  • Lung transplantation
  • ECMO

Clinical Centers

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Diplomate, 2007
  • Pulmonary Disease Diplomate, 2010
  • Critical Care Medicine Diplomate, 2011


Contact Information: 

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care-Baldwin's Laboratory
622 West 168th Street
PH-9 Stem
New York, NY 10032

P: (212) 305-6539

Research Interests

  • Measuring and treating frailty among older survivors of critical illness
  • Post-ICU palliative care
  • Lung transplantation
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) clinical outcomes


Ongoing Research Support

  • Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellowship 06/01/2016-05/30/2018 Latent phenotypes of weakness and recovery in older ICU survivors Role: PI
  • Steven Z. Miller Fellowship in Medical Education 02/15/2016-02/14/2016 Columbia University Department of Pediatrics Moral Distress in Caring for Older Adults During Early Clinical Training Role: Faculty Mentor
  • K23AG045560-01A1 (Baldwin) 08/15/2014-08/14/2019 NIA Frailty, Palliative Needs, and Outcomes in Older Survivors of Critical Illness Role: PI
  • T32 HL105323 (Bhattacharya) 06/30/2015-06/30/2016 Columbia University Training Program in Lung Science Role: Junior Faculty
  • R25 HL096250 (Begg) 05/15/2015-04/30/2016 BEST-DP: Biostatistics Enrichment Summer Training Diversity Program Role: Faculty Mentor

    Completed Research Support

  • KL2 TR000081 (Ginsberg) 07/01/2013-08/14/2014 NIH/NCRR Title: Improving Critical Illness Survivorship for Older Adults Role: PI
  • 3P30AG022845-0781 (Reid) 9/01/2011-3/30/2013 NIA Translational Research Institute for Pain in Later Life Title: Measuring Frailty and Palliative Needs in Elderly Survivors of Critical Illness Role: Subcontract Pilot Grant Awardee
  • UL1 RR024156 (Begg) 7/01/2010-7/01/2012 NIH/NCRR Title: Master’s Program in Biostatistics and Patient Oriented Research Role: Graduate Student Awardee

    Selected Publications

    1. 1. Baldwin MR, Reid MC, Westlake AA, Rowe JW, Granieri EC, Wunsch H, Dam T, Rabinowitz D, Goldstein N, Maurer MS, Lederer DJ. The feasibility of measuring frailty to predict disability and mortality in older medical-ICU survivors. J Crit Care. 2014 Jun;29(3):401-8.
    2. 2. Baldwin MR, Narain WR, Wunsch H, Schluger NW, Cooke JT, Maurer MS, Rowe JW, Lederer DJ, Bach PB. A prognostic model for 6-month mortality in elderly survivors of critical illness. Chest. 2013;143(4):910-9.
    3. 3. Berning JB, Poor AD, Buckley SM, Patel KR, Lederer DJ, Goldstein NE, Brodie D, Baldwin MR. A Novel Picture Guide to Improve Spiritual Care and Reduce Anxiety in Mechanically Ventilated Intensive Care Unit Adults. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 April 20. [Epub ahead of print].
    4. 4. Baldwin MR, Wunsch H, Reyfman PA, Narain WR, Blinderman CD, Schluger NW, Reid MC, Maurer MS, Goldstein N, Lederer DJ, Bach P. High burden of palliative needs among older ICU survivors transferred to post-acute care facilities: A single center study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013. Oct;10(5): 458-65.
    5. 5. Abrams D*, Baldwin MR*, Champion M, Agerstrand C, Eisenberger A, Bacchetta M, Brodie D. Thrombocytopenia and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adults with acute respiratory failure: a cohort study. Intensive Care Med. 2016 May;42(5):844-52 *Co-first authors
    6. 6. Baldwin MR, Peterson ER, Easthausen I, Quintanilla I, Colago E, Sonett JR, D'Ovidio F, Costa J, Diamond JM, Christie JD, Arcasoy SM, Lederer DJ. Donor age and early graft failure after lung transplantation: A cohort study. Am J Transplant. 2013 Oct; 13(10):2685-95.
    7. 7. Baldwin MR, Arcasoy SM, Shah A, Schulze PC, Sze J, Sonett JR, Lederer DJ. Hypoalbuminemia and early mortality after lung transplantation: a cohort study. Am J Transplant. 2012;12(5):1256-67. PMID: 22335491; PMCID: 3628840.
    8. 8. Kato TS, Cheema FH, Yang J, Kawano Y, Takayama H, Naka Y, Farr M, Lederer DJ, Baldwin MR, Jin Z, Homma S, Mancini DM, Schulze PC. Preoperative serum albumin levels predict 1-year postoperative survival of patients undergoing heart transplantation. Circ Heart Fail. 2013;6(4):785-91.
    9. 9. Wingfield T, Schumacher SG, Gurinder S, Tovar M, Zevallos K, Baldwin MR, Montoya R, Ramos E, Jongkaewwattana C, Sampson B, Boccia D, Lewis LJ, Friedland JS, Gilman RH, Evans CE. Tuberculosis, sunlight, and vitamin D seasonality. J Infect Dis, 2014 Sept 1;210(5):774-83.
    10. 10. Checkley W, West KP, Jr., Wise RA, Baldwin MR, Wu L, LeClerq SC, Christian P, Katz J, Tielsch JM, Khatry S, Sommer A. Maternal vitamin A supplementation and lung function in offspring. N Engl J Med. 2010;362(19):1784-94. PMID: 20463338.
    11. 11. Baldwin MR, Checkley W, Wise RA, Khatry SK, LeClerq SC, West KP, Jr. A cleaning and calibration method for the SpiroPro portable spirometer's pneumotachometer tube in a remote field study. Respir Care. 2010;55(4):443-52. PMID: 20406512.
    12. 12. Baldwin MR, Yori PP, Ford C, Moore DA, Gilman RH, Vidal C, Ticona E, Evans CA. Tuberculosis and nutrition: disease perceptions and health seeking behavior of household contacts in the Peruvian Amazon. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2004;8(12):1484-91. PMID: 15636496; PMCID: 2912521.

      Book Chapters & Invited Reviews

    13. 1. Singer JP, Lederer DJ, Baldwin MR. Frailty in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print].
    14. 2. Baldwin MR. Measuring and predicting long-term outcomes in older survivors of critical illness. Minerva Anestesiol. 2015 Jun; 81(6):650-61
    15. 3. Baldwin MR and Wunsch H. (2014) Mortality after critical illness. In: Stevens RD, Hart N, and Herridge M (Eds). The legacy of critical illness: A textbook of post-ICU medicine (pp 18-38). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    View Dr. Baldwin's full list of publications from PubMed