Leslie Baken - MD

Leslie Baken - MD

Leslie Baken - MD

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My Areas of Practice
 I am honored to be a member of Park Nicollet Health System's Infectious Disease Department and find it a privilege to serve patients seeking healing or prevention from infectious illnesses of all sorts.  My Infectious Disease training focused primarily on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV and human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and continue to enjoy bringing hope and healing to individuals who have these infections.  I am part of a team of physicians at Park Nicollet who treats complications of HPV infection, including genital warts and the prevention of HPV related anal dysplasia and cancer. In addition, my clinical practice has allowed me to gain expertise in preventing and treating healthcare-acquired infections, infections with blood borne pathogens,  travel medicine and in implementing adult immunization programs.

General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 1992

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Additional Languages
  • German

Practices at

St Louis Park
3800, 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Education & Certifications

Certification American Board of Internal Medicine

BA Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center
St. Paul, MN

Certification ABIM, Subspecialty Board of Infectious Diseases, 1992; recertified
Initial 1992, Recertification 2002

Internal Medicine University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Infectious Diseases University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Research & Publications

While my primary focus is clinical infectious diseases, I have published in the areas of adult immunizations, HIV and HPV infections. I am interested in all aspects of infectious diseases, from prevention to treatment. 

Examples of Publications:

Jay R. Kostman, Betty Lou Sherry, Corinne L. Fligner, Susan Egaas, Paul Sheeran, Leslie Baken, J. Eric Bauwens, Carla Clausen, David M. Sherer, James J. Plorde, Terrence L. Stull, and Paul M. Mendelman, Invasive  Haemophilus influenzae  Infections in Older Children and Adults. Clin Infect Dis 1993; 17: 389-396

Kristen Nichol, Leslie Baken , and Andrew Nelson, Relation between Influenza Vaccination and Patient Visits, Hospitalization, and Mortality in Elderly Persons with Chronic Lung Disease. Ann Intern Med March 2, 1999 130:397-403.

Edward Acosta, Keith Henry, Leslie Baken, Linda Page, Courtney Fletcher.  Indinavir Concentrations and Antiviral Effect, Pharmacotherapy, Volume 19, Issue 6 (June 1999) pp. 708-712.




Professional Associations & Awards

American College of Physicians; President, Infectious Disease Society of America, North Star Chapter; Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota; Society for Health Care Epidemiology of America; AIDS Research Consortium of the Twin Cities;