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Michael Allen Baker, CM, O.Ont (born January 24, 1943) is a Canadian physician, academic, and cancer researcher. He is Charles H. Hollenberg Chair in Medicine, Physician-in-Chief, University Health Network and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. His research has helped to improve the understanding of human leukemia and other cancers.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Baker received his M.D. from the University of Toronto in 1966. He received his diploma from the National Board of Medical Examiners in 1967 and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada specializing in Hematology and Internal Medicine. In 1982, he joined the University of Toronto as a Professor of Medicine. In 1992, he was made Physician-in-Chief of the Toronto General Hospital.

He was President of the National Cancer Institute of Canada for 3 years and a Board member of the Canadian Cancer Society for 5 years. In 2008, he was appointed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Executive Lead - Patient Safety, to oversee the government's patient safety agenda.

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