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Neal Baer, MD is an American pediatrician and television writer and producer. He was born in 1955.

Baer, who graduated from high school in 1973, graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado College. Baer spent a year at the American Film Institute as a directing fellow in 1988. Baer studied for a master's degree from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in Sociology and focused on family policy. Baer attended medical school from Harvard Medical School from 1991 to 1996. The final part of his training over-lapped with his work in television and he completed his degree by undertaking electives at UCLA and returning to Harvard during breaks in production.

Baer graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his internship in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles. He received the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Scholarship from the American Medical Association as the most outstanding medical student who has contributed to promoting a better understanding of medicine in the media. He balanced completing his medical internship with working in television again practicing medicine in breaks in filming including working as a resident at Children's Hospital in December 1997 and March, April, and May 1998.

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