Willard   R.  Baker  Jr.

Clinical Assistant Professor  

Office: EHABE 2.140
Phone: (956) 665-2298
Email: willard.baker@utrgv.edu

Mr. Will R. Baker Jr.

PA for 40 yrs, Experience in Internal Medicine 17 yrs, Family Practice/Urgent Care faculty 12 yrs, University Student Health Care 4 yrs. Clinical Assistant Professor 10 yrs.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Nutrition for Medical Disease Prevention
  • Education

    • MS, Medical Science (Rural Primary Care), Alderson-Broaddus College, 1999
    • BS, Bachelor of Science in Medicine, Physician Assistant Studies Program, Western Michigan University, 1977
    • BS, Bachelor of Science Premed Biology, West Texas A&M University, 1971




Selected Publications


  • Willard Baker. Packing without Pain. Practical Pointers. 51, no. 4 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2011: 232.

  • Willard Baker. . The Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistant (JAAPA) online Case of the Month, Geriatric Female with Abdominal Pain, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2010.

  • Willard Baker. . The Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) Commentary, Continuity of Care , June 2009.

  • Willard Baker. . JAAPA , Commentary, In Retrospect, March 2008.

  • Willard Baker. . The Clinical Advisor, Clinical Challenge, Increasing Extremity Weakness and Shoulder Pain in an Elderly Woman (cervical spondylotic myelopathy), 9, no. 10 October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2006: 98-100.



Selected Presentations


  • Willard Baker, Jr.. "Heart Sounds That Matter," Permian Basin PA Society Conference, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Midland, Texas (October 2017)

  • Willard Baker, Jr.. "Nutrition, Why Bother!," Bachelor of Nursing class, UTRGV School of Nursing, EHABW 1.202 (October 2017)

  • Willard Baker, Jr.. "Nutrition, Why Bother!," Nurse Practitioners Class, UTRGV School of Nursing, EHABW 1.202 (October 2017)

  • Willard Baker. "Taking Back Your Health One Step At A Time," Garcia Chiropractic Clinic, McAllen, Texas (May 2017)

  • Willard Baker, Jr.. "Bridging the Gap," Lunch & Learn, Dr. Lorena Molina-Rojas, McAllen, Texas (March 2017)

  • Willard Baker, Jr.. "Nutrition, Why Bother?," Wellness Luncheon Series, UTRGV Organizational Development & Training Presentations, ITT Building Edinburg Campus (March 2017)

  • Willard Baker, Jr. "Nutrition, Why Bother?," Wellness Luncheon Series, UTRGV Organizational Development & Training Presentations, UTRGV Brownsville Campus (March 2017)

  • Willard Baker, Jr.. "The "Cost" To Get In," UTRGV Pre PA Society Brownsville Campus, UTRGV Pre PA Society Brownsville Campus, Brownsville, Texas (March 2017)

  • Willard Baker, Jr.. "Heart Sounds That Matter," Texas Academy of Physician Assistants Spring Regional Conference, Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, (February 2017)

  • Willard Baker, Jr.. "Invest in Your Health Account," Lunch & Learn, Juice Plus, McAllen, Texas (February 2017)

Previous Courses