Dr. Baker received her MD from the University of Virginia, where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for her excellence in scholarship and professionalism. She completed her residency in general psychiatry at Columbia University, serving as Chief Resident. There, she was distinguished for her compassion, empathy and excellence in psychiatry with the Barbara S. Liskin Award. Dr. Baker trained in child and adolescent psychiatry at the combined program of Columbia and Cornell Universities. 

Dr. Baker received her Bachelor of Science and Arts at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.