Dr. DeAnna Baker Frost is an adult rheumatologist with a clinical interest in autoimmune diseases and fibrosis. A native of Baltimore, MD, she completed a combined M.D. and Ph.D. degree program at MUSC and an internal medicine residency at Duke University. Upon completion of her residency at Duke, she became a board certified internal medicine physician and returned to MUSC as an adult rheumatology fellow.
Based on her leadership skills and proficiency as a fellow, Dr. Baker Frost was chosen as Chief Rheumatology Fellow. During her internal medicine and rheumatological training, she has worked with prominent internal medicine physicians, rheumatologists and scientists who have assisted in her development as a physician scientist. She is passionate about both patient care and research and seeks to understand the cause of fibrosis in scleroderma and how it relates to estrogen.
Dr. Baker Frost has been awarded several research awards locally and nationally and has presented her work at several national conferences, including the American College of Rheumatology. She has published a number of scientific articles in prominent journals based on her research. She also volunteers at local patient education events to help people understand autoimmune diseases, explain current treatment options, and answer questions about their health.
Dr. Baker Frost also served on the MUSC Board of Visitors from 2015-2017. As a faculty member at MUSC, Dr. Baker Frost will continue her efforts to improve the lives of her patients through outstanding patient care, innovative research and patient education.