Scott Baum, MD

Specialty Area
East Campus
7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Germantown TN 38138 901.683.0055
Scott Baum, MD, specializes in Diagnostic and Vascular/Interventional Radiology.

Titles and Roles

  • Chief Radiologist, West Cancer Center
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor of Radiology Fellowship Program, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Advisory Board Member, NCCN Lung Cancer Screening Panel
  • Diplomat, American Board of Radiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Vascular/Interventional Radiology


Dr. Baum is a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist with a subspecialty certification in Vascular/Interventional Radiology. He became a part of the West Cancer Center team in 1998 and is now the Chief Radiologist, where he specializes in Diagnostic and Vascular/Interventional Radiology. He became the Affiliated Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn., in 2014. Additionally, he is highly involved with the Research Department here at the West Cancer Center.

Education and Training

Dr. Baum received his medical degree in 1983 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn. After finishing his internship and residency at St. Louis University, he proceeded to serve as Chief Resident in Diagnostic Radiology from 1986-1987. His fellowship in Angiography and Interventional Radiology was completed at the University of Tennessee, Memphis from 1987-1988. He holds a subspecialty certificate in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.


Recently, Dr. Baum’s research has focused on:
  • Microwave ablation of Stage 1 lung Cancer
  • PET/CT evaluation of lung nodules after microwave ablation
  • Microwave ablation of abdominal lymph nodes.


Dr. Baum has published several articles, appearing in Pediatric NephrologyCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, and the Journal of Trauma.  To view Dr. Baum’s most recent publications, click here.

Fight On in Memphis

Dr. Baum learned more about life when cancer entered his. Dr. Baum had always been passionate about patients. With all the time he spends with them, how could he not admire the lives he helps to save? Dr. Baum understood well the peril that cancer creates. But it wasn’t until his wife went through her own ordeal with cancer that Dr. Baum began to understand the life-changing power of the disease. She says that every day is a gift to her. Seeing what she went through, and being a part of her healing, opened his eyes to what cancer can do to unite families and help people reconnect with life. “We try everything we can to make patients feel comfortable and let them know they are in competent hands.”



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