Alisa Baer

Alisa Baer, MD

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Pediatrics, Child Safety


New York University School of Medicine, Columbia University in the City of New York


Ensuring that children become healthy adults requires careful attention to prevention—from vaccines to safe sleep to car seats. As a pediatrician and child car safety expert, I know how critical evidence-based information is in empowering parents with the tools they need to keep their child safe and healthy.

— Alisa Baer, MD


Alisa Baer, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician, nationally certified child passenger safety instructor, and co-founder of The Car Seat Lady. In her 21 years in the field she has consulted with many of the leading car seat manufacturers in the design and development of their car seats, helped create programs that change how children travel in urban environments‚ such as Uber's car seat program in NYC, and helped parents install more than 15,000 car seats. She also develops the content for The Car Seat Lady's website and popular social media channels including Instagram and YouTube which educate parents throughout the United States and abroad.


Dr. Baer earned her bachelor's degree from Columbia University and graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 2006.

Dr. Baer completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and then she went on to work in the neonatal intensive care unit at Columbia University's Children's Hospital of New York.

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