About Dr. James Baugh

Office Location(s): Fairfax and Herndon

Other languages spoken: French (proficient)


James Baugh, M.D., F.A.A.P., has been on the team at Virginia Pediatric Group for over thirty years. He has dedicated his medical career to providing pediatric care for children in Fairfax and Herndon, Virginia. 

Dr. Baugh was born in New York and considers San Marino, California, his hometown. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in human biology at Stanford University and his medical degree from George Washington University in 1980. He completed his pediatrics residency training at the William Beaumont Army Center in 1983. 

Prior to joining Virginia Pediatric Group in 1989, Dr. Baugh served in the U.S. Army in Missouri and Belgium. He also completed an Infectious Disease Fellowship at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Baugh has received numerous teaching awards, including Best Pediatric Resident Teaching Award, Best Ambulatory Pediatric Attending Teacher at Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital 1999, 2005, 2011, and a Teacher Excellence Award from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010.

Dr. Baugh's interests in pediatrics are multifaceted. His professional enjoyment stems from his intrigue into the many facets of child health and development and how children and families can thrive. He enjoys seeing the human brain develop and adapt as a child is nurtured, loved, and educated. He also likes learning about issues in infectious illnesses, both here and abroad. More recently, international adoption has become an interest as it involves child development, sometimes infectious illnesses, and always international medicine. 

In recent years, Dr. Baugh has traveled internationally to promote pediatric education training efforts in Haiti. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is proficient in French. 

In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, exercise, hiking, biking, French, music, travel, and gardening. He has two grown children and resides in Fairfax with his wife.


Patient Reviews

“Dr. Baugh is the best pediatrician we have encountered. He is very knowledgeable, caring and takes time to answer any questions. He has been caring for my son since he was only one week old. Unfortunately, we are leaving but Dr. Baugh was the best thing that happened to us and we are going to miss him. Thank you doctor for everything.”
- Shweta P.


“Dr. Baugh is simply an amazing pediatrician. Experienced, knowledgeable, attentive, data-driven yet flexible in his approaches, we could not ask for a better doctor for our baby daughter. Every visit with Dr. Baugh has been a very positive experience and I can't imagine entrusting our child's medical needs to anyone else.”
- Zbynek K.


“We love Dr. Baugh! He has great rapport with my sons and it's obvious that he loves interacting with kids. He is a talented and very well informed physician who picks up on subtle things that most other doctors would miss. He has been an important value add to our family and to my parenting. I hope he never retires!!”
- Emily G.


“Dr. Baugh is terrific! He really listens to both patient and parent concerns and provides both verbal and written advice. I recommend him to anyone whose child needs help managing their ADHD or other diagnosis.”
- Kimberly G.