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Wesley B. Baker, PhD
Wesley B. Baker
Assistant Professor; Co-Director, Biomedical Optical Devices to Monitor Cerebral Health Frontier Program

Dr. Baker develops point-of-care optical devices and neuro-diagnostics to guide the care of children at risk for brain injury. He also studies the interplay between the delivery of pediatric care and the patient's long-term brain health.

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Bio

Dr. Baker is a physicist with specialization in optics in biological tissues. As a researcher in biomedical optics, he aims to develop and translate optical tools for clinical use. He further aims to study the interplay between the delivery of pediatric critical care and the patient’s long-term brain health.

A major focus of Dr. Baker’s research effort has been the development of a new non-invasive optical approach for measuring intracranial pressure. He is interested in formulating new analytical models and paradigms to improve the fidelity of cerebral hemodynamic data based on optical signals, and harnessing large multimodal hemodynamic datasets for the development of advanced predictive models of neurological injuries and outcomes. Such models will aid the development and testing of novel therapies.

Education and Training

BS, Bucknell University (Physics), 2005

MS, University of Pennsylvania (Physics), 2010

PhD, University of Pennsylvania (Physics), 2015

Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania (Neurocritical Care), 2017

Titles and Academic Titles

Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Co-Director, Biomedical Optical Devices to Monitor Cerebral Health Frontier Program

Director, Wolfson Family Laboratory for Clinical and Biomedical Optics

Professional Memberships

Optical Society of America

Society for Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy

SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics

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