Justin Baker, MD

    Justin N. Baker, MD

    Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty
    Chief, Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care
    Attending Physician, Quality of Life Service
    Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

    Departments

    Pediatric Medicine
    Oncology

    Divisions

    Quality of Life & Palliative Care

    Contact Information

    Justin Baker, MD
    Pediatric Medicine
    MS 260, Room C6034
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    262 Danny Thomas Place
    Memphis, TN 38105-3678
    Email: justin.baker@stjude.org
    Phone: (901) 595-4446
    FAX: (901) 521-9005

    Education

    BS - Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma (1997)
    MD - University of Texas - Health Science Center at San Antonio (2001)


    Honors & Awards


    Research Interests


    Selected Publications

    Anghelescu DL, Hamilton H, Faughnan LG, Johnson LM, Baker JN. Pediatric palliative sedation therapy with propofol: recommendations based on experience in children with terminal cancer. J Palliat Med June 25, 2012.

    Baker JN, Harper J, Kane JR, Hicks J, Ward D, Hinds PS, Spunt SL. Implementation and evaluation of an automated patient death notification policy at a tertiary pediatric oncology referral center. J Pain Symptom Manage 42(5):652-656, 2011.

    Paugh BS, Broniscer A, Qu C, Miller CP, Zhang J, Tatevossian RG, Olson JM, Geyer JR, Chi SN, da Silva NS, Onar-Thomas A, Baker JN, Gajjar A, Ellison DW, Baker SJ. Genome-wide analyses identify recurrent amplifications of receptor tyrosine kinases and cell-cycle regulatory genes in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. J Clin Oncol September 19, 2011.

    Anghelescu DL, Faughnan LG, Baker JN, Yang J, Kane JR. Use of epidural and peripheral nerve blocks at the end of life in children and young adults with cancer: the collaboration between a pain service and a palliative care service. Paediatr Anaesth 20(12):1070-1077, 2010.

    Baker JN, Kane JR, Rai S, Howard SC, Hinds PS, the PCS Research Working Group. Changes in medical care at a pediatric oncology referral center after placement of a do-not-resuscitate order. J Palliat Med October 30, 2010.

    Broniscer A, Baker JN, Tagen M, Onar-Thomas A, Gilbertson RJ, Davidoff AM, Panandiker AP, Leung W, Chin TK, Stewart CF, Kocak M, Rowland C, Merchant TE, Kaste SC, Gajjar A. Phase I study of vandetanib during and after radiotherapy in children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. J Clin Oncol October 4, 2010.

    Yap TY, Yamokoski AD, Hizlan S, Zyzanski SJ, Angiolillo AL, Rheingold SR, Baker JN, Kodish ED. Informed consent for pediatric phase 1 cancer trials: physicians' perspectives. Cancer 116(13):3244-3250, 2010.

    Broniscer A, Baker JN, Baker SJ, Chi SN, Geyer JR, Morris EB, Gajjar A. Prospective collection of tissue samples at autopsy in children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Cancer June 29, 2010.

    Delgado E, Barfield RC, Baker JN, Hinds PS, Yang J, Nambayan A, Quintana Y, Kane JR. Availability of palliative care services for children with cancer in economically diverse regions of the world. Eur J Cancer June 9, 2010.

    Maurer SH, Hinds PS, Spunt SL, Furman WL, Kane JR, Baker JN. Decision making by parents of children with incurable cancer who opt for enrollment on a phase I trial compared with choosing a do not resuscitate/terminal care option. J Clin Oncol May 24, 2010.

    Young AJ, Kim L, Li S, Baker JN, Schmidt M, Camp JW, Barfield RC. Agency and communication challenges in discussions of informed consent in pediatric cancer research. Qual Health R 20(5):628-643, 2010.

    Pritchard M, Burghen EA, Gattuso JS, West NK, Gajjar P, Srivastava DK, Spunt SL, Baker JN, Kane JR, Furman WL, Hinds PS. Factors that distinguish symptoms of most concern to parents from other symptoms of dying children. J Pain Symptom Manage 39(4):627-636, 2010.

    Hinds PS, Oakes LL, Hicks J, Powell B, Srivastava DK, Spunt SL, Harper J, Baker JN, West NK, Furman WL. "Trying to be a good parent" as defined by interviews with parents who made phase I, terminal care, and resuscitation decisions for their children. J Clin Oncol 27(35):5979-5985, 2009.

    Pritchard M, Srivastava DK, Okuma JO, Powell B, Burghen E, West NK, Gattuso JS, Spunt SL, Baker JN, Kane J, Furman WL, Hinds PS. Bereaved parents' perceptions about when their child's cancer-related death would occur. J Pain Symptom Manage 38(4):561-567, 2009.

    Read K, Fernandez CV, Gao J, Strahlendorf C, Moghrabi A, Pentz RD, Barfield RC, Baker JN, Santor D, Weijer C, Kodish E. Decision-making by adolescents and parents of children with cancer regarding health research participation. Pediatrics 124(3):959-965, 2009.

    Fernandez CV, Gao J, Strahlendorf C, Moghrabi A, Pentz R, Barfield R, Baker JN, Santor D, Weijer C, Kodish E. The return of research results to participants: Attitudes and needs of adolescents and parents of children with cancer. J Clin Oncol Feb 20;27(6):878-83, 2009. Epub 2009 Jan 21.

    Baker JN, Rai S, Liu W, Srivastava K, Kane JR, Zawistowski CA, Burghen EA, Gattuso JS, West N, Althoff J, Funk A, Hinds PS. Race does not influence do-not-resuscitate status or the number or timing of end-of-life care discussions at a pediatric oncology referral center. J Palliat Med Jan;12(1):71-6, 2009.

    Fernandez CV, Gao J, Strahlendorf C, Moghrabi A, Pentz R, Barfield R, Baker JN, Santor D, Weijer C, Kodish E. The return of research results to participants: Attitudes and needs of adolescents and parents of children with cancer. J Clin Oncol Feb 20;27(6):878-83, 2009. Epub 2009 Jan 2.

    Kim L, Young AJ, Neimeyer RA, Baker JN, Barfield RC. Keeping users at the center: Developing a multimedia interface for informed consent. Technical Communication Quarterly 17(3):335-357, 2008.

    Baker JN, Anghelescu DL, Kane JR.  Pain Still Lords Over Children. J Pediatr Jan;152(1):6-8, 2008.

    Baker JN, Hinds PS, Spunt SL, Barfield RC, Allen C, Powell BC, Anderson LH, Kane JR.  Integration of Palliative Care Principles into the Ongoing Care of Children with Cancer: Individualized Care Planning and Coordination. Pediatr Clin North Am Feb;55(1):223-250, 2008.  

    Harper J, Baker JN, Hicks J, Hinds PS, Razzouk BI. Creating a palliative and end-of life program in a cure-oriented setting:  The “Zig-Zag” method. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs Sep-Oct;24(5):246-54, 2007.

    Baker JN, Torkildson C, Baillargeon J, Olney C, Kane JR. A national survey of pediatric residency program directors and residents regarding education in palliative medicine and end-of-life care. J Palliat Med Apr;10(2):420-9, 2007.

    Baker JN, Barfield R, Hinds PS, Kane JR. A process to facilitate decision making in pediatric stem cell transplantation: the individualized care planning and coordination model. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation March 13(3):245-54, 2007.

    Baker JN, Razzouk BI, Hinds PS, Ribeiro R, Schum L, Kane J, Beatriz de Camargo, Andrea Yurashima. Book Chapter: "Symptom Control" Caring despite curing: Palliative Care in Pediatric Oncology.  Lemar Press 2006.

    Hinds PS, Shum L, Baker JN, Wolfe J. Key factors affecting dying children and their families. J Palliat Med 8(Suppl 1):S70-78, 2005.

    Last update: June 2012