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About Joshua Baron MD

Professional Summary

Pediatric neurologist with over five years of experience in clinical medicine, research, teaching and consulting in the fields of electronic medical records and the medical legal area.  I am motivated to engage in a position which will allow me to leverage my skills, experience and strong work ethic.

Experience

EMR Optimization Consultant – Great Lakes Informatics (Chicago, IL)        

2018-present

Meet with clinicians, assessing and providing recommendations for working with their electronic medical records.  Develop marketing materials for current products and sell medical speech processing software.

Tutor – Wyzant (Chicago, IL)   2018-present

Tutor students on anatomy, physiology, and general math and science skills.  Develop training materials, including construction of mnemonic devices.  Integrate creative methods to allow students to memorize and understand material.

CleanSlate Intern – CleanSlate (Chicago, IL) 2018

Participated in neighborhood beautification through sidewalk sweeping and trash retrieval. As an office intern, assisted in Salesforce CRM maintenance. Researched opportunities for business development. Organized contracts,  inventoried CleanSlate assets and cleaned the CleanSlate office. 

Consultant, Electronic Medical Records Implementation

2011-2014

Provided physician training on several Epic modules.  Analyzed healthcare practitioner needs.  Built templates for notes, as well as order sets.  Served as a liaison between physicians and EMR builders.  My positions included work at the University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA), Edward Hospital (Naperville, IL), University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio), St. Francis Hospital (Tulsa, OK) and Resurrection Medical Center (Chicago, Illinois).

Help Desk Analyst/ Training Coordinator -Nufarm (Alsip, IL)                       

2012-2013

Assessed end-user needs and provided troubleshooting of information technology issues.  Maintained active directory and formatted computers to Nufarm standards.  Developed a curriculum for Nufarm University.  Taught classes on Microsoft and Lotus products, as well as general office productivity. 

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics – Rush University Medical Center    

Attending Staff Physician – John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County

2006-2011

Evaluated and diagnosed patients in pediatric neurology clinic.  Provided consultations on pediatric inpatients.  Managed medical teams composed of medical students and residents.  Conducted clinical research.  Explained complex diagnoses to patients and family members.

Medical-legal Consultant                                                                                            

2006-2011

Analyzed medical records provided by attorneys at several prominent law firms.  Recommended defense strategies for lawyers based upon standard of care and evidence-based medicine.  Provided expert testimony for both defense and plaintiff attorneys.

Post-Graduate Training

Epilepsy Fellowship – Massachusetts General Hospital 2005-2006

Pediatric Neurology Residency – Tufts Medical Center                                    2002-2005

Pediatrics Residency – Rainbow Babies’ and Children’s Hospital                 2000-2002

Education

University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester, MA)  

1996-2000

M.D. June 2000

Bowdoin College (Brunswick,ME) 

1991-1995

B.A. June 1995, Neuroscience, Magna Cum Laude

Publications

Romero CE, Baron JD, Knox AP, Hinchey JA, Ropper AH.  Barbiturate withdrawal following purchase of Fioricet [Observation].  Archives of Neurology 61(7), 1111-2.

Davis ID, Baron J, O’Riordan MA, Rosen CL.  Sleep disturbances in pediatric dialysis patients.  Pediatric Nephrology 20(1), 69-75.

Schwartz AR, O’Donnell CP, Baron JD, Schubert N, Alam D, Samadi SD, Smith PL.  The hypotonic upper airway in obstructive sleep apnea: Role of structure and neuromuscular activity.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 157, 1051-7.

Kurylo D, Allan WC, Collins TE, Baron J.  Perceptual organization based upon spatial relationships in Alzheimer’s disease.  Behavioral Neurology 14(1-2), 19-28.

Abstracts

The prevalence of sleep disorders in children with epilepsy.  Baron J, Levy R, Ostrander B, Ray C.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, 2010.

Sleep disturbances in pediatric dialysis patients.  Davis I, Baron J, O’Riordan M, Rosen CL.  Presented at the 15th Annual Symposium on Pediatric Dialysis, 2004.

Book Chapters

Baron JD, D’Ambrosio C: Recurrent and Post-Traumatic Hypersomnia.  In Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook, Wiley-Liss, 2005.

Hobbies

Running, Sailing, Playing guitar, Public speaking (Toastmasters member)