Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Director, the Joint Pathology Center
Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical
Colonel Thomas Baker is the first Director of the Joint Pathology Center. He has spent the past 24 years on active duty in the United States Army. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Colonel Baker graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Doctor of Medicine degree. After graduation from Medical School, he entered onto active duty in the Army and completed his internship and residency training at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College.
Prior assignments include Interim Director of the Joint Pathology Center, Chief of the Integrated Department of Pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center in Washington DC and Bethesda MD, Laboratory Director at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Assistant Chief of Pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Director of Medical Education at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso TX, Chief of Pathology and Area Laboratory Services at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Medical Director of the Armed Services Blood Bank Center and Electron Microscopy at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma WA, and Director of Transfusion Services and Special Hematology at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora CO. Operational assignments include serving as Brigade Surgeon with the Second Infantry Division.
Colonel Baker has published extensively and continues to be actively involved in clinical care, original clinical research, and resident education. His faculty appointments include an active teaching staff appointment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and a faculty appointment at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
Colonel Baker is a member of the Order of the Military Medical Merit. In 2010, he received the Army Surgeon General's distinguished 'A' Designation for academic excellence. He is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and currently serves as a committee member on the Department of Defense Laboratory Joint Working Group, and the CAP Cancer Committee.
Moawad FJ, Veerappan GR, Dias JA, Baker TP, Maydonovitch CL, Wong RKH. Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Aerosolized Swallowed Fluticasone to Esomeprazole for Esophageal Eosinophilia. Accepted for publication American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Watson MA, Baker TP, Nguyen A, Sebastianelli ME, Stewart HL, Oliver DK, Abbott KC, Yuan CM. Association of Prescription of Oral Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate With Sorbitol in an Inpatient Setting With Colonic Necrosis: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Am J Kidney Dis. Jun 2012.
Baker TP. Optional vs. Required and More-Putting Protocols into Practice. CAP Today. February 2012.
Olson SW, Arbogast CB, Baker TP, Owshalimpur D, Oliver DK, Abbott KC, Yuan CM. Asymptomatic Autoantibodies Associated with Future Anti-glomerular Basement Membrane Disease. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Oct 2011.
White, E; Gery, L, Baker, T, Beardsley, S. Blood Bank Testing helps identify Rare Disorder in Undiagnosed Patient. Poster Presentation, AABB Annual Meeting Oct 2011.
Baker TP, Mateczun JM, Rice CL. Parts of US Pathology Centre Will Live On. Correspondence, Nature 22 Sept 2011.
Baker, TP. New Center Underway as AFIP Winds Down. CAP Today. October 2010.
Cordero S, Cheatham J, Maydonovitch C, Horwhat JD, Wong RKH, Stojadinovic A, Moncur JT, Baker TP, Grove CT, Summers TA. Epitope (in)stability in archival paraffin sections: A word of caution for biorepository research. Poster presentation 27 September 2010 at the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Abstract published in Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 2010 Sept ;134(9):1393.
Veerappan GR, Moawad FJ, Duncan TJ, Maydonovitch CL, Baker TP, Perry JL, Osgard EM, Wong RK. Non-ulcer dyspepsia not associated with gastric or duodenal eosinophilia. Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week, May 2009.
Veerappan GR, Perry JL, Duncan TJ, Baker TP, Maydonovitch CL, Lake JM, Wong RK, Osgard EM. Prevalence of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in an Adult Population Undergoing Upper Endoscopy: A Prospective Study. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology April 2009.
Veerappan GR, Perry JL, Duncan TJ, Baker TP, Maydonovitch CL, Lake JM, Wong RK, Osgard EM. Prevalence of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in an Adult Population undergoing Upper Endoscopy: A Prospective Study. Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week, May 2008.
Vigo, J., Ellzey,J., Baker, T., Bader, J., Oliver, T. Arsenic-induced Steatosis in C57BL/6J Male Mice Chronically Exposed Through Drinking Water and Fed a Low Fat or High Fat Diet. Texas Journal of Microscopy. Fall Issue 2007.
Ortiz, J., Salgado, C., Pak, D., Baker, T., Gonzalez, R., The Superficial Digital Flexor Muscle Flap, a Therapeutic Option for Mid-tibial Defects in a Goat (capra hircus) Model. Poster Presentation at American Association of Laboratory Animal Science National Meeting, October 2004.
Caras, W., Pluss, J., Dillard, T., Baker, T., Coexistence of Sarcoid and Malignancy. Southern Medical Journal, September 2003.
Martinez, L. J., Sanchez, I. J., Baker, T., High Grade B-Cell Lymphoma Presenting at Multiple Extranodal Sites without Adenopathy. Poster Presentation, Army Chapter of American College of Physicians Annual Meeting. November, 2002.
Philips, D., Stiles, K., Tremaine, L., Baker, T., LeBrun, C., Champeaux, A., The Degree of Exercise-induced Proteinuria Did Not Correlate with Severity of Glomerular Disease. Poster Presentation American College of Physicians Associate Competition. November, 2002.
Pearson, J., Critz, W., McKell, D., Enriquez, J., Gregory, G., Brady, K., Baker, T., Casey, T., Pharmacologic Hemoglobin Reversal: The Importance of Lipid Intermediaries and the Proposed Involvement of the cAMP and Phosphatidylinositol Second Messenger System. Hemoglobin June, 1998.
Brown, T., Aldous,W., Lance, R., Blaser, J., Baker, T., Williard, W. , The Association Between Telomerase, p53, and Clinical Staging in Colorectal Cancer. American Journal of Surgery May, 1998.
Brown, T., Aldous,W., Lance, R., Blaser, J., Baker, T., Williard, W. , The Association Between Telomerase, p53, and Clinical Staging in Colorectal Cancer. Presentation, 84th Annual Meeting of the North Pacific Surgical Association, Portland Oregon Nov. 14-15, 1997.
Pearson, J., Enriquez, J., Critz, W., McKell, D., Casey, T. Brady, K., Baker, T., A Rodent Model for Hemoglobin Switching Utilizing High Precision Liquid Chromatography. Hemoglobin Dec, 1994.