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Damon <strong>Baker, D.</strong>O. Damon Baker, D.O., F.A.C.O.I.
Chief Medical Officer at TRMC
Chair and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, Residency Program at TRMC
HIV Director

damon.baker@okstate.edu
918.382.3535

Education | Postdoctoral Training | Certification | Licensure | Professional Memberships | Appointments & Committees | Honors & Awards | Publications | Presentations | Lectures | Grants | Research

Education

1993
D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)
Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM)
Tulsa, OK

1987
B.S. (Biology and Biomedical Science)
Oklahoma State University (OSU)
Stillwater, OK

Postdoctoral Training

1993-1996
Internal Medicine
Tulsa Regional Medical Center (TRMC)
Tulsa, OK

Certifications

2001
Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Internists

1996
Diplomat, American Board of Osteopathic Internal Medicine

1994
Diplomat, National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

Licensure
  • Oklahoma, 1994
Professional Memberships
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine
  • Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
  • Tulsa Osteopathic Medical Society
  • Osteopathic Founders Foundation, Life Member
  • Oklahoma State University Alumni Association, Life Member
Hospital Staff Appointments

2002–present
Hillcrest Specialty Hospital

1999–present
TRMC

1998–present
Hillcrest Medical Center

1996–2002
Select Specialty Hospital

Professional Appointments/Committees

1999–present
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
OSU Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS), TRMC

2002-present
American College of Osteopathic Internists
Member, Council for Education and Evaluation
Consultant, National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Reviewed COM-VEX Exam

2001–present
Member, Student Selection Committee, OSU-COM

1998–present
Program and Medical Director, Internal Medicine Specialty Services HIV/AIDS Program, OSU-COM

2001–2003
Program Director, Northeast Oklahoma Affiliate of the Oklahoma/Texas AIDS Education Training Center

2003-present
Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, OSU-CHS

1997-2001, 2002–present
Member, Institutional Review Board, OSU-CHS

1999–2003
Member, Medical Morbidity and Mortality Committee, TRMC

1996–present
Member, Postgraduate Education Committee, TRMC

1999–present
Member, Board of Directors, Osteopathic Founders Foundation

1997–1999
President, Oklahoma Regional Chapter of the ACOI

1999–2000
Chair, Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, OSU-COM

1999–2000
Member, Board of Directors, HIV Outreach & Prevention Education Services

1997–2000
Member, Oklahoma HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care Consortium

1997–1998
Member, Postgraduate Education Committee, Oklahoma Osteopathic Association

1997–1998
Member, Young Physicians Bureau, Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
Medical Consultant, GlaxoSmithKline and Agouron Pharmaceuticals

1995–1996
Chief Internal Medicine Resident, TRMC

1990–1991
President, Class of 1993, OSU-COM

1990–1991
Member, Student Senate, OSU-COM

Honors and Awards

2001
Recognition Award for Community Service
Tulsa AIDS Coalition, Tulsa Area United Way

2001
Leadership Award
Tulsa AIDS Coalition, Tulsa Area United Way

2000
Outstanding Educator
Intern, TRMC, Class of 2000

2000
Award of Recognition for Service
Green Country Hospice

1999
Clinician of the Year
Internal Medicine Residents, TRMC

1999
Outstanding Educator
Intern, TRMC, Class of 1999

1998
Outstanding Educator
Intern, TRMC, Class of 1998

1998
Outstanding Educator
Internal Medicine Residents, TRMC, Class of 1998

1998
Rookie Physician of the Year
Oklahoma Osteopathic Association

1997
Outstanding Educator
Intern, TRMC, Class of 1997

1997
Dedication in Teaching
Internal Medicine Residents, TRMC

1993
Outstanding Achievement in the Study of Medicine, OSU-COM

Publications

Baker, DL, Stephens, J., "A retrospective Study of Once-daily Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV Infected Patients" The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Vol. 103, No. 8, August 2003.

"Expert Perspectives III: Strategies for the Management of HIV/HCV Co-infection," Projects in Knowledge, October 2002. Contributing author.

Baker, D., Rockwood, J., "Hypertriglyceridemia as a Predictor of Lactic Acidosis in Patients Receiving Nucleoside Analogue Therapy" The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Volume 102, #8, August 2002.

Rockwood, J., Baker, D., "Incidence of Lactic Acidosis in HIV Infected Adults Treated with Nucleoside Analogues," The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Volume 102, #8, August 2002.

Baker, D., Paugh, L., McCarthy, J., "A Randomized Double-blind Placebo Controlled Pilot Study in HIV Infected Patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Receiving the Influenza Vaccine." The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Vol. 101, #8, p.474.

Baker, D., "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome," submitted for publication to The Journal of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, May 2003.

Baker, D., "Current Concepts in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure," The Journal of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, January 2001.

Stevens, V., Neel, J., Baker, D., "Psychosis and Noncompliance in an HIV Positive Patient," The AIDS Reader, Vol. 10, November 10, 2000.

Baker, D., "Empiric Antibiotic Therapy in Hospitalized Patients," The Journal of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, July 2000.

Baker, D., "Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery," The Journal of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, January 2000.

Baker, D., "Current Guidelines for HIV Post-exposure Prophylaxis," The Journal of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, March 1999.

Baker, D., "Women and HIV Disease," The Journal of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, July 1999.

Abstract and Poster Presentations

Miller, M., Stephens, J., Baker, D., "A Retrospective Review Comparing Response in Therapy of Naive Male and Female Patients with HIV to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy," 62 nd ACOI Convention and Scientific Seminar, October 2002.

Baker, D., Rockwood, J., "Hypertriglyceridemia as a Predictor of Lactic Acidosis in Patients Receiving Nucleoside Analogue Therapy," AOA Convention and Scientific Seminar, October 2002.

Baker, D., Rockwood, J., "Incidence of Lactic Acidosis in HIV Infected Adults Treated with Nucleoside Analogues," AOA Convention and Scientific Seminar, October 2002 and 61 st ACOI Convention and Scientific Seminar, October 2001.

Baker, D., Paugh, L., "Efficacy of Influenza A Vaccine in HIV Positive Patients," AOA Scientific Seminar, October 2001, and ACOI 60 th Convention and Scientific Seminar, October 2000.

Baker, D., Elliot, M., "Effective Strategies in Adherence to Antiretroviral Regimens," International AIDS Society-USA, 4 th Update in Clinical HIV Medicine, June 2001.

Professional and Invited Lectures
OSU, Stillwater, OK
  • "Current Status of the HIV Epidemic", October 2003
  • "Tuberculosis Update", November 2002
  • "Current Status of the HIV Epidemic", October 2002
  • "Current Status of the HIV Epidemic", November 2001
  • "Tuberculosis – A Disease as Old as Man", October 2001
OSU-CHS Family Practice Update
  • "Evaluation of The Acutely Ill HIV Infected Patient", November 2002
  • "Current Concepts in the Management of the HIV Infected Patient", November 2000
  • "Current Antiretroviral Therapy", November 1997
OSU-COM Alumni Association Spring Fling
  • "Update in Infectious Diseases", May 2003
  • "Great Cases I Almost Missed", May 2003
  • "Sigma Sigma Phi Keynote Address", April 1999
  • "Opportunistic Infections In AIDS", May 1998
OSU–Tulsa
  • "HIV and AIDS in Oklahoma – The State of the Epidemic", Mini-Medical School, April 2001
  • "Signs of a Broken Heart – A Short Course in Heart Disease", Mini-Medical School, April and September 2000
OSU
  • "Evaluation of the HIV Infected Patient in the Emergency Department", Emergency Medicine for the Rural Physician, February 1999
  • "HIV and Pregnancy", Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, February 1997
25th American College of Osteopathic Internists Resident Trainers Congress
  • "Overcoming Obstacles in Training Internal Medicine Residents", May 2003
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • "Current Antiretroviral Guidelines", Infectious Disease Seminar College of Pharmacy, September 2002
  • "Early vs. Delayed Therapy in the Treatment of HIV", AIDS Education Training Center, October 2000
  • "Update in HIV", University of Oklahoma Tulsa College of Medicine, June 2000
Hillcrest Medical Center
  • "Opportunistic Infections in HIV/AIDS", Leadership Conference, April 2002
  • "Update on HIV/AIDS", Grand Rounds, November 2001
  • "Current Treatment Strategies in HIV", Grand Rounds, November 2000
University of Tulsa
  • "Treatment of HIV Infected Females", Women and AIDS Conference, April 2002
TRMC Grand Rounds
  • "Tuberculosis Meningitis, Clinical Case Presentation", February 2002
  • "Current Status of the HIV Epidemic", August 2001
  • "Diagnosis and Treatment of HIV/AIDS", May 1997
  • "Pulmonary Blastomycosis", May 1996
  • "Lupus Nephritis", February 1996
Arkansas Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • "HIV and AIDS – What the Primary Care Physician Should Know", March 2001
Tulsa Area United Way AIDS Coalition
  • "HIV Disease in Women", April 2000
Oklahoma State HIV Conference
  • "New Advances in Antiretroviral Therapy", October 1999
Tulsa Microbiological Society
  • "Cryptococosis", June 1998
Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
  • "Medical Consultation for Operative Risk", Winter Seminar, January 1998
  • "HIV Post-exposure Prophylaxis", Winter Seminar, January 1998
Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association
  • "Update on Antiretroviral Therapy", July 1997
Cancer Treatment Centers of America – Tulsa
  • "Update on Antiretroviral Therapy", April 1997
Grants

Health Resources Services Administration Ryan White Care Act Title II and Title III to provide primary health care and expert HIV care for HIV infected persons in northeast Oklahoma. Currently providing care for approximately 450 patients.

Oklahoma Texas AIDS Education Training Center to provide expert education for all health care professionals regarding HIV and AIDS.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention through the Oklahoma State Department of Health for primary and secondary prevention of the spread of HIV.

Current Research

Principal Investigator, Prospective observational study of a novel drug regimen consisting of Viread and Kaletra for the treatment of HIV infection.

Sub-investigator, Evaluation of treatment adherence to antiretroviral therapy in collaboration with the University of Oklahoma.