Dr. Andrew Baker, MD

Andrew Baker has been on staff at St. Michael’s Hospital since 1990 practicing anesthesia and critical care. He is the Chief of the Department of Critical Care, Chief of the Department of Anesthesia, and the Medical Director of the Trauma and Neurosurgery Program at St. Michael’s – part of Unity Health Toronto. He is the inaugural Cara Phelan Chair of Critical Care Medicine, Professor and Vice Chair Clinical Affairs, Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Toronto, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics at the Ryerson University. He is the Vice President of PSI Foundation. He has been involved in provincial organizations, such as Trillium Gift of Life Network as a director for ten years, and as a subject matter expert for Critical Care Services Ontario on ethical issues of access. He has been involved in several aspects of end of life care including death diagnosis guidelines, development of donation practices, provincial policy development and related translational research. Dr. Baker directs a brain injury laboratory and supervises graduate several graduate students in the Keenan Research Centre and he publishes and speaks internationally on his clinical and laboratory research.