Jay A. Baker, MD Jay A. Baker, MD

Jay A. Baker, MD

Breast Imaging Specialist

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ABOUT ME

At Duke, I get to practice medicine the way I want to practice medicine – doing things the right way for every patient every time. Duke is a unique place to come for breast imaging and breast care, because the breast team works as a unit. Everyone is in incredibly close communication. When complicated cases come in, we’re constantly in contact by phone or email so that everybody on the team understands what the complication is, and we’re all in on the discussion on how to get the best possible outcome for each patient. Clearly the best part of my job is the ability to interact with my patients. It’s unusual for radiologists to have as much interaction with patients as we do here at Duke. I get to talk with patients and give them their results before they leave. Hopefully it is good news. But if it is more concerning information, I can explain to them what everything means, what the next step is, and we can take them through the process step by step and work through it together.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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EDUCATION
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1992
RESIDENCY
Diagnostic Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, 1992-1997
FELLOWSHIP
Breast Imaging, Duke University Medical Center, 1997-1998
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on the very practical aspects of breast imaging, and deciding which test will be most helpful in each situation. For example, I am studying how to use newly approved digital breast tomosynthesis (3-D mammograms) to better diagnose breast cancer. I am also researching the specific appearance of calcifications on mammograms to minimize unnecessary biopsies while not delaying the diagnosis of breast cancer. Other research involves randomized controlled trials on how to make needle biopsy procedures even more comfortable for patients.

PUBLICATIONS
View Jay Baker's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.