Timothy M. Baran, Ph.D.

Timothy M. Baran, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 276-3188

Lab Information

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Professional Bio

Timothy Baran received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer & Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2007. He came to the University of Rochester in 2007 and received his Ph.D. in Optics in 2013. Following this, he joined the faculty as an Instructor in the Department of Imaging Sciences in 2013.

Awards & Honors (National)

Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Young Investigators Award | American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery 2013
Optical Society of America Biomedical Optics Meeting Student Award | Optical Society of America 2012

Awards & Honors (Local)

Rochester Precision Optics Award for Outstanding Graduate Project | Rochester Precision Optics 2010

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 7 available »

Baran TM, Foster TH. "Comparison of flat cleaved and cylindrical diffusing fibers as treatment sources for interstitial photodynamic therapy". Medical Physics. 2014; 41(2): 022701. Link
2013 Oct
Baran TM, Foster TH. "Recovery of intrinsic fluorescence from single-point interstitial measurements for quantification of doxorubicin concentration." Lasers in surgery and medicine. 2013 Oct; 45(8):542-50. Epub 2013 Aug 23.
2013 Oct
Baran TM, Fenn MC, Foster TH. "Determination of optical properties by interstitial white light spectroscopy using a custom fiber optic probe." Journal of biomedical optics. 2013 Oct; 18(10):107007.
2012 Sep
Baran TM, Wilson JD, Mitra S, Yao JL, Messing EM, Waldman DL, Foster TH. "Optical property measurements establish the feasibility of photodynamic therapy as a minimally invasive intervention for tumors of the kidney." Journal of biomedical optics. 2012 Sep; 17(9):98002-1.
Baran TM, Foster TH. "Fluence rate-dependent photobleaching of intratumorally administered Pc 4 does not predict tumor growth delay." Photochemistry and photobiology. 2012 88(5):1273-9. Epub 2012 Jun 06.

Current Appointments

Instructor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Optics | University of Rochester2013
BS | Electrical Engineering | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute2007