Brian Baker

Brian Baker MBChB, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Psychiatric aspects of cardiovascular disorders
Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry
Dr. Brian Baker
Contact Info
T: (416) 222-5286 x416
F: (416) 340-4198
Location
UHN - Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth St,
Dept Psychiatry, 8EN
Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4
Appointment Status Primary
Degree/Qualification
MBChB, FRCPC
Professional Memberships
Canadian Psychiatric Association, Ontario Medical Association
Appointments
University Health Network

Dr Brian Baker is a psychiatrist whose clinical practice is exclusively focused on the psychiatric aspects of cardiovascular disorders. This includes the treatment of anxiety and depression in patients with coronary artery disease, the psychiatric management of patients with heart failure and with the implantable defibrillator. He has been a teacher and was a researcher, lecturer at cardiac rehabilitation programmes and a spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. His past research has included psychological factors in arrhythmias, the impact of psychosocial factors on sustained blood pressure and the management of depression in patients with coronary artery disease.

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis

Dr Baker’s past research included psychological factors in arrhythmias, the impact of psychosocial factors on sustained blood pressure and the management of depression in patients with coronary artery disease

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

Blom K, Baker B, How M, Dai M, Irvine J, Abbey S, Abramson BL, Myers MG, Kiss A, Perkins NJ, Tobe SW. Hypertension analysis of stress reduction using mindfulness meditation and yoga: results from the harmony randomized controlled trial. Am J Hypertens. 2014 Jan;27(1):122-9.

Tobe SW, Baker B, Hunter K, Kiss A, Perkins N, Gomez L, Feng Y,Wigg L, Barr CL. The Impact of Endothelin-1 Genetic Analysis and Job Strain on Ambulatory Blood Pressure Journal of Psychosomatic Research Volume 71, Issue 2,August 2011, Pages 97-101

Habra ME, Baker B, Frasure-Smith N, Swenson RJ, Koszycki D, Butler G, van Zyl LT, Lespérance F. First episode of major depressive disorder and vascular factors in coronary artery disease patients: Baseline characteristics and response to antidepressant treatment in the CREATE trial Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2010 Aug;69(2):133-41