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Michael Baer, MD, MBE

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Associate Director, Penn ALS Center
Department: Neurology

Contact information
3400 Spruce Street, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dulles 3rd Floor, Department of Neurology
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Muhlenberg College, 2012.
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2017.
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2017.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, 2017-2018.
Resident in Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2018-2021.
Fellow in Neuromuscular Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2021-2022.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2021.
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Selected Publications

Laynie Dratch, Meron Azage, Aaron Baldwin, Kelsey Johnson, Rachel A Paul, Tanya M Bardakjian, Sara-Claude Michon, Defne A Amado, Michael Baer, Andres F Deik, Lauren B Elman, Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, Michael H Guo, Ali G Hamedani, David J Irwin, Aaron Lasker, Jennifer Orthmann-Murphy, Colin Quinn, Thomas F Tropea, Steven S Scherer, Colin A Ellis: Genetic testing in adults with neurologic disorders: indications, approach, and clinical impacts. Journal of Neurology October 2023.

Ruple S. Laughlin, Shirlyn Adkins, Michael Baer, Sara Dehbashi, Karissa Gable, Raghav Govindarajan, Kelly G. Gwathmey, Michael K. Hehir, Matthew Imperioli, Raymond S. Price, Sarada Sakamuri, Jacob Sokol, Noelle Tiongson, Ericka S. Wong, Zachary London: The Neuromuscular Portal and Match: Working Toward a More Fair, Equitable, and Transparent Process. Neurology Education 2(3), September 2023.

Ting Shen, Jacob W Vogel, Jeffrey Duda, Jeffrey S Phillips, Philip A Cook, James Gee, Lauren Elman, Colin Quinn, Defne A Amado, Michael Baer, Lauren Massimo, Murray Grossman, David J Irwin, Corey T McMillan: Novel data-driven subtypes and stages of brain atrophy in the ALS-FTD spectrum. Translational Neurodegeneration August 2023.

London ZN, Gable KL, Govindarajan R, Guidon AC, Gwathmey KG, Hehir MK, Imperioli M, Laughlin RS, Price RS, Sakamuri S, Sokol J, Baer M: The Neuromuscular Fellowship Portal and Match. Muscle and Nerve 65(6): 640-645, June 2022.

Michael Baer, Lauren Elman: Predicting Ethical Issues from Potential Advances in ALS Genetically Mediated Therapies. Neurology 2022 Notes: 2022 AAN Conference Poster Presentation for NITCEE Fellowship.

Michael Baer and Colin Quinn: Advance Care Planning in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Practical Neurology Page: 28-31, July/August 2021.

Placek K, Baer GM, Elman L, McCluskey L, Hennessy L, Ferraro PM, Lee EB, Lee VMY, Trojanowski JQ, Van Deerlin VM, Grossman M, Irwin DJ, McMillan CT.: UNC13A polymorphism contributes to frontotemporal disease in sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurobiol Aging. 73: 190-199, Jan 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2018.09.031. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Lee EB, Porta S, Michael Baer G, Xu Y, Suh E, Kwong LK, Elman L, Grossman M, Lee VM, Irwin DJ, Van Deerlin VM, Trojanowski JQ.: Expansion of the classification of FTLD-TDP: distinct pathology associated with rapidly progressive frontotemporal degeneration. Acta Neuropathol. 134(1): 65-78, Jul 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s00401-017-1679-9. Epub 2017 Jan 27.

G Michael Baer, Matthew Byrne, Felicia Cooper, Eunran Suh, Leo McCluskey, Lauren Elman, David Wolk, Viviana Van Deerlin, Virginia Lee, Edward Lee, Murray Grossman, John Trojanowski, David Irwin: Sporadic FTLD TDP type C is a distinct clinicopathological entity from FTLD types A/B. Neurology 88, April 2017.

Weber KP, Alvaro CG, Baer GM, Reinert K, Cheng G, Clever S, Wightman B.: Analysis of C. elegans NR2E nuclear receptors defines three conserved clades and ligand-independent functions. BMC Evol Biol. 12: 81, Jun 2012 Notes: doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-81.

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