Dr. Cameron Baston's research is focused on understanding resource allocation within the Intensive Care Unit. Specifically, he is trying to develop improved methods for understanding the cost side of the cost effectiveness equation, and modeling cost effectiveness for proven interventions. He also researches methods for bedside clinicians to most effectively use diagnostic ultrasound. These interests are applicable for understanding the most effective use of critical care resources in the resource limited setting. He currently is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow and an Emergency Ultrasound Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a candidate for a Master's degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Cameron did his undergraduate in mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then worked as an automotive engineer for Texas Instruments, and as an analyst focusing on global economic and environmental modeling at the Tellus Institute. He also worked in the Plasma Physics division at Los Alamos National Labs as a 2003 US Department of Energy Fusion Fellow. He received his medical degree is from Jefferson Medical College, where he worked with JeffHealth and the Rwanda Village Concept Project on several bilateral projects with the Rwanda National University in Butare. He did his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He has served as a medical advisor for Shift labs, specifically working on the development of the DripAssist, a low cost intravenous infusion monitor which won the 2015 USAID Grand Ebola Challenge. A Schweitzer Fellow for life, his domestic clinical and volunteer work focused on populations suffering from disparities in urban areas. He has lectured nationally on his current research focuses including clinical applications of bedside ultrasound technology, specifically educational techniques and applications of pulmonary ultrasound for use in the resource limited setting.
He lives in his hometown of Philadelphia with his wife, daughter, and Great Dane. He and his family love biking, running, playing music around a campfire, and writing about themselves in the third person.