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Jason M. Baron, MD

Assistant in Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Assistant Professor in Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Baron is a medical director of the core laboratories of the Pathology Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an active role in the department's bioinformatics and computational pathology initiatives.

Department of Pathology
Clinical Interests
Clinical Pathology
Pathology Informatics
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Jason Baron, MD, is a medical director in the Core Laboratory and an investigator in Pathology Informatics within the Department of Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Baron's research interests are focused on clinical decision support for laboratory testing and the application of statistical methods, and "big-data" analytics to enhance laboratory diagnosis. He is particularly interested in the use of artificial intelligence to derive more precise and patient-specific, diagnostic, prognostic and prescriptive information from sets of routine ?commodity? laboratory data. His clinical responsibilities include overseeing reference laboratory testing as well as advancing quality improvement and utilization management initiatives throughout the Core Lab. 


Research interests include

  • Use of machine learning to improve the diagnostic value of laboratory testing
  • Clinical decision support for laboratory testing 
  • Applications of informatics and big-data analytics to laboratory utilization management


View my most recent publications at PubMed

  1. Environmental components and methods for engaging pathology residents in informatics training.  Garcia CA, Baron JM, Beckwith BA, Brodsky V, Dighe AS, Gudewicz TM, Kim JY, Klepeis VE, Lane WJ, Lee RE, Levy BP, Mahowald MA, Mandelker D, McClintock DS, Quinn AM, Rao LK, Riedlinger GM, Rudolf J, Gilbertson JR. J Pathol Inform. 2015 Jun 29;6:42. eCollection 2015. No abstract available.
  2. Applying Lean methodologies reduces ED laboratory turnaround times. White BA, Baron JM, Dighe AS, Camargo CA Jr, Brown DF. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Jun 14. pii: S0735-6757(15)00485-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.06.013. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Retinoid treatment of skin diseases. Beckenbach L, Baron JM, Merk HF, L?ffler H, Amann PM. Eur J Dermatol. 2015 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Clinical laboratory analytics: Challenges and promise for an emerging discipline. Shirts BH, Jackson BR, Baird GS, Baron JM, Clements B, Grisson R, Hauser RG, Taylor JR, Terrazas E, Brimhall B. J Pathol Inform. 2015 Feb 24;6:9.

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Phone: 617-726-0610

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