|Medical School||Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania|
|Residency||University of California San Diego Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology and Shiley Eye Institute|
|Fellowship||University of California San Diego Health Department of Biomedical Informatics|
|Special Interest||Comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract surgery, diabetic retinopathy screening, caring for underserved populations, digital health|
|Publications||View on PubMed|
Sally L. Baxter, MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Informatics at the University of California San Diego. She is a physician and informaticist integrating comprehensive ophthalmic care with research investigation in big data, artificial intelligence, and health information technology systems.
Dr. Baxter was an Angier B. Duke Scholar at Duke University, where she graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Biology, Physics, and Genome Science & Policy. She was one of 40 American students awarded the prestigious United States Marshall Scholarship, which funded her Master of Science (MSc) in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (University of London), one of the world's leading institutions for research and education in public and global health. She then completed her M.D. at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania with a full academic scholarship through the 21st Century Scholars Program. She returned to her hometown of San Diego to complete her internship in internal medicine, residency in ophthalmology, and fellowship training in biomedical informatics, all at UCSD.
Dr. Baxter is dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care. She was awarded the Charles A. Oliver Memorial Prize for the highest record of performance in ophthalmology at Penn and the Lamont Ericson, MD Award for outstanding patient care by a resident at UCSD. Her surgical skills are informed by decades of experience developing technical physical capabilities as a classically trained pianist and violinist and as a former NCAA Division I pole vaulter, achieving All-Time Top 5 record performance while at Duke.
Dr. Baxter's research interests involve using data from electronic health records and imaging tests to enhance clinical outcomes using traditional statistical methods as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence. She is innovating ways of incorporating digital health technology into patient care. She is also passionate about education, having served as Chief Resident at the Shiley Eye Institute and being involved in education and training of undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows.
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