Jennifer Baker, MSN, APRN-BC

Lead Nurse Practitioner
Interventional Oncology

Jennifer Baker, MSN, APRN, is a graduate from St. Paul College, Philippines and was an RN for 11 years before earning her Master's Degree in Nursing at UCLA in 2000. She joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University in 2006 serving as a Nurse Practitioner in Internal Medicine Senior Care Services. She joined the Department of Radiology as Nurse Practitioner for Interventional Oncology in 2013 and was appointed Advanced Practice Nurse Team Leader in 2017. She is an associate member of the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Selected Publications

J. Tierney, J. Baker, D. Brown, D. Wilkes and B. Byram, "Independent Component-Based Spatiotemporal Clutter Filtering for Slow Flow Ultrasound," in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 1472-1482, May 2020, doi: 10.1109/TMI.2019.2951465.

Cruz JC, Watchmaker JM, Albin MM, Wang L, Wu G, Baker JC, Fritsche MR, Alexopoulos SP, Matsuoka L, Fleming JW, Su J, Borgmann AJ, Banovac F, Brown DBNeutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio Predicts Increased Risk of Immediate Progressive Disease following Chemoembolization of Hepatocellular CarcinomaJ Vasc Interv Radiol [print-electronic]. 2019 Oct 10/24/2019; PMID: 31669086, PII: S1051-0443(19)30686-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvir.2019.08.001, ISSN: 1535-7732. 

Klimkowski S, Baker JC, Brown DB. Red flags, pitfalls and cautions in Y90 radiotherapy. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 2019;22:63-69.   

Watchmaker JM, Lipnik AJ, Fritsche MR, Baker JC, Mouli SK, Geevarghese S, Banovac F, Omary RA, Brown DB. Are prophylactic antibiotics necessary prior to transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with native biliary anatomy? J Surg Oncol 2018;117:1312-1317 

Fritsche MR, Watchmaker JM, Lipnik AJ, Baker JC, Geevarghese S, Banovac F, Omary RA, Brown DB. Outpatient Transarterial Chemoembolization of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Review of a Same-Day Discharge Strategy. J Vasc Interv Radiol [print-electronic]. 2018 Feb 2/23/2018; PMID: 29478795, PII: S1051-0443(17)31038-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvir.2017.11.018, ISSN: 1535-7732.

Mouli S, Baker JC, Brown DB. Interventional Oncology Service Development. Semin Intervent Radiol [print-electronic]. 2017 Jun; 34(2): 182-6. PMID: 28579686, PMCID: PMC5453768, PII: 00999, DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1601853, ISSN: 0739-9529.

Taussig MD, Irene Koran ME, Mouli SK, Ahmad A, Geevarghese S, Baker JC, Lipnik AJ, Banovac F, Brown DB. Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio predicts disease progression following intra-arterial therapy of hepatocellular carcinomaHPB (Oxford) [print-electronic]. 2017 Feb 2/9/2017; PMID: 28190710, PII: S1365-182X(17)30043-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.hpb.2017.01.013, ISSN: 1477-2574.

Koran ME, Stewart S, Baker JC, Lipnik AJ, Banovac F, Omary RA, Brown DB. Five percent dextrose maximizes dose delivery of Yttrium-90 resin microspheres and reduces rates of premature stasis compared to sterile water. Biomed Rep [print-electronic]. 2016 Dec; 5(6): 745-8. PMID: 28105342, PMCID: PMC5228356, PII: BR-0-0-799, DOI: 10.3892/br.2016.799, ISSN: 2049-9434.

Koran ME, Lipnik AJ, Baker JC, Banovac F, Omary RA, Brown DB. Procedural Impact of a Dedicated Interventional Oncology Service Line in a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer CenterJ Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun 6/11/2016; PMID: 27297700, PII: S1546-1440(16)30307-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.04.033, ISSN: 1558-349X.