Dr. Babak Shadgan
Assistant Professor at International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries
SPIE Involvement:
Scholarship Committee | Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Author | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
Clinical Biophotonics , Optical Diagnostics , Near Infrared Spectroscopy , Sports Medicine , Exercise Science , Muscle Biophysics
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Profile Summary

Dr. Babak Shadgan is a medical doctor specialized in Sports Medicine and Clinical Biophotonics. He received his MD degree in 1994, an MSc in sports medicine from the University of London in 2001 and a PhD in clinical biophotonics from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2011. He also completed a fellowship on NIRS-Diffused Optical Tomography at Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging of MIT/Harvard University. His postdoctoral fellowship at ICORD (the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries) was focused on remote optical monitoring of bladder dysfunction in people with spinal cord injury. With more than two decades of medical practice and research Babak has developed a specific knowledge in clinical biophotonics with a unique bedside-to-bench approach. His current research focuses on advancing a novel optical method for real-time monitoring of spinal cord hemodynamics, metabolism, and function in people with spinal cord injuries. As an Olympic sports physician and medical director, Babak is actively working on sports and exercise applications of Biophotonics. He is currently involved in developing optical diagnostics and monitoring interventions in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. Dr. Shadgan teaches “Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology in Biomedical Engineering” at SPIE.
Publications (18)

Proceedings Article | 14 February 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11247, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XX: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
KEYWORDS: Injuries, Tissues, Surgery, Sensors, Oxygen, Hypoxia, Hemodynamics, Near infrared spectroscopy, Spinal cord, Tissue optics

Proceedings Article | 13 March 2019
Proc. SPIE. 10885, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XIX: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
KEYWORDS: Optical sensors, Injuries, Tissues, Sensors, Spectroscopy, Hemodynamics, Near infrared spectroscopy, Spinal cord, Tissue optics, Animal model studies

Proceedings Article | 20 February 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10501, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVIII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
KEYWORDS: Infrared sensors, Optical properties, Tissues, Sensors, Near infrared spectroscopy, In vivo imaging, Spinal cord, Tissue optics, Adhesives, In vitro testing

Proceedings Article | 20 February 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10501, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVIII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
KEYWORDS: Injuries, Tissues, Sensors, Oxygen, Hypoxia, Chromophores, Near infrared spectroscopy, Spinal cord, Tissue optics, Animal model studies

Proceedings Article | 21 February 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10038, Therapeutics and Diagnostics in Urology: Lasers, Robotics, Minimally Invasive, and Advanced Biomedical Devices
KEYWORDS: Biomedical optics, Ischemia, Tissues, Sensors, Oxygen, Hypoxia, Hemodynamics, Near infrared spectroscopy, Tissue optics, Testis

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Conference Committee Involvement (14)
Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XX: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
3 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
Therapeutics and Diagnostics in Urology 2020
1 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
Biophotonics in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Health Monitoring Technologies, and Wearables
1 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XIX: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
4 February 2019 | San Francisco, California, United States
Therapeutics and Diagnostics in Urology 2019
2 February 2019 | San Francisco, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC1205: Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology in Optical Diagnostics
This course is a critical and fundamental introduction to main pathophysiologic processes across the human body, emphasizing on optics and photonics engineering approaches for innovative design and development of novel methods and devices to screen, detect, diagnose and monitor clinical conditions. The majority of human diseases are rooted in one of the few main pathological processes such as inflammation, infection, atrophy, hypertrophy, hyperplasia, ischemia and hypoxia. Understanding the basics, natures, mechanisms, specifications and effects of these main pathologic processes on human body structure and function helps biophotonics engineers and researchers to better comprehend contemporary methods of detection and management of these conditions. This knowledge enables them to theorize, innovate and design new optical techniques and devices for diagnosis and monitoring of pathologic conditions in different organ systems. Such an approach will also enable engineers to extrapolate standard diagnostic techniques from one to other organs for various disorders that are similar in pathology. This should be considered as a critical and necessary skill in modern biomedical engineering. This course aims to provide this essential intuition.
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