Dr. Babak Shadgan
Assistant Professor at The Univ of British Columbia
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Editor | Author | Instructor | Special Event Speaker
Area of Expertise:
Clinical Biophotonics , Optical Diagnostics , Implantable Biosensors , Sports Medicine , Musculoskeletal Medicine , Muscle Biophysics
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Profile Summary

Dr. Babak Shadgan is a medical doctor specialized in Sports Medicine and Clinical Biophotonics. Dr. Shadgan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Orthopaedics, the University of British Columbia with an Associate Faculty appointment at the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering. 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 novel implantable and wearable methods for real-time monitoring of internal organ and tissue hemodynamics, metabolism, and function in health and diseases. 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 Sciences. Dr. Shadgan chairs "Biophotonics in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Health Monitoring Technologies, and Wearables" BIOS Conference and teaches “Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology in Biomedical Engineering” at SPIE.
Publications (24)

SPIE Journal Paper | 25 March 2021
JMI Vol. 8 Issue S1

Proceedings Article | 8 March 2021 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11651, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XXI: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
KEYWORDS: Safety, Injuries, Tissues, Sensors, Hemodynamics, Near infrared spectroscopy, Spinal cord, In vitro testing, Temperature metrology

Proceedings Article | 6 March 2021 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11638, Biophotonics in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Health Monitoring Technologies, and Wearables II

Proceedings Article | 5 March 2021 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11638, Biophotonics in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Health Monitoring Technologies, and Wearables II
KEYWORDS: Injuries, Tissues, Sensors, Oxygen, Hypoxia, Near infrared spectroscopy, Oximeters, Spinal cord, Tissue optics, Oximetry

Proceedings Article | 9 March 2020 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11237, Biophotonics in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Health Monitoring Technologies, and Wearables
KEYWORDS: Infrared sensors, Medicine, Aerospace engineering, Cameras, Sensors, Signal processing, Optical tracking, Microelectronics, Near infrared spectroscopy, Physiology

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Proceedings Volume Editor (2)

Conference Committee Involvement (20)
Biophotonics in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Health Monitoring Technologies, and Wearables III
22 January 2022 | San Francisco, California, United States
Advanced Photonics in Urology
22 January 2022 | San Francisco, California, United States
Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XXII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
22 January 2022 | San Francisco, California, United States
Advanced Photonics in Urology
6 March 2021 | Online Only, California, United States
Biophotonics in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Health Monitoring Technologies, and Wearables II
6 March 2021 | Online Only, 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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