Babak Shadgan

Dr. Babak Shadgan is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a principal investigator at the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), where he is directing the Clinical Biophotonics Laboratory. He is a medical doctor specialized in Sports Medicine, graduated from Queen Mary College of the University of London, with a PhD in Experimental Medicine from UBC. He also completed a fellowship on NIRS-Diffused Optical Tomography at Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging of Harvard University.

Babak’s post-doctoral fellowship at UBC was focused on remote optical monitoring of muscle dysfunction in people with spinal cord injury. With more than two decades of medical practice and research, he 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 acute spinal cord injuries. As an Olympic sports physician, Babak is also actively working on injury prevention and novel biosensing developments and applications.

Babak was awarded an MSFHR Graduate Trainee award in 2007, an MSFHR Post-doctoral Fellowship in 2011 (Research Trainee award), and an MSFHR Scholar award in 2018. He considers himself as an MSFHR trained researcher!

For an up-to-date list of Babak’s awards and publications, please see the ICORD website.