Who We Are
Sidney M. Baker, M.D.
Founder & CVO
“Have we done everything we can for this person?”
The spirit of that question lives in the hopes of this website which embodies the vision of Sidney Baker, to whom that question was posed repeatedly in 1959 in the valley of Katmandu by Dr. Edgar Miller, with whom Sid apprenticed before going to Yale medical school.
After graduation and specialty training in Pediatrics he joined the Faculty as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Computer Science. With his mentor, Shannon Brunjes, MD, Dr. Baker focused on how information technology could empower us to answer Dr. Miller's question. During nearly four decades of medical practice Dr. Baker served as Director of the Gesell Institute of Human Development where he co-authored two of the Gesell books on Child Development, began his interest in autism and friendship with Bernard Rimland, PhD founder of Autism Research Institute (ARI) and The Autism Society of America.
Dr. Baker is the author of Detoxification and Healing, The Circadian Prescription and, with Jon Pangborn, PhD, Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments. In 2000 he founded Medigenesis.com, which is based on the proven capacity of structured clinical data to capture the threads of individuality into a tapestry in which we can see otherwise invisible patterns. Honored for his contribution to the development of integrative medicine, he has practiced and published the principles that underlie effective listening, recording, retrieving and reporting the details that allow us to see and present ourselves as individuals, regain balance and retain the control that favors healing of chronic illness. His hope is that this website will help you answer Dr. Miller's question and the much easier one: "What are the best treatment options for my child?"
As Executive Director, Tain Hsia brings to Autism360 over 15 years of experience in finance and central banking. Prior to joining Autism360, Ms. Hsia held various roles in research, strategy and market analysis at Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Barclays, Nomura Securities International and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ms. Hsia holds a M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in economics from Barnard College.
Three years ago Ms. Hsia met a boy whose struggle with ASD touched her heart. Two years ago her oldest daughter, Gillian, was diagnosed with severe gluten intolerance. The treatments that Dr. Baker and his colleagues recommended for Gillian to manage her chronic condition not only transformed the way Ms. Hsia views medicine but also changed the way she sees the world. Ms. Hsia is honored for the opportunity to help families navigate the overwhelming amount of information in treating ASD.
At Autism360 we:
- Listen, rather than label
- Respect the unique knowledge you have about yourself or your child
- Bring a new, integrated approach to treatment options that empowers the patient
We let the data talk
Autism360 was not created to express anyone's particular views, opinions, or advice. Simply stated, we believe that when a sudden rise in the incidence of a chronic illness such as autism defeats efforts to understand cause, treatment, and prevention, affected individuals may benefit from the collective voice of others.
With that in mind, we wanted to provide a new way of listening to these voices, via an analytical system that uses individual input to produce an itemized, structured, and private record of your or your child’s medical narrative.