Leadership Team

Ross A. Baker, Ph.D., MBA,  photo
Ross A. Baker, Ph.D., MBA,
Vice President, Medical Strategy
Ross A. Baker, Ph.D., MBA, joined Vistagen in October 2021, and currently serves as our Vice President, Medical Strategy. Dr. Baker Ross has 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with his most recent role at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co where his primary focus was supporting the clinical development programs for brexpiprazole in the treatment of agitation in Alzheimer’s and invisible war wounds (i.e, PTSD). Dr. Baker also previously held positions at Organon and Bristol-Myers Squibb. He authored over 80 peer reviewed publications and presented more than 200 abstracts and posters at scientific congresses. Dr. Baker received his B.S. degree in Biology/Psychology from Muhlenberg College. He earned his PhD degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and his MBA degree in Finance from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He also worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health and as a research scientist at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.