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Craig Baker, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Craig Baker is a recognized thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Los Angeles, California. He received his medical diploma from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1995. Dr. Baker completed his medical education with a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in thoracic surgery, both of them at the University of Southern California – LAC+USC Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board in thoracic and cardiac surgery. His subspecialty is general surgery. This doctor works in several hospitals in the area, including: Keck Medical Center of USC, Methodist Hospital of Southern California, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Huntington Memorial Hospital. He was awarded the honors ACS Fellow and Super Doc. He has published 6 articles in collaboration with other doctors. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons.

  • Education & Training


    Georgetown University

    Medical School


    University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center



    University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Keck Hospital of USC - Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (323) 442-8500

    1500 San Pablo St

    Los Angeles, California 90033

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Craig Baker has contributed to 3 publications.

    Gamification in thoracic surgical education: Using competition to fuel performance.

    Mokadam, N. A.,Lee, R.,Vaporciyan, A. A.,Walker, J. D.,Cerfolio, R. J.,Hermsen, J. L.,Baker, C. J.,Mark, R.,Aloia, L.,Enter, D. H.,Carpenter, A. J.,Moon, M. R.,Verrier...; J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.. 2015 Sep 01.

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    A comparison of aortic valve replacement via an anterior right minithoracotomy with standard sternotomy: a propensity score analysis of 492 patients†

    Bowdish, M. E.,Hui, D. S.,Cleveland, J. D.,Mack, W. J.,Sinha, R.,Ranjan, R.,Cohen, R. G.,Baker, C. J.,Cunningham, M. J.,Barr, M. L.,Starnes, V. A.; Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Mar 10.

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    A framework for professionalism in surgery: what is important to medical students?

    Sullivan, M. E.,Trial, J.,Baker, C.,Inaba, K.,Etcheverry, J.,Nally, M.,Crookes, P.; Am. J. Surg.. 2013 Nov 19.

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