I would like to provide the highest-standard, multi-disciplinary approach of treating patients with neurologic problems using all the clinical resources available at our hospital. My goal is to provide compassionate yet comprehensive neurosurgical care for my patients. We have state of the art equipment and the best trained medical personnel in the region with latest evidence based clinical pathways for one dedicated goal of creating the best patient experience that goes concurrently with the best patient outcome in the region for the services we provide.
Dr. Baker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Neurosurgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
Spinal Sensory Disorders
Dr. Baker does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Baker's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
Arthritis of the Spine
Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
Basilar Skull Invagination
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Cancer Metastases to the Musculoskeletal System
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Cavernous Fistula
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cavernous Malformation Brain
Cavernous Malformation of Spine
Cavernous Venous Malformation
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Disc Degeneration
Cervical Herniated Disc
Cervical Spine Disorders
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari Malformation Type 2
Chiari Malformation, Adult
Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
Chronic Back Pain
Chronic Neck Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Congenital Spine Disorders
Cranial Nerve Lesions
Cranial Nerve Palsy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
Degenerative Spine Disorders
Difficulty With Walking
Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
Extracranial Germ Cell Tumors
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Giant Cell Tumor
Head and Neck Conditions
Head and Neck Pain
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intracranial Germ Cell Tumor
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
Metastatic Tumors (Nerves)
Middle Back Pain
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neurofibromatosis, Type 1
Neurofibromatosis, Type 2
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Occult Spinal Dysraphism
Optic Nerve Tumor
Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Wright State Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School | Graduated 2007
University Of Louisville/ Department Of Neurosurgery
Residency Hospital | Completed
Johns Hopkins University/ Department Of Neurosurgery
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Baker has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Baker has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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Dr. Baker Says:
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