My approach to practicing orthopedic medicine and surgery is to get to know you, my patient. I want to ask questions about your symptoms, and give you a careful and complete examination. Then I can determine what simple or sophisticated diagnostic tests may be necessary and best be able to explain and help you understand your diagnosis.
I firmly believe that decisions regarding both non-operative and operative treatments should be made by an informed patient with a physician who wants to give his patient the full opportunity to understand the diagnosis and the best alternatives. Then, together, we can choose the option with which the patient is most comfortable and will ultimately be the most successful.
I have had many years of orthopedic medical experience in the Orange County area - teaching Orthopaedic Residents at UCI's Medical School, as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center, as Chief of Staff and of Orthopedic Surgery at several hospitals, and as Associate Adjunct Professor of Surgery at UCI, always while maintaining a diverse private orthopedic practice. I am committed to continuing medical education in my specialties and take great pride in my reputation of top diagnostic and surgical skills. .
I truly look forward to meeting you.....and to helping make you better.
Bob Baird, M.D.
Board Certification:American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1978
California State Medical License: 1972
Education: Bachelor of ArtsBrandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts Anthropology 1967
Medical Degree: State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York Magna Cum Laude 1971
Surgical Internship: University of California, San Diego, California 1971-1972
General Surgery Residency University of California, San Diego, California 1972-1973
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of California, San Diego, California 1973-1977
Current and Past Hospital Positions and Academic Affiliations: Hospital Chairman, Orthopaedic Surgery, Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center | Irvine, CA
Chief of Staff, Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center | Irvine, CA Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center | Long Beach, CA
Hoag Hospital | Newport Beach, CA
Hoag Hospital-Irvine | Irvine, CA
Hoag Orthopaedic Institute | Irvine, CA
Surgical CenterLaguna Hills Surgery Center | Laguna Woods, CA
Specialty Surgery Center of Irvine | Irvine, CA
AcademicActing Chairman, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Irvine | Irvine, CA
Associate Adjunct Professor, University of California, Irvine | Irvine, CA
Reviewer, Medical Board of California
Current and Past Society Memberships: State Society Memberships
State Medical Society
California Medical Association
Western Orthopaedic Association
Specialty Society Memberships
American Spinal Injury Association
Additional Society Memberships:
Orthopaedic Research Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Orange County Medical Association
Association of Orthopaedic ChairmenAchievements and HonorsAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Orange County Medical Association (2005) - "Physician of Excellence"; 2014 Long-Time Leadership Honoree, Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County;
Current and Past Community Activities & Interests:
Member, Board of Directors, Orange County Museum of Art; Advisory Board & Board of Directors, Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County; Encore, Support Group for the Orange County (High) School of the Arts (OCSA); Member, Solomon Society - Orange County;Ecuadorian Orthopedic Mission Collected previously used, but re-useable Orthopedic Implants from California orthopedists, distributed them to Quito and Cuenca orthopedists
and.... playing the Bass Guitar!