About Dr. Craig Baker,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Craig Baker and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Georgetown University in 1995. To date, I have performed approximately several thousand cardiac surgeries, of which 1,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Huntington Memorial Hospital, and Los Angeles County Hospital. Read more...
36 Patient Reviews for
"Dr. Baker told me I would get better. I did. He saved my life. I am so grateful for USC."
-- Helen Marshall, heart valve surgery patient
"From the moment of my first consultation and continuing through the whole process of pre- and post-operative surgical intervention for minimally invasive mitral valve repair, I was extremely satisfied with Dr. Craig Baker's exceptional professional knowledge and surgical expertise.
Throughout my hospital stay, he and his whole team provided me with extremely thorough care, taking the time to carefully explain and pay close attention to every daily plan they discussed with me. With sincere gratitude, I heartily endorse Dr. Craig Baker."
-- Maura Rey, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 09/25/2023
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Aortic valve surgery
- Mitral valve repair and replacement
- Minimally invasive and complex valve repair and replacement procedures
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Adult congenital heart disease
- Surgical education
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Craig Baker, heart surgeon, graduated from Georgetown University in 1995.
After medical school, Dr. Baker completed five residency programs at the USC School of Medicine and the USC Department of Surgery. Dr. Baker also completed a Congenital Fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles in 2006.
Dr. Baker is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is also a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
On July 1, 2017, Dr. Baker was appointed to the position of Chief of USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute at USC. Dr. Baker is also the Vice Chair of Surgical Education and the Program Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Department of Surgery, Cardiovascular Thoracic Institute of USC.
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To schedule an appointment with Dr. Baker, you can:
- Call (323) 649-8831 right now
- Request an appointment by clicking here.
The office of Dr. Baker is located at 1520 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Watch Educational Video with Dr. Craig Baker
Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Baker in this video:
Dr. Craig Baker: Heart Valve Patient Success Stories
News & Online References Featuring Dr. Craig Baker
Here is the latest news featuring Dr. Craig Baker:
- Helen & Dudley: Patient Success Stories of Dr. Baker
- Dr. Craig Baker Appointed Chief of Cardiac Surgery at USC
- Surgeon Spotlight: Meet Dr. Craig Baker, Professor of Clinical Surgery
- COVID-19 Innovation: Telemedicine & Heart Surgery
- Expert Surgeon Profile: Craig Baker, MD, at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, California
Page last updated: October 24, 2023