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

Patient Review of Dr. Craig Baker

"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

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

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.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Craig Baker, MD

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

Page last updated: October 24, 2023