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 Keck Hospital of USC, Huntington Memorial Hospital, and Los Angeles County Hospital. Read more...

24 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Baker

"From my first office visit, right through my release from hospital, after surgery, Dr Baker was always patient, listened, and had answers to all my questions. The way his office is run, told me a lot about the Dr., and gave me great confidence. It is a true team! Every call I made to the office, for any question, was handled. It felt like everyone in the office knew my name, and my case. I am one month post-op, and doing very well. I am more than happy, that I was sent to Dr. Baker! A good man, with great skills. Thank-You Dr. Baker!"

-- Robert Adler, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 08/08/2019

"I could not have been in better hands. Dr. Baker is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon and along with his team of doctors gave me the best of care. They always answered my questions, and made me feel at ease and addressed my concerns as I started the healing process. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Baker and the Keck USC Medical Center.

The nursing staff is second to none and helped me through the recovery process and helped me gain my independence so I was confident going forward upon my discharge. "

-- Bonnie Diener, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 08/01/2019

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery

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 the Division of Cardiac Surgery 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 (866) 306-9021 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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Page last updated: September 9, 2019