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...

27 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Baker

"One of the best mitral valve surgeons around. I consider myself fortunate to have had Dr. Baker as my surgeon. The surgery went much better than I thought it would. The week stay at the hospital was the most difficult part (lack of sleep, interruptions, etc.) Once I got home I was well into the recovery phase. Now six months later I have no problems. Thank you to Dr. Baker and Dr. Grey for providing me with excellent care."

-- David Hutchcraft, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 10/09/2019

"Dr. Craig Baker repaired my dad's mitral valve. After surgery, Dr. Baker came out to talk to my brother and me. He said that he was able to patch my dad's valve so that he didn't need to replace the valve. By patching the valve, there would be less chance of infection.

Dr. Baker and his entire team were great. He is the only heart doctor that I would trust. Dr. Baker and his team saved my dad and there's no one like Dr. Baker and the USC team. Thank you for going above-and-beyond for my dad!!!"

-- Daniel Ayala, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 09/06/2019

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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 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: March 13, 2020