About Dr. Craig Baker, Heart Surgeon
Greeting! I'm Dr. Craig Baker, a cardiac surgeon who graduated from Georgetown University in 1995. Throughout my career, I have performed numerous cardiac surgeries, with a particular focus on heart valve procedures, totaling around 1,000 cases. My surgical expertise is honed by operating at renowned hospitals such as USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Huntington Memorial Hospital, and Los Angeles County Hospital.
Efficiency and precision are my primary strengths when it comes to conducting surgeries. Thanks to my training in both adult and pediatric heart surgery, I can offer a comprehensive range of treatment options. Working in an academic setting enables me to stay at the forefront of medical advancements and provide cutting-edge care to my patients.
I genuinely care about my patients and understand the impact and stress that heart-related health issues can have on their lives. I am highly skilled in interpreting diagnostic studies and providing life-saving therapies that immediately enhance their quality of life. One of the most fulfilling aspects of being a cardiac surgeon is witnessing patients return after a few weeks, filled with renewed enthusiasm and energy.
- 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