Stephen Baker, M.D.
Dr. Stephen Baker is a general orthopaedic surgeon sub-specializing in disorders of the hip and knee. For the past twenty years, much of Dr. Baker’s practice has focused on the surgical treatments of arthritis. He received his training at the Mayo Clinic in association with many of the leaders and innovators in joint replacement surgery.
As a surgeon, Dr.Baker embraces and employs minimally invasive techniques for total joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery. These innovative methods for limited surgical exposure have been shown to reduce recovery time and facilitate rehabilitation. In addition to his expertise in joint replacement work, Dr.Baker also has extensive experience in meniscus surgery and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. He has authored numerous articles including ones published in the journal of The Hip Society of the American Journal Arthroscopy.
In 1980, Dr. Baker joined the staff of Wheaton Orthopaedics and in 1986 was instrumental in developing the SportsMed Center for Fitness, one of the first medically-integrated fitness centers in the United States. He has provided on-the-field medical care for several local high school football teams and served as the team physician for Wheaton College for ten years. Dr. Baker has been board certified since 1981 and is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Dr. Baker has served on the Board of Directors of Doctors on Call for Service an organization that links U.S. volunteer physicians with African national physicians to share medical techniques and experience for the improvement of African health care. He has done clinical and operative orthopaedic teaching in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa.
- Surgical internship
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL
- Orthopaedic Surgical Residency
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, since 1981