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Paul Baker, MD

Orthopedic Trauma

Dr.Baker joined Athens Orthopedic Clinic’s Trauma Specialist Team in 2017. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in Augusta, GA.  Dr. Baker completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.  After his residency, he went to St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri to complete his fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatology.

Dr. Baker and his wife, Janna, who is a Physician Assistant, live in Athens. His hobbies include golf, weightlifting, crossfit, hiking, running – including completion of 2009 Georgia ING Marathon and  2008 ING Half-Marathon, and mountain climbing – including multiple summits of peaks above 14,000 feet.

Professional Qualifications (CLICK TO EXPAND)

UNDERGRADUATE

University of Georgia
Athens, GA
2006

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Augusta, GA
2011

RESIDENCY

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Augusta, GA
Orthopedic Surgery
2016

FELLOWSHIP

Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO
Orthopedic Trauma
2017

RESEARCH / PUBLICATIONS

Baker MP, Crosby LA. Reverse shoulder for proximal humerus fractures. International Congress for Joint Reconstruction. Web. Sept. 22, 2014. icjr.net

Baker MP, Crosby LA. Cuff tear arthropathy is best treated with a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Seminars in Arthroplasty. March 2014 25(1)7-12.

Baker MP, Melton W, Crosby LA. Early and late complications of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. E-poster presentation at American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting (10/9/14)

Undergraduate Research Experience, UGA Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Investigated characteristics of CYP450 enzymes used in bioconversion of digitoxin
and digoxin in Foxglove sp. 2005-2006

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Acute traumatic injuries, post-traumatic deformity and nonunion, pelvis/acetabular fractures, complex peri-articular fractures, hip and shoulder arthroplasty, circular frame/Ilizarov fixation

BOARD CERTIFICATION

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center
St. Mary’s Hospital

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