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Christopher E. Baker, M.D.

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Whether my patients undergo surgery or a conservative treatment, the most rewarding aspect of my job is seeing the joy in their faces after a successful outcome.

Dr. Baker is board certified in orthopedics by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction. With a focus on patient education, Dr. Baker works with patients to ensure they fully understand their orthopedic options and outcomes. Dr. Baker’s additional training in ultrasound imaging allows him to care for patients who have MRI contraindications due to pacemakers, foreign metals in their bodies, or severe claustrophobia.

As an expert in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine, Dr. Baker continues to drive research and innovation in shoulder and knee replacement surgery. He has traveled nationally and internationally lecturing and educating physicians all over the world in new surgical techniques. Dr. Baker is also a lead investigator in multiple research studies and is published in peer reviewed journals.

As an advocate for sports medicine and injury prevention, he currently serves as the orthopedic and sports medicine team physician for multiple high schools in Pasco and Hillsborough County. He has also cared for the Tampa Bay Storm and has worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Colorado Rockies.

Dr. Baker is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Dr. Baker’s personal interests include exercise, travel, and spending time with his wife and two children.

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  • Emily Burroughs, PA-C


  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction, Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Medical Degree, Cum Laude, University of Florida

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