Dr. Christopher Baker 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 metal in their bodies, or severe claustrophobia. He’s board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
As an expert in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine, Dr. Baker continues to drive research and innovation in shoulder and knee 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 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). And he’s an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida’s Department of Orthopaedics.
Dr. Baker’s personal interests include playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two young children.