Dr. Baker is a board certified plastic surgeon who practices all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and is a nationally recognized expert in plastic surgery of the face. Dr. Baker has both dental and medical degrees and has completed eleven years of plastic surgery training at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. This expertise is applied to all of his patients in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Baker’s philosophy and approach to aesthetic surgery has been featured in magazines and newspapers such as Elle, Allure, The London Times, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and many others. He has also appeared on local and national news programs including ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, NBC National Nightly News, and The Learning Channel. Dr. Baker has been recognized as one of Castle and Connolly’s Top Plastic surgeons since 2010, and he has been ranked in the top 1% of plastic surgeons nationally by U.S. News and World Report. He has been named in Washingtonian’s Top Docs, Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best Doctors 2009, Virginia Living’s Top Doctors, America’s Top Doctors, America’s Best Doctors, and one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Baker’s specialized training in aesthetic surgery extends beyond traditional plastic surgery. His expertise includes eyelid, brow, facelift, nasal, chin, and jaw surgery as well as soft tissue filler injections. In fact, he serves as a consultant for Allergan’s (Botox, Juvederm, Latisse) noninvasive facial aesthetics division. His experience and training give him unique expertise to assess the optimal way to obtain an ideal aesthetic result. Whether it is by adding soft tissue fillers, surgical soft tissue rejuvenation, adding facial implants, or by altering the facial skeleton into a more favorable position, few surgeons have the experience and ability to approach aesthetic problems with all of these options. Not every option is ideal or appropriate for every patient; therefore, Dr. Baker will discuss individual approaches that best match each patient’s goals with the desired result and recovery. Not everyone has downtime available in order to recover from a surgical procedure. Dr. Baker will discuss less invasive methods to achieve desirable results with a more rapid recovery. Dr. Baker also specializes in body contouring which includes procedures such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, and surgery after massive weight loss.
Dr. Baker’s reconstructive practice focuses on melanoma and skin cancer reconstruction and facial reconstructive surgery in adults and children. These cases include children born with cleft lip and palate or other craniofacial anomalies. He also specializes in facial trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction as well as abnormal disease processes in the facial region. His training and experience give him expertise in the dental, maxillofacial, and plastic surgical principles, which he incorporates into each of these patient’s treatment plans. This expertise also allows him to provide the continuum of care from birth through adolescence maintaining the relationship that is developed with the patient and his or her family.
The Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Plastic Surgery is one of the premiere plastic surgery practices in the United States, and keeps Dr. Baker at the forefront of the latest advances in plastic surgery. Dr. Baker actively engages in IRB approved research and clinical trials to improve the clinical care he brings to his patients. He has won awards for the quality of his contributions to the specialty and has several patents for plastic surgery inventions. He has edited textbooks, written numerous chapters and articles, taught courses at the specialty’s national meeting, served as a ASMS Visiting Professor, and presented at national and international surgical conferences. However, the most important part of his practice is his patients. Dr. Baker aspires to treat every patient as he would want himself or his family to be treated while achieving the best result for his patient.