Paul Baker, MD

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.


University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Augusta, GA


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


Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO
Orthopedic Trauma

Research / Publications

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

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


Dr. Baker and his wife, Janna, who is a Physician Assistant, live in Athens.


Running – including completion of 2009 Georgia ING Marathon and  2008 ING Half-Marathon
Mountain Climbing – including multiple summits of peaks above 14,000 feet

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

Athens Orthopedic Clinic

1765 Old West Broad St. Bldg. 2, Ste. 200,
Athens, Georgia 30606

view more locations