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Dr. John R. Baker Joins Chesapeake Regional as Head Of Neuroscience and Neurovascular Center

CHESAPEAKE – John R. Baker, M.D., Ph.D., recently joined Chesapeake Regional Healthcare (CRH) as a neurointerventional surgeon. Baker is the Chief of the Neuroscience Institute at CRH and will practice at the Chesapeake Regional Neurovascular Center.

Baker received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and neurobiology from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed a residency in neurology as well as fellowships in radiology, endovascular surgical neuroradiology, and vascular and critical care neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Previously, Baker served as Medical Director of the Bon Secours Hampton Roads Neurovascular Center and Neuroscience ICU and co-director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk, Va. Earlier in his career, Baker was the Director of the Neurovascular Center at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Baker specializes in neuroendovascular surgery and vascular and critical neurology. As a neurointerventionalist, his focus is on the treatment of cerebrovascular disease including acute stroke with thrombectomy angioplasty and stenting for carotid and vertebrobasilar revascularization, brain aneurysms, and arteriovenous malformations. 

Already a certified primary stroke center, CRH is beginning to expand its neuroscience program. In addition to adding Baker to the program, CRH will build a dedicated neurovascular suite with plans to have thrombectomy capability soon and advanced procedure capability in 2019.

Baker’s clinical practice is through the Chesapeake Regional Neurovascular Center, 300 Medical Parkway, Suite 212, Chesapeake, VA 23320. For appointments, call 757-312-5292.

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