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Offering the latest and most effective treatments for acute stroke and cerebrovascular disease.


  • Neuroendovascular Surgery
  • Thrombectomy Angioplasty
  • Vascular and Critical Care Neurology
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Stenting
  • Arteriovenous Malformations

Patient Care Team

Dr. John Baker

Dr. Baker is Chief of the Neuroscience Institute at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He specializes in neuroendovascular surgery and vascular and critical care neurology. As a neurointerventionalist, his focus is on the treatment of cerebrovascular disease. 

Dr. 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.

Before joining Chesapeake Regional Medical Group, Dr. Baker served as Medical Director of the Bon Secours Hampton Roads Neurovascular Center and Neuroscience ICU.

Nichole Rice, MPA, PA-C

A board-certified physician assistant, Ms. Rice earned her Master of Physician Assistant degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Va. While attending EVMS, she was named a Health Professions Scholar and awarded the Pan Student Council Leadership award. 

Before joining the Neurovascular Center, Ms. Rice practiced with Neurological Associates of Hampton Roads and prior to that practiced emergency medicine for nearly 10 years where she provided care for a number
of critically ill patients with neurological conditions. She is a proud veteran of the United States Navy and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Ms. Rice belongs to the Chesapeake Medical Society and is a member of the Clinical Advisory Committee at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare.

Chesapeake Regional Neurointerventional Suite

Learn more about our neurointerventional suite in the video.


Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

736 Battlefield Blvd North

Chesapeake, VA 23320