Dr. Talia Baker M.D.?
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Dr. Talia Baker M.D., Transplant Surgeon

Dr. Talia Baker M.D.

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680 N Lake Shore Dr Suite 1000 Chicago IL, 60611
Rating

4/5

About

Dr. Talia Baker is a general surgeon practicing in Chicago, IL. Dr. Baker specializes in abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and often thyroid glands. General surgeons are able to deal with almost any surgical or critical care emergency, also involving the skin or soft tissue trauma. Dr. Baker provides quality surgical service for gravely ill or injured patients and is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures.

Education and Training

Tufts Univ Sch of Med, Boston Ma 1993

Board Certification

SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS

Provider Details

FemaleEnglish 21 years of experience

Treatments

  • Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant And More

Residency

  • Ny And Presby Hosp, General Surgery  
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital    2001
  • Columbia University Medical Center  
  • Columbia University Medical Center   2001

Fellowships

  • Northwestern University    2003
  • Columbia University    1998

Dr. Talia Baker M.D.'s Practice location

Practice At 680 N Lake Shore Dr Suite 1000

680 N Lake Shore Dr Suite 1000 -
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dr. Talia Baker M.D. has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 6 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Surgeon in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon Dr. Talia Baker, who serves patients in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Baker is a hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgeon & a nationally renowned expert in living donor liver transplantation. In addition to transplantation, she provides care for a full spectrum of liver issues, including liver tumors and liver cancer. In practice since 2003, she works closely with physicians in the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide multidisciplinary approaches to personalized care for hepatobiliary malignancies.

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center is internationally recognized as a leader in cancer care, research, and education. It is affiliated with the University of Chicago, where Dr. Baker serves as an Associate Professor of Surgery within the Department of Surgery.

Among her various roles in the medical field, she is the Surgical Director of the Liver Tumor Program, the Director of the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program, as well as the Surgical Director and Program Director of the Liver Transplant Program. 

A 1993 graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Baker went on to complete her internship and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This was followed by a fellowship at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The doctor is board-certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery, an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.

An active researcher, Dr. Baker’s scholarly work focuses on liver transplant topics such as downstaging complex hepatobiliary tumors to resectability and the ethical implications of using social media for organ donation opportunities. She was an invited participant at the 2016 White House summit to reduce the organ waiting list and facilitate research breakthroughs. She was one of the physicians leaders of the transplant care team that made history in December 2018 after performing two triple-organ transplants within 27 hours, replacing the failing hearts, livers, and kidneys of 29-year-olds Sarah McPharlin and Daru Smith.

In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), she is a member of the American Society of Transplantation, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Central Surgical Society, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Hepatobiliary surgery is surgery that treats the liver, bile duct and pancreas. Liver transplantation or hepatic transplantation is the replacement of a diseased liver with the healthy liver from another person. A hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgeon is an experienced healthcare professional in the aforementioned areas. 

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