Family Medicine & Team Physician – NMSU Athletics
Dr. Baker is a second generation, native Las Cruces, New Mexico, board certified physician. He is chairman of the SW Foundation for Osteopathic Education & Research. Since 1980, he has operated a prominent family medicine practice and is a respected medical leader within the state of New Mexico. He has served as the Chief of the Medical Staff for both MountainView Regional Medical Center and Memorial Medical Center and currently serves on the Board of Directors for MountainView. He is a past board member of the New Mexico Medical Review Board and past president of the New Mexico Osteopathic Medical Association. In addition, Baker is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the New Mexico Osteopathic Association, the American College of Family Physicians, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. For over three decades, Baker has served as the lead team physician for NMSU Athletics. For his service, Baker was recently inducted into NMSU’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Dr. Baker attended the University of New Mexico, earning a bachelor’s degree in biology. He received a master’s degree in microbiology from NMSU and obtained is DO degree from the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine.