About

Dr. Stephen B. Baker is a board certified plastic surgeon who practices all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and is a nationally recognized expert in plastic surgery of the face. Dr. Baker has both dental and medical degrees and has completed eleven years of plastic surgery training at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. This expertise is applied to all of his patients in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Baker’s philosophy and approach to aesthetic surgery has been featured in magazines and newspapers such as Elle, Allure, The London Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and many others. He has also appeared on local and national news programs including ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, NBC National Nightly News, and The Learning Channel. Dr. Baker has been recognized as one of Castle and Connolly’s Top Plastic surgeons since 2005, and he has been ranked in the top 1% of plastic surgeons nationally by U.S. News and World Report. He has been named in Washingtonian’s Top Docs, Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best Doctors 2009, Virginia Living’s Top Doctors, America’s Top Doctors, America’s Best Doctors, and one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons.

The Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Plastic Surgery is one of the premiere plastic surgery practices in the United States, and keeps Dr. Baker at the forefront of the latest advances in plastic surgery. Dr. Baker actively engages in IRB approved research and clinical trials to improve the clinical care he brings to his patients. He has won awards for the quality of his contributions to the specialty and has several patents for plastic surgery inventions. He has edited textbooks, written numerous chapters and articles, taught courses at the specialty’s national meeting, served as a ASMS Visiting Professor, and presented at national and international surgical conferences. However, the most important part of his practice is his patients. Dr. Baker aspires to treat every patient as he would want himself or his family to be treated while achieving the best result for his patients.

Conditions Treated

  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Nasal Deformities
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Jaw Deformities
  • Chin Surgery
  • Facial Asymmetry
  • Skin Cancer
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Facial Trauma
  • Mohs Defects
  • Scars

Procedures Performed

  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
  • Facelift
  • Chin Surgery (Chin Implant)
  • Facial Implants (Cheek Implant and Jaw Implant)
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Facial Asymmetry
  • Cranioplasty
  • Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Mohs Reconstruction
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Breast Reduction
  • Liposuction

 

Credentials

Board Certification
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Education
  • Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals
  • Dental School: University of California at Los Angeles Medical Ct
  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals
  • Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals
  • Fellowship Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals

Videos

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Ask Dr. Stephen Baker
Maxillofacial Surgery: Changing Faces, Changing Lives- Kadiatu's Story

Insurance

  • CAREFIRST - Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, INC. (PHCS) - Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - OneNet PPO, Inc.
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Choice Fund PPO
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
  • AETNA - Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • MEDSTAR MEDICARE CHOICE - MedStar Medicare Choice
  • AETNA - Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA Indemnity
  • AETNA - Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
  • CAREFIRST - HealthyBlue PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Student Resources
  • AETNA - Open POS II
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - POS OA & OA Plus
  • AETNA - Open EPO Plus
  • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE - MedStar Family Choice-DC Healthy Families
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • AETNA - Aetna USAccess (POS)
  • AETNA - Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: PPO
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
  • TRICARE - Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
  • AETNA - Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: POS Plus
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
  • TRICARE - Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA (HMO)
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - First Health PPO
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA POS/Network POS
  • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE - MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
  • TRICARE - Tricare Prime
  • TRICARE - Tricare Standard
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Indemnity
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
  • MEDSTAR SELECT - MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
  • AETNA - Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
  • FIRST HEALTH (NOW COVENTRY) - FIRST HEALTH
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP