About Champ Baker

Champ L. Baker, III MD, earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta before going on to complete his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Prior to joining the Hughston Clinic, Dr. Baker completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and worked on the medical staff of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, and Depaul University. Dr. Baker was granted the Certificate of added Qualification in Sports Medicine in 2012 by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and re-certified in 2019.  He is currently the head team physician for the Central High School Red Devils in Phenix City, AL, Pacelli High School Vikings in Columbus, GA, and the head team physician for the Columbus State University Cougars.

Dr. Baker is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His specialties include arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine with a special interest in cartilage restoration.

Dr. Baker’s Specialties Include:

  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopic Surgery