Stephen Baker, MD
Dr. Stephen Baker was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He spent his early childhood years in the Midwest. When he was still fairly young, he moved to Long Beach, California. Dr. Baker´s dream of becoming a doctor sparked in junior high. He graduated in 1984 from the University of California, Irvine, with a BS in Biological Sciences. In 1988, he completed medical school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Baker then returned to Long Beach, California to complete his Pediatric internship. He spent the following year doing a Pathology residency, from which he gained a wealth of knowledge in laboratory medicine. Dr. Baker completed his Pediatric residency in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1992.
Dr. Stephen Baker joined the Air Force as a pediatrician. The Air Force took him many places, including Texas, Germany, and Alaska. While stationed at Elmendorf AFB, he and his family fell in love with Alaska. Consequently, he decided to leave the Air Force to work for the Children´s Clinic, where he practiced for over ten years. While working full-time as a civilian Pediatrician, Dr. Baker continued to serve our country through the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserves. In the fall of 2007, Dr. Baker was selected to build the first F-22 reserve medical unit from the ground up. By the second year, the unit was awarded the Team Aerospace Medicine Award best in the USAFR. Dr. Baker has also been awarded the Physician of the Year in the Air Force Reserves. After 23 faithful years of military service, Dr. Baker retired from the United States Air Force Reserves, in August of 2013.
Dr. Baker met his eventual wife, Alicia, while at George Washington University. Now, after over 30 incredible years of marriage, they have been blessed with six children; four biological and two adopted. Dr. Baker also proudly wears the title of "Grandpa" to his five grandchildren.