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Baker, Earl J.

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Phoenix AZ
Scottsdale AZ

Arizona Medical Board record: Earl J. Baker MD; license number: 2841; licensed date: 10/20/1956; medical school: NEW YORK UNIV SCH OF MED, New York, New York; graduation date: 06/12/1948

September 10-13, 2017 Arizona Republic obituary excerpts: Dr. Earl J. Baker died peacefully in his sleep on September 6, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. His extraordinary spirit and devout Catholic faith carried him to the age of nearly 94 years old. ... Dr. Baker's accomplished career as a physician and heart surgeon began by winning competitive scholarships to Regis High School, Fordham College, and eventually on to one of the most prestigious and selective medical schools, New York University College of Medicine in New York City. After completing an eight year cardiovascular and thoracic surgical residency, Dr. Baker, along with his devoted wife Joan, relocated to the Phoenix area in October of 1956. Soon thereafter, Dr. Baker successfully completed the first open heart surgery in Phoenix at St. Luke's Hospital in 1960 and went on to become Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Maricopa Medical Center, President of the Medical Society of the US and Mexico, and President of the Arizona Medical Association in 1985. These accomplishments were always driven by his deep and abiding spirituality & faith, as well as by his compassion for family, patients, colleagues, and for all those less fortunate or in need. Dr. Baker continued with this enduring philanthropic spirit by becoming the first Medical Director at the St. Vincent De Paul Society Clinic for the working poor in South Phoenix in March of 1994. ... 

Same person[?]:
See History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 10:575

Last updated Sep 27, 2017 by dpiper