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John A. Baker, M.D.

Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

About Dr. Baker

Dr. John Baker is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopy and sports medicine at Carrell Clinic. 

Valedictorian of his class and Cum Laude Graduate at the University of Missouri Medical School, John A. Baker, MD joined the Carrell Clinic in 1986. Dr. Baker was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a graduate of Purdue University, where he received an athletic scholarship and swam competitively on a national level. Like many of the Carrell Clinic physicians, a love of sports led him to seek a career in orthopaedic surgery. Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society during medical school, he completed a general surgery internship at Parkland Hospital and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas. He was then awarded a fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine at Hughston Orthopedic Sports Medicine Clinic in Columbus, Georgia.

Board Certified, Dr. Baker is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. In addition to general orthopaedics, Dr. Baker’s special interests include sports injuries, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder and knee disorders. He served 10 years as Assistant Team Orthopedic Surgeon to the Dallas Cowboys Football Club. Dr. Baker continues to be and has been the Head Orthopedic Team Physician for the Southern Methodist University Athletic Department for 30 years. He has a strong interest in the prevention of sports injuries including concussions.

Dr. Baker Specializes In:

Arthroscopic Surgery
Knee & Shoulder Disorders
Sports Injuries

Physician Coordinators

Linda Hill
Phone: (214) 720-9330
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Alexa Pryor
Phone: (214) 397-1568
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Physician Assistant

Karen Payette, O.P.A.-C.


New Office Hours

Tuesday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

*For any emergencies outside of these times, please call (214) 220-2468.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certified

Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO

General Surgery Internship

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Hughston Clinic, Columbus, GA

Certification and Affiliations


  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Medical Association
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Hughston Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association

Hospital Affiliations

  • North Central Surgical Center
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center

Sports Affiliation

  • Southern Methodist University Athletic Department, Head Orthopedic Team Physician for 30 years