Steve Baker is a Perth-trained Vascular Surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive endovascular treatment of arterial and venous disorders.
His particular areas of interest are
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Carotid Artery Disease and stroke prevention
- Endovenous Laser treatment for varicose veins
He has extensive experience in these areas.
He brings judgement and care to treatment decisions that best suit each patient.
Steve began Private Practice in Perth in 1995. He has Clinical Appointments at the St John of God Hospitals at Murdoch and Subiaco, where he consults and operates, and at Hollywood Private Hospital, where he does laser surgery.
He is a Consultant Surgeon at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, where he was Head of Department from 2002 to 2007, and is a member of the Interhospital Vascular Service, which undertakes Emergency Surgery through the Major Teaching Hospitals in Perth.
Steve was Chairman of the WA State Branch of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2005-2007 and on the State Executive 2001-2007. The College is responsible for Surgical Training and maintenance of Professional Standards.
- MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (Adelaide) 1980
- FRACS – Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 1989
- DDU – Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound 1995
Post Fellowship Training – learning from the best
- St Thomas’ Hospital London 1991, 1992
- Then the premiere UK hospital for venous disorders
- Professor Norman Browse was Head of Department and President of the Royal College of Surgeons
- Appointment: Research Fellow and Senior Registrar
- Vascular Fellowship Australia 1993, 1994
- Royal Perth Hospital 1993
- Appointment: Senior Registrar in Vascular Surgery
- Endoluminal treatment of aneurysms was introduced at that time. Perth Vascular surgeons were at the forefront, with Mike Lawrence-Brown and David Hartley developing the most successful early graft device.
- Royal Adelaide Hospital 1994, Senior Registrar in Vascular Surgery
- Tutelage in stenting and angioplasty for peripheral arterial disease from Mr John Anderson, recognised nationally as the outstanding technical Endovascular Surgeon of his time.
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
- Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery (ANZSVS)
- Australian and New Zealand Society of Phlebology
- Australian Medical Association (AMA)