Dr. Jeffrey Baker is a partner physician and associate fellowship director at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute. Originally from Albany, NY, Dr. Baker moved to Chicago in 2003. He is a 1992 graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, with a degree in Athletic Training and Cardiovascular Health and Exercise. While there, he also played 4 years of varsity soccer.
In 2000, Dr. Baker graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed a three-year reconstructive foot and ankle surgery residency at St. Mary Hospital in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 2003 and a one-year fellowship in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute in Des Plaines, Illinois, in 2004.
Dr. Baker has been in private practice at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute since 2003. His special areas of interest are sports medicine and foot and ankle trauma with particular expertise in treating running and soccer-related injuries of the foot and ankle. He is the podiatry co-coordinator for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle.
Prior to becoming a podiatric physician, Dr. Baker spent four years as the athletic trainer at Westwood High School in Westwood, Massachusetts. While working as an athletic trainer, Dr. Baker treated a large number of foot and ankle athletic injuries and subsequently decided to pursue a career in podiatry.
Dr. Baker and his wife, Jessica, enjoy traveling and exploring new restaurants in their spare time. Dr. Baker continues to play competitive soccer for Green White Soccer Club in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, for the Over 40 team and is the general manager of the club.
“Podiatry is a daily passion of mine. The profession provides the ability to encounter and treat many different types of injuries and conditions of the foot and ankle through medical and surgical modalities. This dichotomy is the reason I love podiatry.”