Dr. Carl W. Baker is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed an internship in 1994 at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and served as Chief Resident in Ophthalmology at MUSC. He received a Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship and served as an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky in 2000. He was the recipient of the William. W. Vallotton Award for Academic Excellence in Residency.
Dr. Baker is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Baker is a principal investigator for Gennetech, Inc. dedicated to clinical research studies of diabetic retinopathy. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network.
Dr. Baker and his wife, Jil, have three children. Dr. Baker is a Troop 1 Scoutmaster, pilot, and member of the Barkley Regional Airport Board. He enjoys tennis and golf.