John D. Baker


John D. Baker, MD

Dr. Baker served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan from 1985 to 2004. He then served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Children’s Hospital of Michigan from 2004 to 2010 and continues as a member of the Board of Trustees. Since 2011, he has been a member of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Board of Trustees, serving as Board Chairman in 2011. He is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Dr. Baker has spoken all over North America, in many foreign countries and has delivered several named lectures. Dr. Baker’s clinical and research interests encompass pediatric cataracts, strabismus and retinopathy of prematurity and include participation in National Institute of Health/ National Eye Institute sponsored research trials. He has authored numerous publications and textbook chapters. Dr. Baker has been named in The Best Doctors in America, the Best Doctors in the Midwest and “Top Docs” in Hour Detroit. He is currently Treasurer of the Children’s Eye Foundation, Past-president of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Association for Research in Strabismus, European Strabismological Association, International Strabismus Association, Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society and Wayne County Medical Society.


university of michigan     wayne state university school of medicine      kresge eye institute ophthalmology      childrens national

Undergraduate School
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Detroit General Hospital and Kresge Eye Institute (Ophthalmology), Detroit, MI

Children’s National Medical Center (Pediatric Ophthalmology), Washington, D.C.