- Bachelor of Science, Nursing - Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
- Master of Science, Nursing - University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Critical Care Registered Nurse - American Association of Critical Care Nurses
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support - American Heart Association
- Basic Life Support - American Heart Association
“Working at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has allowed me to combine my passions and interests,” says Benjamin Baker, Nurse Practitioner in Surgical Oncology at CTCA® Atlanta. “I enjoy caring for patients, practicing medicine and working on a multidisciplinary team of doctors and clinicians.”
Baker joined CTCA in June 2016. His goal is to provide high-quality, coordinated care to all his patients. Baker works in the inpatient surgical department caring for patients undergoing surgical procedures. In that role, he provides post-operative care for patients with all cancer types, including colon, pancreatic, liver, lung, ovarian, endometrial, breast, prostate, bladder, kidney and other cancers. Baker strives to help patients reduce pain and recover faster after surgery.
Baker completed a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. He then earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduation, he received a nurse practitioner certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He is a member of several organizations, including the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Baker’s career in health care began in 1999 as an Air Force combat medic. He also has worked as a critical care nurse in several hospital departments, including surgical, trauma, medical and cardiac ICUs. During Baker’s career, he also has worked as a charge nurse in the ICU and for the Atlanta VA Medical Center. His passion and experience eventually led him to CTCA.
Baker enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He loves to travel, exercise and cook on the grill.
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