Clifford Baker, MD, is an ACGME board-certified interventional spine and pain management specialist at NovaSpine Pain Institute in Sun City West, Arizona. While skilled in all aspects of pain management, Dr. Baker has a passion for the latest advances in interventional spine treatments, including radiofrequency ablation, kyphoplasty, and spinal cord stimulators.
In addition to his work at NovaSpine Pain Institute, Dr. Baker continues to provide health services to underserved communities through his work with the Commitment to Underserved People Program (CUP). He also spends his time and uses his expertise in pain management to support those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease through the Alzheimer’s Association of Tucson.
Dr. Baker completed his undergraduate studies in microbiology at the University of Arizona in Tucson and was awarded a NASA space grant to study the effects of microgravity on the immune system. He later earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona and went to Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California, to finish his internship and residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. While there, Dr. Baker received the Internal Medicine Resident of the Year award for his work ethic and commitment to compassionate care and served as chief resident. He also completed an interventional spine and pain management fellowship and extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders and other chronic pain conditions.
Dr. Baker is an active member of the International Spine Intervention Society, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Using the latest advancements in pain management and interventional spine therapies, Dr. Baker is dedicated to helping NovaSpine Pain Institute patients thrive. He is committed to and enjoys finding solutions to long-term pain through customized treatment plans.