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Talia Baker, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Living Donor Liver Transplant Program

Surgical Director and Program Director, Liver Transplant Program

Talia Baker, MD, is a hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgeon and a nationally renowned expert in living donor liver transplantation. In addition to transplantation, she provides care for a full spectrum of liver issues, including liver tumors and liver cancer. Dr. Baker works closely with physicians in the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide multidisciplinary approaches to personalized care for hepatobiliary malignancies.

Dr. Baker is an active researcher. Her scholarly work focuses on liver transplant topics, such as downstaging complex hepatobiliary tumors to resectability and the ethical implications of using social media for organ donation opportunities. Dr. Baker was an invited participant at the 2016 White House summit to reduce the organ waiting list and facilitate research breakthroughs.

Practice Locations

University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Center for
Advanced Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

Tufts University Medical School, Boston

Internship & Residency

New York Presbyterian Medical Center


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Multi-organ transplant)


American Society of Transplant Surgeons
American Society of Transplantation
Association for Academic Surgery
Central Surgical Society
Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-9046

Office Fax

(773) 702-2126

Office Postal Address

Talia Baker, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Liver transplantation
  • Living donor liver transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary malignancies
  • Bile duct pathology (benign and malignant)
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver tumors (benign and malignant)
  • Laparoscopic approaches to liver tumors

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More About Dr. Baker

According to the National Cancer Institute, primary liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Dr. Baker discusses University of Chicago Medicine’s Liver Tumor Program and how it can help improve survival rates for patients living with liver cancer.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Baker's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.