Ray Baker, MD
Relievant Medsystems, Inc., Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Baker currently serves as Chief Medical Officer at Relievant Medsystems, Inc. Prior to joining Relievant, Dr. Baker was VP and Executive Medical Director of EvergreenHealth Medical Group, EvergreenHealth, Kirkland, Washington. During his 15 years at EvergreenHealth, Dr. Baker held positions on the board of the Evergreen Surgical Center, Chaired the EvergreenHealth Medical Group Leadership Council and was Medical Director of their Spine and Musculoskeletal Programs. Prior to being employed by EvergreenHealth, he was in private and academic practices. He served as Clinical Professor and Director of Interventional Pain Management at the University of Washington. He regularly lectures internationally and has published a number of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and editorials.
Dr. Baker joined the Vertiflex board of directors in 2017. He continues to serve on numerous boards and committees and has advised CMS, the FDA and CDC on matters related to pain management. Dr. Baker previously Chaired the Multi-Society Pain Workgroup for CMS and is Past President of both the North American Spine Society and the Spine Intervention Society.
Dr. Baker received a BA in Biochemistry from University of California, Berkeley and received his MD from University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. Dr. Baker completed his Anesthesiology Residency at University of California, Irvine and a Pain Fellowship at University of Washington.