Department of Surgery
Talia Baker is a board-certified 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.
Her research and scholarly work focus on liver transplant topics such as downstaging complex hepatobiliary tumors to resectability and the ethical implications of using social media for organ donation opportunities. She was an invited participant at the 2016 White House summit to reduce the organ waiting list and facilitate research breakthroughs.
Baker attended Tufts University School of Medicine, where she was awarded the Leon Levinson Prize in Physiology, the Martin J. Loeb Memorial Prize in Surgery, and the Hewlett Packard Award for the Top Medical Graduate. She completed her internship and residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Center, as well as a multi-organ transplant fellowship at Northwestern University. Most recently, she was an associate professor of surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.