Dr Steve Baker

dr-steve-baker-pic Dr Steve Baker

Steve Baker is a Perth trained Vascular Surgeon with a longstanding special interest in minimally invasive endovascular surgery.

He practice is patient focused. It brings judgement and care to treatment decisions that best suit each patient.

In 1995, soon after commencing Private Practice in Perth, he was the first Vascular Surgeon at St John of God Murdoch to do Peripheral artery angioplasty, and a few years later Endovascular stent repair of an aortic aneurysm (EVAR). During this time he also did similar work at St John of God Subiaco with his mentor Frank Prendergast.

Perth was quite advanced in endovascular arterial work, with Michael Lawrence-Brown and David Hartley doing the first EVAR in Perth at Royal Perth Hospital in 1993, with a prototype graft. Their graft paved the way to establishing this procedure as a viable treatment. Steve was the Senior registrar at RPH in 1993.

From January 2023 Steve has focused on venous disorders.

In 2008 Steve was the first Vascular Surgeon in Perth to do Endovascular Laser Treatment of varicose veins.

His interest in the treatment of venous disorders predated this very significant development, and he had the good fortune to work at St Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1991-2, the leading veins hospital in the UK at that time.

His venous practice provides treatment for

  • Varicose veins 
    • Endovenous laser treatment and Vein stripping 
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Pelvic venous congestion
    • Ovarian vein reflux
    • May-Thurner Syndrome
  • Telangiectases (spider veins)
    • Sclerotherapy


  • MBBS Adelaide 1980 (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)
  • FRACS 1989 (Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons)
  • DDU 1995 (Diplama of DiagnosticUltrasound)

Post Fellowship Training

  • St Thomas’ Hospital London 1991, 1992
    Then the premiere UK hospital for venous disorders,
    Professor Norman Browse was Head of Department and President of the Royal College of Surgeons
    Appointment: Research Fellow and Senior Registrar
  • Vascular Fellowship Australia 1993, 1994
  • Royal Perth Hospital 1993
    Appointment: Senior Registrar in Vascular Surgery
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital 1994
    Appointment: Senior Registrar in Vascular Surgery
    Tutelage in stenting and angioplasty from Mr John Anderson who was regarded
    nationally as the best technical Endovascular surgeon of his time


  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery (ANZSVS)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Phlebology

Previous Consultant Public Hospital Appointments

  • Fremantle Hospital 1997 – 2001
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital 2002 -2021
    Head of Department 2002 - 2006

Dr Joe Hockleyjoined the Practice in January 2023 to take over the arterial work.


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