About Matthew Baker


Orthopedic surgeon Matthew Baker, MD, enjoys practicing orthopedic surgery because he appreciates active people. He also enjoys helping patients accomplish their goals. For Dr. Baker, each orthopedic surgery case is unique and challenging. When Dr. Baker has free time, he enjoys being active, traveling, scuba diving and tinkering on cars. He chose to live in southeast Missouri because of the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities almost year round.




Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine



Office Locations

1723 Broadway, Suite 315
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701    Maps & Directions
Phone: 573-519-4960
Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • 2009, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, MD
  • 2005, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, BA


  • 2015, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine


  • 2016, Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - Upper Extremity

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Missouri Shoulder Elbow Society
  • Missouri State Orthopedic Association
  • Mid-America Orthopedic Association
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Missouri State Medical Association


Shoulder replacement surgery may be the answer to relieve pain and help you resume everyday activities. SoutheastHEALTH Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Matthew Baker has more.

Rotator cuff injuries are common and often increase with age. They also are associated with jobs that require repeatedly performing overhead motions, such as painters and carpenters. Dr. Matthew Baker explains options for treatment – and which one may be the best for you.

The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. When surgery is required to repair your shoulder, SoutheastHEALTH orthopedic surgeon Dr. Matthew Baker explains your choices – and which one may be best for you.

Are you a carpenter, painter, baseball or tennis player? Then you may be at risk for rotator cuff injury, which most often occurs in people who repeatedly perform overhead motions. SoutheastHEALTH Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Matthew Baker has expertise in shoulder injuries and shares advice about preventing and treating rotator cuff injuries, a problem that sends almost 2 million people to a healthcare provider for relief.

Areas of Expertise

  • Shoulder Joint Replacement (Reverse & Total)
  • Arthroscopic Surgery for Shoulder and Knee
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Cubital Tunnel Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Orthopedic Injections
  • Operative and Non-Operative Treatment of Fractures
  • Operative and Non-Operative Treatment of Rotator Cuff Injury

Publications & Research

  • Diaz M, Shi B, Baker M, Binkley M, Belkoff SM, Srikumaran U. Open biceps tenodesis: A biomechanical comparison of six fixation techniques. Orthopedics. 2019;in press
  • Retzky JS, Baker M, Hannan CV, Srikumaran U. Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE) scores correlate positively with American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons scores postoperatively in patients undergoing rotator cuff repair. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019;in press
  • Baker M, Choi K, Ghasemi SR, McFarland EG. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty. In: Huri G, Paschos NK (eds). The Shoulder. New York: Springer International Publishing, 2017:293-349.
  • Paul S. Issack, MD,PhD; Jordan Barker, MD; Matthew Baker, MD; SuhelY. Kotwal, MD; JosephM. Lane,MD Surgical Management of Pathological Proximal Femur Fractures Secondary to Metatstatic Disease J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2014 96(24):2091-2098