Automatic Professional Compliance Actions

At its meeting on March 3, 2008, the Board of Directors of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) considered the following automatic compliance actions and took the actions indicated. Actions were taken under Article VIII, Section 2 of the AAOS Bylaws.

Merrimon W. Baker, MD
Cleveland, Texas
Expelled as Active Fellow

On Nov. 30, 2007, the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners (Texas Board) revoked Dr. Baker’s medical license for violations of an Oct. 6, 2006, agreed order. This action follows a history of Texas Board actions involving Dr. Baker. In February 2007, the AAOS Board of Directors voted to suspend Dr. Baker’s Fellowship status.

On Nov. 28, 2006, the Texas Board temporarily suspended Dr. Baker’s medical license, following actions that included a 2002 agreed order restricting Dr. Baker’s license due to prescribing nontherapeutic drugs to two patients. On Oct. 6, 2006, a separate agreed order restricted Dr. Baker from performing or being present at any spine surgery after the Texas Board found his treatment of six patients to be below the standard of care. On Oct. 10, 2006, Dr. Baker performed a kyphoplasty in violation of the agreed order.

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