Nicola Baker, MD

Nicola Baker, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Emergency Ultrasound Faculty


1501 N. Campbell Ave.
(520) 626-6312
(520) 626-2480

Dr. Baker is originally from England and immigrated with her family to the United States as a young child, living in upstate New York and Phoenix. After undergrad, she completed a post-bac pre-medical program at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Baker then worked as a ski patroller and wilderness guide in the Sierra Nevada (CA) and South America. She ultimately landed in Tucson to pursue her medical education, graduating from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2010. Dr. Baker then completed her residency in Emergency Medicine (EM) at the University of Arizona – Tucson Campus, followed by a fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound. She worked four years in community EM in Tucson and Nogales, AZ before returning to academic EM at the University of Arizona in 2018. She serves as core faculty for the Tucson Campus program. 

Dr. Baker has professional interests in resident education, wilderness medicine, and Search and Rescue. She has completed a Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) and is working on her Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) through the Wilderness Medical Society. Dr. Baker is the medical director for the local Search and Rescue group (Southern Arizona Rescue Association), where she also serves as a volunteer rescuer. 

Dr. Baker lives with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs. Her personal interests include hiking, mountaineering, and mountain biking. She loves living and recreating in Tucson and is an avid University of Arizona basketball fan. Dr. Baker speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys frequent travel to Argentina to visit her in-laws. 


MD: 2010, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2013, Emergency Medicine, The University of Arizona
2014, Emergency Ultrasound, The University of Arizona

Research and Academic Interests and Expertise

Wilderness Medical Society, Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) since July 2014.


Board Certification: 
ABEM, Emergency Medicine, 2014
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