Cherokee Nation physician Dr. James H. Baker was recently awarded a Mastership through the American College of Physicians for his contributions to the medical field.
According to the group, “Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments and achievements, including the practice of internal medicine, academic contributions to our specialty, and service to the College.”
The awards committee considers several qualities, including strength of character, perseverance, leadership, compassion and devotion. Clinical expertise and commitment to advancing the art and science of medicine are also taken into account by the committee.
“I am so honored to receive this award from my peers and colleagues at the American College of Physicians,” said Baker. “I thank our Oklahoma ACP Chapter of 1,000 internal medicine physicians and medical students for nominating me.”
Baker, of Muskogee, is a general physician with more than 30 years of experience. He serves as medical director for Cherokee Nation Three Rivers Health Center and the tribe’s Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center.