Karen Baker, MD

Karen Baker, MD
Male Fertility Specialist
(919) 572-4673


Couples struggling to get pregnant can feel stressed and isolated and the choices they face can seem overwhelming. That is why it is essential to me that couples have a thorough understanding of the options available to optimize the man's fertility before embarking upon a reproductive plan. Each couple is unique and I work hand-in-hand with our female reproductive specialists to help couples realize their goals. I think it is important to honor the couple's decision and it has been my privilege to help thousands of couples on their journey to grow their families. I have over two decades of experience in microsurgery and I use surgical, medical and lifestyle approaches in my practice.



Clinical Focus and Research

My research interests include using developing tools to help predict a couple's chance of success with reproductive treatment, varicocele and vasectomy reversal outcomes, medical options to improve sperm parameters, and health and lifestyle conditions that impact fertility.


  • MD, Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences (Maryland), 1995
  • Residency: Internship, General Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center (Washington), 1996; Urology, Madigan Army Medical Center (Washington), 2001
  • Fellowship: Male Infertility, The Cleveland Clinic (Ohio), 2012
  • Board Certification: American Board of Urology, Urology