Dr. Stuart Baker, MDBecause your plastic surgeon's level of skill and experience is of paramount importance, you will be glad to learn more about the credentials of Dr. Stuart Baker. A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Illinois School of Medicine, Dr. Baker began his private practice in Decatur in 1980. In addition to plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Baker also specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of hand conditions and injuries, and laser surgery. Complex surgeries such as abdominoplastyfacelift procedureshand surgery, and breast enhancement are an integral part of his practice. Dr. Baker has been a respected Decatur, Champaign, and Springfield, Illinois-area plastic surgeon since 1980. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the following professional associations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (Former Fellow)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (1999)
  • American Medical Association
  • Botox Cosmetic™ Physicians' Network
  • Allergan Academy

In addition to providing plastic surgery, hand surgery, and laser surgery in private practice and as director of The Center for Cosmetic Medicine™. His private practice is affiliated with Decatur Memorial Hospital, Presence Covenant Medical Center, Kirby Medical Center, Olympian Surgical Suites and Central Illinois Surgery Center in Decatur. Dr. Baker is licensed to practice medicine in Illinois (license #36060776), Florida ( #ME0036541), and California ( #G28706).

At times I’ve been asked why I am here in Central Illinois.  I trained in California, operated in countries overseas, hold multiple certifications and state licenses, and yet I’m here.

“I am an Illinois farm boy.  People here are kind, proud, self-sufficient, and caring.
We have supercomputers beyond our imagination yet in sight of flourishing fields that feed the world.
We have blazing foundries and blazing stars.
In the Midwest the sweat of the brow and the power the mind dance in constant synergy.
Time swallows all facts and reality, but never the Spirit.  The Spirit live here.
That’s why.”

For Decatur, Champaign, Monticello and Springfield, Illinois-area patients seeking a premium plastic surgeon, Dr. Stuart Baker is a highly respected professional who specializes in hand injuries and laser surgery in addition to cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Baker’s Active Lifestyle

When Dr. Baker isn’t working or attending conferences, he divides his time between traveling, physical activities , and music.  He has traveled throughout the U.S. and the world, enjoying windsurfing and diving.  When on land, he runs, lifts weights, and plays tennis.  At home he might be found playing his electronic grand piano. 


Beverly Gensler, Licensed Practical Nurse, Office Administrator

Beverly GenslerBev has over 36 years of experience in nursing and working directly with Dr. Baker as his office administrator. It is important to her that you are happy with every aspect of our office. We all have one common goal and this is to make sure you receive the best care available to you and your family. Bev strives to continually improve the quality of our patient care. She is always available for any questions or concerns that you might have.

Denise Bushell, Licensed Practical Nurse & Patient Care Coordinator

Denise BushellDenise has over 17 years of nursing experience and working directly with Dr. Baker as his patient care coordinator. She is your private nurse while you are in the care of Dr. Baker. Denise will work directly with Dr. Baker to ensure that your experience with us will be a positive one. She will be there for you providing the best care and compassion from your first appointment in our office through your surgery and beyond.

Kelly Bright, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Medical Aesthetician & Licensed Massage Therapist

Kelly BrightKelly has 17 years of experience in the medical field working with Dr. Baker. Kelly works directly with the patients before and after surgery to make certain that they have the best skin care possible. She also offers many different modalities of massage therapy, including lymphatic drainage and hot stone therapy.

Jennifer Gensler, Administrative Front Office Coordinator

Jennifer GenslerJennifer has been in the medical field for over 25 years.  You will always receive a friendly welcome from Jennifer.  She is very knowledgeable about all aspects of our practice.  Specifically, she has made it her personal goal to learn about all of our skin care products and can help you with all of your needs. 

April Kostenski, B.B.A., Administrative Assistant

April Kostenski April first worked for Dr. Baker in 1999 while she was a college student. She was originally trained as our Endermologie Specialist (Cellulite Treatment). However, after receiving her Bachelors in Business Administration she has come back to work for Dr. Baker. She had made many positive changes within the office since her return. With her knowledge and education she has helped to fine tune our office and make it more productive and efficient. She also has advanced training in treatment for cellulite. You can have every confidence that April will help to make your visit with us the best possible.

Linda Young, Medical Records Coordinator

Linda YoungLinda has over 36 years of experience with Dr. Baker. Although Linda is in charge of maintaining and preparing our medical records on a daily basis, she will be the first one to offer you a cup of hot coffee or a bottle of cold water. Her first priority is to make sure that you are comfortable while you are in our office.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Stuart Baker

If you are a Decatur, Champaign, or Springfield, Illinois area patient and you need a plastic surgeon who is both highly experienced and a pleasure to speak to, contact Dr. Stuart Baker today to arrange a private consultation.

Some common misspellings of Dr. Baker's name include "Stewart," "Bakker," and "Barker."

Dr. Stuart Baker

The Center for Cosmetic Medicine

Dr. Stuart Baker is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. He has been recognized as a "master injector" by Allergan, the maker of BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® products, for excellent patient outcomes. In addition to being a skilled plastic surgeon, he is also an orthopedic hand surgery specialist. His prestigious affiliations include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons — ASPS 
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery — ASAPS 
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery — AACS 
  • American Medical Association — AMA 

Use our online form to schedule a consultation at a location near you in Monticello, Champaign, or Decatur. Or call us at:

(217) 877-9000

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