Craig Baden, MD, Joins Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Radiation Oncology

Published: Monday, August 31, 2015

Jack Griffeth, MD; Frank Lake, III, MD; Geoffrey Weidner, MD; and the staff of Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Radiation Oncology welcome Craig Baden, MD, to the practice.

Dr. Baden received his bachelor’s degree in Physics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before attending Wheaton College in Chicago to explore his faith and receive a master’s degree in Theology.  Motivated by a strong desire to serve and care for others, Dr. Baden decided to attend medical school.  Returning to the University of North Carolina, Dr. Baden received both his medical degree and his master’s in Public Health.  After considering a number of specialties, he eventually decided radiation oncology allowed him to apply his background in physics while providing personal care to cancer patients.

“I really enjoy being there for patients during what is often a tremendously difficult time in their lives,” says Dr. Baden compassionately.

Dr. Baden’s love of service is evident by the time he spent, during school, working and serving in other countries including Peru, Ecuador, Haiti and Tanzania.  After medical school, Dr. Baden completed his Internal Medicine internship at the University of Washington before completing his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Earlier this year, Dr. Baden received the ASTRO (American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology) global health scholarship, which sent him to work for the radiation oncology department at the Cancer Diseases Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.

“I am honored to join such a group of highly regarded physicians, like those of NGPG Radiation Oncology, and practice at Georgia’s #1 Hospital, Northeast Georgia Medical Center,” states Dr. Baden.  “With my background in public health and service to others, working for a non-profit hospital with the mission of ‘improving the health of our community in all we do’ is exactly where I want to be.”

NGPG Radiation Oncology is a group of highly experienced, board certified specialty professionals who provide patients with the latest and most advanced radiation therapy options.

NGPG Radiation Oncology has three convenient locations: Braselton, Gainesville and Toccoa.  Call 770-219-1824 to schedule an appointment, or visit for more information.

NGPG Radiation Oncology is an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Health System.



Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) brings together more than 250 talented physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives and other clinical staff representing more than 20 specialties at more than 80 locations across North Georgia.  Learn more at

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