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Allyson C. Baker, MD

Anatomic Pathologist
Board Certifications

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology


Gynecologic Pathology, Molecular Genetics & Pathology, Surgical Pathology, Orthopedic


Cunningham Pathology


Cunningham Pathology, a Sonic Healthcare anatomic pathology practice is privileged to include Allyson C. Baker, M.D., as a member of our medical staff. Dr. Baker has extensive hospital and teaching experience with an impressive academic background.

Dr. Baker graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She then received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where she subsequently completed both an internal medicine internship and residency. She went on to serve a three-year anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Here, she later finished an orthopedic and gynecologic pathology fellowship, a surgical pathology frozen sections fellowship (at Highlands Hospital), and a molecular genetics and pathology fellowship.

During her postgraduate training, Dr. Baker acted in a variety of teaching roles, instructing pathology residents in daily musculoskeletal pathology and gynecologic pathology courses and signouts. She also frequently presented lectures and case studies at the university medical conferences, where she won an award for the most outstanding presenter in a clinical pathology lecture. Since completing her academic training, she has served as a Staff Pathologist at Cunningham Pathology, where she has worked for over a decade.

Dr. Baker is a Fellow of the American Society for Clinical Pathology and the College of American Pathology; for the latter, she is a certified Laboratory Inspector. She also belongs to four other professional medical organizations, such as the American Medical Association. She holds full medical licensure in the state of Alabama, and she is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology.

Dr. Baker has authored and co-authored over a dozen articles, abstracts, and book chapters that have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and textbooks. She has also given many oral and poster presentations at national and international medical conferences.


Georgia Institute of Technology (BS), Atlanta, GA
Medical College of Georgia (MD), Augusta, GA

Postgraduate Training

Molecular Genetics and Pathology Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Surgical Pathology Frozen Sections Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham Highlands Hospital, Birmingham, AL
Orthopedic and GYN Pathology Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Anatomical and Clinical Pathology Residency, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Internal Medicine Residency, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA