Dr. Roy Baker was the founder of Baker-Gilmour. He started his private practice in Jacksonville in 1953 as Florida's first pediatric heart physician. In 1971 his practice grew with the addition of his first cardiology partner, Dr. Kay E. Gilmour. In 1983 he was extremely pleased to welcome his son, Dr. Scott B. Baker, into the practice as in interventional cardiologist.
Dr. Baker's enthusiasm for life fueled his vision for quality of life for all patients. His unselfish leadership continues to be an inspiration and driving force for the standard of care for Baker-Gilmour Cardiovascular Institute.
On May 27th, 2008, the Jacksonville City Council re- named Venus Street in honor of Dr. Roy Baker.