Daniel D. Baird, CSA, MSc, MBA


Master of Surgical Assisting

Lester Hall



Mr. Daniel Baird, CSA has over 20 years of experience in all types of surgery, but
with a specialty focus on robotics and minimally invasive Gynecology, Oncology,
Urology, and General Surgical procedures. He served for more than 15 years on
the Board of Directors of the National Surgical Assistants Association, including two
terms as President. He is also an affiliate member of the American College of
Surgeons, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. His medical
research efforts in the field of surgery have led to over 30 United States and
International patents in the fields of Spinal Surgery, Infection Control, and
Pathogen Detection.

In addition to his experience training physicians and staff at multiple metro-Atlanta
Hospitals and Surgery Centers, Dan was a key developer and a principal instructor
at the U.S. Army Emergency War Surgery Course, taught at the University of
Georgia Veterinary School. This course included both didactic elements and live
animal labs. Dan also currently holds an Adjunct Faculty position at the Eastern
Virginia Medical School; where he works as an instructor in the School of Health
Professions – Masters of Surgical Assisting Program.

Dan’s primary Surgical Assisting education was obtained at the Uniformed Services
Academy of Health Sciences in San Antonio, Texas. While serving in the U.S. Army,
he earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Relations and Political Science, as
well as a Master of Science in Health Sciences (M.S.H.S.) degree in Clinical
Healthcare Operations, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health
Systems Administration. During his service in the U.S. Army, he held positions as
both an enlisted soldier and a non-commissioned officer in the Medical Corps, and
eventually as a commissioned Officer in the Intelligence Corps. Dan spent his final
six years in the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, almost two of which were
spent in Afghanistan as the Theater Psychological Operations Officer.