Hughston's Champ Baker named "Mr. Sports Medicine"

Orthopedic surgeon Champ L. Baker Jr. of the Hughston Clinic was awarded the 2010 Robert E. Leach Mr. Sports Medicine award Saturday.

The honor is presented by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Baker received the honor at the organization's annual meeting in Providence, R.I.

The prestigious award is given annually to those who have made a significant contribution to the world of sports medicine and includes a $5,000 donation to the winner's charity of choice.