To Lighten One Another’s Burden
It is a privilege to attempt to lift burdens for others. This may involve pain, dysfunction, suffering, or self-consciousness. We try to listen carefully and then do everything we can to alleviate those burdens. Our patients are kind, appreciative, insightful, and hopeful. We strive to do the same. We are grateful to them for giving us the chance to help.
Dr. Walker is an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist board certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Head and Neck Surgery. He has particular interest in surgery for restoration of hearing, thyroid and neck surgery, sinus surgery, and facial cosmetic surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Walker enjoys a busy private practice in Lone Tree (South Denver) Colorado. His practice is located at the Sky Ridge Medical Center where he serves as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Walker was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and received his Bachelor’s degree in biology, with emphasis in neurobiology, from the University of Utah. He received his medical and surgical training through the military. He attended medical school in Bethesda, Maryland at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, graduation in 1990 and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He completed his internship in General Surgery at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. He then served for two years as a General Medical Officer on the U.S.S. Carl Vinson (CVN-70), a nuclear aircraft carrier. Following this, he served as Battalion Surgeon for the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California.
After serving at sea and with the Marines, Dr. Walker completed residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia from 1994 to 1998. He was the Chief Resident from 1997 to 1998. He was honored as an outstanding teacher during his residency.
From 1998 to 2004 Dr. Walker served as a Staff Otolaryngologist at the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois. He was the Otolaryngology Department Head and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff. He also served as Director for Surgical Services during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He held appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor at two Chicago area medical schools. After leaving active military service he continued serving in the Naval Reserve.
In July of 2011 he retired after 25 years of active and reserve service in the United States Navy at the rank of Captain (0-6).
Dr. Walker has lectured nationally and internationally on examination of the ear. He continues to give annual instruction at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. He is an attending physician for rotating medical and physician assistant students who frequently accompany him in his practice.
He is married and has four children. Dr. Walker enjoys blues music, is a former Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, and is an avid outdoorsman.