As he begins his retirement this month, the entire Azalea Orthopedics family would like congratulate and thank Dr. Walker for his many years of service and take a quick look back at his esteemed career:
A U.S. Air Force veteran, Dr. Walker completed his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1961. He attended medical school at Tulane University, graduating in 1965. Dr. Walker completed his internship at Parkland Hospital in Dallas in 1966, spent the next several years in the U.S. Air Force, and then returned to complete his orthopedic residency by 1972 at the University of Oklahoma.
Having spent more than 40 years as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Walker has treated many orthopedic conditions from elbows and wrists to upper and lower extremeities to shoulder knee and hips. But he has particularly been focused on and interested in advancements in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery.
Dr. Walker remains Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of many medical society affiliations.
“People who suffer joint pain as a result of degenerative disease or injury can have amazing recoveries after throscopic surgery or joint replacement surgery. The pain in the joint is gone, and they are able to be more mobile, more flexible – ready to get on with their daily activities without having to worry about being in pain. It’s a wonderful thing.” – Dr. John F. Walker