Gregory T. Walker Jr., MD

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Gregory T. Walker Jr., MD
Orthopaedic Surgery Foot & Ankle Fellow
UC Davis/ROC Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Reno Orthopedic Center
Reno, NV
UC Davis
Sacramento, CA

Why did you join AAOS?

I believe that I joined during residency. It allowed me to keep up with the latest orthopaedic literature. I also frequently use the learning resources for Residents including the ResStudy.

How do you define success?

I define success as using one’s unique God-given gifts to follow his will and make the world a better place. Accomplishments, notoriety, and fame only equate to success if used to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My father is my biggest inspiration. He is a retired OBGYN. My dad grew up without a father on the Southside of Chicago. Against all odds he became a physician. He was fiercely cared for our community. My first experiences in medicine were watching him as a young child. Despite a busy schedule, he has always been there for me; every accomplishment, my dad has been right there by my side. He has guided me every step of the way. 

How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?

AAOS has helped me to stay current in literature, teachings, and advancements of orthopaedic surgery, particular through the JAAOS. Res Study was very useful in studying for OITE examinations. In my Fellowship, I have found the courses and Webinars to be quite useful.

What advice would you give to new members of the AAOS?

I would advise them to take full advantage of the learning modules on the website as they are very helpful. I would also strongly advise them to attend the Annual AAOS Meetings. It's a great opportunity to get to know their colleagues and learn about new innovations in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know.

I was a Division 1 scholarship athlete in college playing in 38 straight football games at the University of Washington. But in my senior year of high school, I played the lead in our annual high school musical. I was Danny in Grease during 3 separate shows at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.