Gary C. Walker, MD
Gary C. Walker, M.D. was raised in Idaho Falls. He completed his undergraduate studies at Utah State University and graduated with a degree in biology. While at school, he was a member of the USU basketball team for two seasons. He attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, the eighth best medical school in the United States, and graduated with research honors. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
While at the Mayo Clinic, the number one hospital in the United States, he was chief resident during his final year. In addition to his studies at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Walker offered sports medicine care to local schools and the National Special Olympics. He also presented research on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) treatments at an international gait convention in Zurich, Switzerland.
In 1993, Dr. Walker returned to Idaho Falls, becoming the first physiatrist in the area, and he has served patients in the area for more than 20 years. He has provided medical coverage for hundreds of local high school sporting events. He is also the Idaho Falls Chukars team physician. Each February, he attends spring training in Arizona and performs medical exams on professional players from around the country. As a former college athlete, he has taken a keen interest in state-of-the-art sports medicine treatments, including platelet-rich plasma injections and stem-cell therapies.
For the last decade, Dr. Walker has served as the medical director of the Mountain View Hospital Occupational Health program. In this position, he has been asked to speak at various medical and legal meetings regarding occupational injuries.
He and Kimberley, his wife, have six children. Over the years, he has coached most of his children's baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and volleyball teams.
Some of his hobbies include cycling, golf, horses and tennis. He frequently participates in cycling events and has twice completed LOTOJA, a 200+ mile race from Logan, Utah to Jackson, Wyoming. He served a mission for his church in Japan and is fluent in Japanese.