March 12, 2008

Walker Joins UAMS Obstetrics-Gynecology Faculty

LITTLE ROCK – Christy Walker, M.D., has joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


 


Walker, who received her medical degree in 2001 from UAMS, will serve in the Division of General Obstetrics/Gynecology, seeing patients in the University Women’s Health Center at Freeway Medical. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.


 


Walker is a junior fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Medical Association and the Arkansas Medical Society. Prior to joining the UAMS faculty, she was in private practices at Walker Healthcare for Women in Pine Bluff. While working in private practice, she served as a clinical instructor for the UAMS Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program.


 


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. Visit www.uams.edu.