Dr. Courtney Walker was born and raised in Portland, Ore., where her parents and family still reside. She completed her bachelor's degree in biology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. ( Go Dawgs!!!) and received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Walker completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Arizona (Tucson Campus) and, then, served as the scheduling chief for the 2015-16 academic year. Afterward, she left to pursue a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Her research interests include colorectal cancer screening and prevention, focusing on bowel preparation and patient satisfaction and tolerance as well as adenoma detection rates in Southern Arizona. In hepatology, her research interests include incidence of fungemia in decompensated cirrhosis and strategies to develop a comprehensive algorithm for the identification and treatment of decompensation in hospitalized cirrhosis patients to limit morbidity and mortality. Activities and interests outside medicine include: soccer, hiking, skiing, traveling to National Parks, and all things University of Georgia Football.
Courtney N. Walker, DO
- DO: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Mo.
- BS: Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
Honors and Awards
- Chief Resident, University of Arizona Internal Medicine Program – Tucson Campus (2015-16)
- University of Arizona Internal Medicine Program – Tucson Campus (2012-15)