Vanessa Walker, DO, MMCi

Joined PMA: July 2014
Speciality: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Languages Spoken: English

Vanessa Walker, DO, MMCi, has undertaken a multifaceted medical journey, combining clinical expertise with informatics proficiency. She specialized in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine during her fellowship at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. Concurrently, Dr. Walker pursued a Master of Management in Clinical Informatics at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, enhancing her skills in healthcare data management and analysis. Prior to this, she served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, Nevada, following residency training at the same institution. Dr. Walker earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Missouri, after completing her undergraduate studies in Medical Technology at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Her diverse background and dual expertise in clinical medicine and informatics position her as a valuable asset in optimizing patient care through data-driven decision-making.

Her certifications and professional associations include:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, Subspecialty Board of Critical Care Medicine
  • Diplomate, Subspecialty Board of Pulmonary Medicine
  • Master of Management in Clinical Informatics
  • Sierra-Sacramento Valley Medical Society
  • California Medical Association
  • American Medical Association

Dr. Walker is a Folsom native and is pleased to be able to return to the area to provide care in her home community. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and son.