Kent L. Walker, D.O., pediatric orthopedic surgeon, has joined Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville.
Dr. Walker earned his undergraduate degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. He completed his residency at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, and a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Walker cares for kids with all types orthopedic conditions, including fractures, sports injuries, and foot and ankle conditions. He has special interests in pediatric spine conditions, such as scoliosis and neuromuscular spine disorders.
“We have something very unique in pediatric orthopedics that our counterparts in adult orthopedics do not have,” Dr. Walker said. “Not only do we have the child (patient), we have a whole team of supporters (parents, grandparents, siblings and the physician). When we all work together on the same team, it is a beautiful thing that helps the child heal.”
Dr. Walker is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association. He is married with three children. When he is not working, he loves being active and spending time outdoors. A fun fact about Dr. Walker is he played four years of soccer at Belmont University, an NCAA Division I school.
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About Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville
Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville specialists are skilled in providing orthopedic care for young people whose musculoskeletal systems are still developing. The physicians and surgeons specialize in treating a wide variety of conditions that affect the growing bones and muscles of children and teenagers, from sprains and fractures to birth defects, bone diseases, scoliosis, tumors and other disorders.
Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville has two locations – Norton Medical Plaza 1 – St. Matthews, sixth floor (3999 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40207) and Norton Medical Plaza II – Brownsboro, Suite 205, 9880 Angies Way, Louisville, KY 40241. For questions, contact (502) 394-5678.