James Ely Walker, MD, MPH
Dr. James Walker brings a wide variety of experience to Rio Grande Hospital. He received his MD from the University of Colorado School Of Medicine in Aurora and completed his Family Residency at the John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Walker has served at the Mulago Hospital in Uganda and the Kudjip Nazarene Hospital in Papua New Guinea, doing inpatient, outpatient and obstetrical care. Dedicated to the progress of the medical field, Dr. Walker has instructed first and second year medical students in providing care to the homeless population at the Stout Street Homeless Clinic in Denver, provided free health screenings to uninsured farmers and ranchers at the National Western Stock Show and the Cinco de Mayo events in Denver and coordinated the Colorado Rural Health Scholars Program.
Dr. Walker and his wife, Dr. Kelsey Jo Hurley Walker, enjoy the outdoor recreational opportunities that the valley has to offer. He enjoys gardening, backpacking and fly fishing, as well as throwing pottery. He moved to the valley to be close to family and currently works at the Del Norte Clinic and Rio Grande Hospital.
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas