J. Ely Walker MD

Dr. James Ely Walker, M.D., MPH

Specialty: 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.

Medical Education:
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Residency Training:
John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas