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Matthew P. Walker, MD

Matthew P. Walker, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Board Certified

Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Orthopedic Surgery Residency 

Summa Health System, Akron, OH

Education
  • Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
  • Undergraduate School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Hospital Affiliation
  • Charleston Area Medical Center
  • Charleston Area Medical Center Teays Valley Hospital (Application Made)
  • Thomas Memorial Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • Select Specialty Hospital
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Medical Association
  • West Virginia State Medical Association
  • Kanawha County Medical Society

Additional Information 

Certification and Licensing 
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery July 2005-Present
  • State of Ohio, November 1998.
  • State of Minnesota, September 2002
  • State of West Virginia,  May 2003
  • State of New Mexico,  December 2014
  • State of Florida,  March 2015
Honors/Awards 
  • First Place – Resident/Fellows Spine Meeting - Poster  Competition, New Orleans, LA, 2001
  • Second Place – Ohio Orthopaedic Society - Zimmer Scholarship Research Competition, 2000
Presentations 
  • Walker, M.P.; Clen, Q.; Yaszemski, M.J.; Currier, B.L.; Biomechanical Comparison of Unicortical and Bicortical C1 Lateral Mass Screw Fixation.  Cervical Spine Research Society-Annual Meeting, Dec. 2003
  • Weiner, B.K.; Walker, M.P.; Wiley W.; McCulloch, J.; The Flying Buttress-An  Anatomical Feature of the Pars Interarticularis. Postgraduate Day Research Competition, Akron, OH June 2002
  • Weiner, B.K.; Walker, M.P.; Wiley W.; McCulloch, J.; The Flying Buttress-An  Anatomical Feature of the Pars Interarticularis. International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, 29th Annual Meeting Cleveland, OH May 2002

  • Weiner, B.K.; Walker, M.P.; Wiley W.; McCulloch, J.; The Flying Buttress-An  Anatomical Feature of the Pars Interarticularis. Orthopaedic Research Day, Akron, OH, Sept. 2001.
  • Walker, M.P.; Weiner, D.; Vulpius Procedure Revisited. Orthopaedic Research Day, Akron, OH, Sept. 2001.
  • Walker, M.P.; Weiner, D.; Outcomes Following the Vulpius Procedure and Z-lengthening of the Achilles Tendon for Equinus Deformity in Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, Amelia Island, FL, April 2001.
  • Walker, M.P.; Weiner, D.; Outcomes Following the Vulpius Procedure and Z-lengthening of the Achilles Tendon for Equinus Deformity in Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Orthopaedic Research Day, Akron, OH, Sept. 2001.
  • Weiner, B.K.; Walker, M.P.; Vascular Anatomy Anterior to Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae:  Implications for the Anterior Approach.  Ohio Orthopaedic Society Zimmer Scholarship Competition, Canton, OH, July 2000.
  • Weiner, B.K; Walker, M.P.; Vascular Anatomy Anterior to Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae:  Implications for the Anterior Approach.  Postgraduate Day Research Competition, Akron, OH, May 2000.
  • Weiner, B.K; Walker, M.P.; Vascular Anatomy Anterior to Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae:  Implications for the Anterior Approach.  Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, Scottsdale, AZ, April 2000.
  • Weiner, B.K; Walker, M.P.; Vascular Anatomy Anterior to Lumbosacral  Transitional Vertebrae:  Implications for the Anterior Approach. Orthopaedic Research Day, Akron, OH, Sept. 1999.
  • Weiner, B.K.;  Walker, M.P.;  McCulloch, J.A., Outcomes Following Lumbar Microdecompression. Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, Bermuda, April 1999.
  • Weiner, B.K.; Walker, M.P.; McCulloch, J.A.,:  Outcomes Following Lumbar Microdecompression. American Orthopaedic Association-Annual Resident’s Conference, Sacramento,  CA, February 1998.
  • Weiner, B.K.; Walker, M.P.; McCulloch, J.A.,: Outcomes Following Lumbar Microdecompression. Orthopaedic Research Day, Akron, OH, Sept. 1997.
  • Walker, M.P.; Spirou, G.A.;  and Berrebi, A.S. (1995) Connectivity of the Lateral Nucleus of the Trapezoid Body in Cats. Charleston Area Medical Center Research Day, Charleston, WV, May 1996.
  • Walker, M.P.; Spirou, G.A.; and Berrebi, A.S. (1995) Connectivity of the Lateral Nucleus of the Trapezoid Body in Cats. Van Liere Research Day, Morgantown, WV, May 1995.
Posters 
  • Weiner, B.K.; Walker, M.P.; The Flying Buttress – An Anatomical Feature of the Pars Interarticularis.   Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, Tucson, AZ, April, 2002.
  • Weiner, B.K.; Walker, M.P.; The Flying Buttress – An Anatomical Feature of the Pars Interarticularis. Resident/Fellows Spine Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 2001.
  • Weiner, B.K.; Walker, M.P.; Fraser, R.D.; Vascular Anatomy Anterior to Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae—Implications for the Anterior Approach.  International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS), Hawaii, June 1999.      
  • Walker, M.P; Spirou, G.A.; and Berrebi, A.S. (1995) Connectivity of the Lateral Nucleus of the Trapezoid Body in Cats.  Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL.  February 1995
Book Chapter 
  • Walker, M.P.; Yaszemski, M.J.; Kim, C.W.; Talac, R.M.; Currier, B.L.; Metastatic Tumors. Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials-Spine 2004; 97-105
Publications 
  • Eck, J.C.; Walker, M.P.; Currier, B.L.; Chen, Q.; Yaszemski, M.J.; An, K.N.; Biomechanical Comparison of Unicortical Versus Bicortical Lateral Mass Screw Fixation. J Spinal Disorder Tech. 2007 Oct.; 20(7): 505-508
  • Walker, M.P.; Yaszemski, M.J.; Kim, C.W.; Talac, R.M.; Currier, B.L.; Metastatic Disease of the Spine:  Evaluation and Treatment. Clinical Orthopaedic Related Research 2003 Oct; (415 Suppl):  165-175
  • Weiner, B.K.; Walker, M.P.; Wiley W.; McCulloch, J.; The Lateral Buttress: An Anatomic Feature of the Lumbar Pars Interarticularis Spine 2002 Sept 1; 27(17):E 385-387.
  • Weiner, B.K.; Walker, M.P.; Vascular Anatomy Anterior to Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae and  Implications for Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. The Spine Journal. 2001 Nov/Dec 1;6:442-444
  • Weiner, B.K.; Walker, M.P.; McCulloch, J.A.; Brower, R.S.; Microdecompression for Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis.  2000 Year Book of Orthopedics. 
  • Weiner, B.K.; Walker, M.P.; McCulloch, J.A.; Brower, R.S.,:  Microdecompression for Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis. Spine. 1999 Nov 1;24(21):2268-72
  • Spirou, G.A.; Walker, M.P.; and Berrebi, A.S. (1995) Connectivity of the Lateral Nucleus of the Trapezoid Body in Cats Association for Research in Otolaryngology.  Abstract 18:39
Work Experience 
  • Neurological Associates, Inc. Charleston, WV Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon August 2004-Present
  • Magellan Health Physician Clinical Reviewer June 2014-Present
  • Orthopaedic Healthcare Associates, Inc. Charleston, WV Orthopaedic Surgeon August 2003-July 2004
  • Research Assistant, Department of Otolaryngology West Virginia University Summer 1993
  • Resident Assistant, West Virginia University Residence Hall, 1990-92; Responsible for assisting and monitoring 24 residents.

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