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Edward Walker, MD
4.8 of 5 Stars
  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine
Fellowship Trained:
  • Sports Medicine


As a husband of nearly 20 years and father of 8
children (2 girls and 6 boys), he places a high on value on family. Dr. Walker has several outside interests and is an Activity/Recreation-Enthusiast who enjoys mountaineering, SCUBA diving, surfing, skiing, and skydiving.

Dr. Walker seeks to obtain the most out of life and is passionate about partnering with his patients so that they may obtain the most out of theirs.

Clinic Location
Lincolnton OrthoCarolina logo
Lincolnton 441 McAlister Road
Suite 1100A
Lincolnton, NC 28092
  • California Baptist UniversityBachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology
  • The University of Illinois-Chicago at Rockford - Medical School
  • University of California San Francisco-Fresno - Orthopaedic Residency
  • Houston Methodist - Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Team Coverage:
    • Houston Astros (Major League Baseball)
    • Houston Dynamo (Major League Soccer)
    • Houston Texans (National Football League)
    • Rice University (NCAA Division I)

  • Military Experience - Battalion Surgeon-Major, Field Surgeon Captain & Second Lieutenant
    • California Army National Guard, Major - 08/01/2018 - 12/10/2018
      578th BEB, Camp As-Sayliyah, Qatar
    • California Army National Guard, Captain, Field Surgeon - 11/01/2017 - 03/30/2019
      40th Brigade Support Battalion, Bell, CA.
    • Texas Army National Guard, Captain, Field Surgeon - 10/01/2016 - 11/01/2017
      CCo, 536th BSB, La Marque, TX.
    • California Army National Guard, Captain, Field Surgeon - 05/01/2012 - 06/30/2016
      Medical Detachment, 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, Clovis, CA.
    • Illinois Army National Guard, Active Duty, 2 nd Lieutenant - 08/01/2018 - 12/10/20112/01/2008 - 05/01/2011
      Army Medical Department Student Recruiter, Alsip, IL.

  • Chief of Surgery in Lincolnton
  •  International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 12/2021 - Present International Cartilage and Joint Preservation Society 12/2021- Present American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 12/2020 - Present
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine 12/2023 - Present
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (Lifetime Member) 09/2013 - Present
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America 08/2013 - Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 06/2011 - Present
  • Specialize in Sports Medicine
  • Ham Radio Operator License - 08/2015
  • California Fluoroscopy License - 06/2016
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound 09/2016
    Burwin Institute of Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Certificate of Additional Qualification- Sports Medicine
  • PEAR Award- Atrium Health 12/202
  • Surgeon's Award (06/2016) | UCSF-Fresno
  • American Society of Surgery of the Hand Military Scholarship Recipient (09/2014) | ASSH
  • Urban Health Student of the Year (05/2011) |  University of Illinois Chicago- COM
  • Hispanic Scholarship Finalist (2010) | University of Illinois Chicago- COM
  • Recipient of Dr. Monash Scholarship (10/2009 – 04/2010) | University of Illinois Chicago- COM
  • Recipient of Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus FoundationScholarship (12/2009) | University of Illinois Chicago- COM 
  • American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (2013) | Awarded for anatomic research of the periosteal vascular of the volar distal radius.

Military Awards

  • Army Commendation Medal
  • National Defense Service Ribbon
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Armed Forces Service Ribbon
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • California Federal Service Ribbon
  • California Drill Attendance Service Ribbon with Silver Star
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster


  • Jernick, Michael; Walker Gallego, Edward; Nuzzo, Michael. Retrospective Analysis of the Accuracy of Ultrasound-Guided Magnetic Resonance Arthrogram Injections of the Hip in the Office Setting. The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017 5(12): 1-4.

Peer Reviews

  • Pediatricians' weight assessment and obesity management practices
    • Author(s) Huang JS; Donohue M; Golnari G; Fernandez S; Walker Gallego E; Galvan K; Briones C; Tamai J; Becerra K 2009
    • BMC Pediatr. 9:19
  • Parental ability to discriminate the weight status of children: Results of a survey
    • Author(s) Huang JS; Becerra K; Oda T; Walker E; Xu R; Donohue M; Chen I; Curbelo V; Breslow A. 2007
    • Pediatrics 120(1):e112-e119
  • Childhood overweight and orthodontists: Results of a survey
    • Author(s) Huang JS; Becerra K; Walker E; Hovell MF 2006 J Public Health Dent. 66(4):292-294
  • Pediatric femur fractures: Single incision intramedullary fixation technique
    • Author(s) Knedel M; Walker Gallego ER; Gerardi J; Husak LE; Altebarmakian M 2015 J Pediatr Orthop 35(7):657-660
  • Patellar Coccidioides immitis osteomyelitis: Case report and literature review
    • Author(s) Walker Gallego ER; Burk T; Horvai Andrew; Link T; Luke A; O'Donnell R. 2016 Current Orthopedic Practice 27(3): 330-335

Technical Paper

  • Approach to musculoskeletal injuries
    • Author(s) Walker Gallego ER; Kerstman E; Shah RV 2015
    • NASA Human Research Program, Exploration Medical Capability

My Team

As a fellow, Dr. Walker worked with professional athletes including the Houston Texans (NFL), Astros (MLB), Dynamo (MLS), and Rockets (NBA). While in Houston Dr. Walker also had the pleasure of working with NASA and caring for members of the astronaut corps. Shortly after completing his fellowship. Dr. Walker returned to southern California treating Division I athletes at California Baptist University and the University of California Riverside.  Dr. Walker was then deployed to the Middle East as a Major in the United States Army where he served as a Battalion Surgeon at Camp As Sayliyah. Upon his return from deployment, Dr. Walker continued caring for Division I athletes from Midwestern University, while residing in North Texas. He currently covers the U.S. National Whitewater Center.