Dr. Frederick “Rick” Walker is a NYSCamp Alumnus, attending in 1964 from the State of Ohio. He was on staff from 1965 through 1969. In 1972, following his completion of his M.D. at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Rick gave his first lecture at NYSCamp on Cardiac Transplantation. He was able to return as lecturer in 1979 and has lectured each year since then.
Dr. Walker received his BS degree from Bowling Green State University and his MD degree from the Ohio State University. He was the 100th Halsted surgical resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Walker recently retired from a general surgery practice in Maryland where he specialized in breast cancer surgery. Now he is an instructor in Anatomy at Marshall University, Huntington, WV. He has written many book chapters on surgical problems. He has participated in research on image-guided breast biopsy, stereotactic breast biopsy and sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer.
Dr. Walker is an avid cyclist and serves on the board of directors of bike4breastcancer. Dr. Walker has brought his daughters, Morgan and Abigail, to NYSC on many occasions. Morgan even helped present one of his lectures!