Earl Walker Jr., M.D.

Earl Walker Jr., M.D.
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Dr. Earl Walker is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in adult reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He has been representing EmergeOrtho in Burke County since 2006 and is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Walker has particular interest in foot and ankle problems as well as general orthopaedics.

Dr. Walker attended The University of Tennessee for his undergraduate studies, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in electrical engineering. He worked as an electrical engineer for several years before pursuing a career in medicine. He attended medical school at The University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed his internship and residency at Louisiana State University Health in Shreveport, Louisiana. He also completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Cincinnati SportsMedicine & Orthopaedic Center under G. James Sammarco, M.D.

He currently lives in Connelly Springs, North Carolina, where he enjoys the abundant outdoor activities available in North Carolina, and he sees patients at our practice locations in Morganton and Valdese.


Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science: The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering: The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
  • Doctor of Medicine: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Internship: Louisiana State University Health Shreveport, Shreveport, LA
  • Residency: Louisiana State University Health Shreveport, Shreveport, LA
  • Adult Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship: Cincinnati SportsMedicine & Orthopaedic Center, Cincinnati, OH


  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Association

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliation

  • Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
  • “My appointment was on-time, and I didn't have to wait. EmergeOrtho is excellent and fast, and I was out of there in 20 minutes. I'm happy with you all thank you.”

    – Carla M.

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