Ron Walker, MD

Specialty

Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology

Conditions & Treatments

Head & Neck Cancers, Skin Cancer, Thyroid Cancer


Phone
(203) 200-4622
Accepting New Patients

Biography

Ronald Walker, MD, is a surgeon who specializes in head and neck cancers. He removes both malignant and benign tumors from the head and neck, including thyroid tumors and parathyroid neoplasms (abnormal masses). He performs microvascular reconstruction to allow for maximum functional outcomes after what can sometimes be an aggressive and life-changing surgery.

Dr. Walker was always fascinated by the science behind his work. He has been involved in clinical research especially in the areas of oral cavity cancer and intraoperative margin assessment (focusing on the border of tissue around cancer removed in surgery).

But, he says, “In college, I ultimately decided that I enjoyed working with people, and I have always been drawn to cancer patients.” As he has gained experience in the field, he continually refined his techniques to provide his patients with the best outcomes. “The approaches that I use have been increasingly less invasive and provide for better long-term functional outcomes, as well as better restoration or enhancement of physical appearance,” he says.

“I get inspired fairly easily, and watching patients who go through such a life-changing diagnosis push through treatment and adjust to a new way of life is incredibly inspiring,” Dr. Walker says.

In fact, he often finds that one of the most important things he can do for patients is to provide encouragement and hope. One of his greatest rewards is to treat them, and then watch them recover and return to a normal life. “The whole process is very rewarding to be a part of,” he says.

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Smilow Cancer Hospital

Locations

Education & Training

Education

Indiana University School of Medicine

Residency

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Fellowship

Vanderbilt University

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare