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Dr. Matthew Walker

Orthopedic Surgeon

Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Sports Medicine, Fracture Care

Doctor Matthew Walker specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery as well as Orthopedic fracture care. Dr. Walker, who grew up in Richmond, completed medical school at the University of Virginia. He then moved to Baltimore, MD to complete his Orthopedic residency at the world renowned University of Maryland/Shock Trauma center. During this time he learned how to care for virtually all aspects of Orthopedic trauma and fractures. After residency, he pursued advanced training with a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery under the direction of Dr. Mark Frankle at the Florida Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Walker’s interests include all aspects of shoulder and elbow care, from sports related injuries to advanced degenerative conditions. He has vast experience in both arthroscopy and joint replacement surgery of both the shoulder and elbow, as well as complex reconstructive procedures of these joints. Currently, Dr. Walker is seeing patients at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital.


Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship under the direction of Dr. Mark Frankle

Florida Orthopedic Institute, Tampa, FL

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

University of Maryland/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

General Surgery Internship

University of Maryland/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Medical School

University of Virginia School of Medicine


James Madison University
B.S. in Health Sciences
Minors in Biology and Public Health

High School

Midlothian High School

Honors and Award

Richmond Magazine

  • Top Doc Award (for Sports Medicine), '18, '19, '20, '21

University of Virginia School of Medicine

  • Honors in both clinical and basic science

James Madison University

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Golden Key National Honors Society
  • James Madison University Dean’s List and President’s List 1995 - 1999
  • Presidential Merit Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Scholarship
  • Who’s Who Among American College Students


  • Walker M, Willis M, Frankle M. “Biomechanics of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty.” In Press to CORR
  • Walker M, Pupello D, Frankle M. “How the DJO Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis Works.” In Press to JAAOS Monograph Series
  • Walker M, Frankle M. “The use of the reverse shoulder arthroplasty for the treatment of failed total shoulder arthroplasty.” JSES 2012; 21(4): 514-522.
  • Guiterrez S, Walker MH, Pupello D, Frankle MA. “Effect of tilt and glenosphere eccentricity on baseplate/bone interface forces in a computational model, validated by a mechanical model, of reverse shoulder arthroplasty.”JSES 2011; 20(5): 732-739.
  • Walker, M, Mighell, M. “Humeral Shaft Fractures, A Review.” JSES 2011; 20(5): 833-844.
  • Willis M, Walker M, Frankle M. “Proximal humeral malunion treated with reverse shoulder arthroplasty.” JSES 2012; 21(4): 507-513.
  • Willis M, Walker M, Frankle M. “Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.” AAOS Monograph on Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Sanchez-Sotolo J, Ed. In Press.
  • Walker M., Murthi A. “Rehabilitation After Instability Repair.” Shoulder Instability: Current Concepts. AAOS Monograph Series, 41; 2009. Levine W., ed. Ch 8, p. 91-99.
  • Walker M., Day T., Anderson D. “Traumatic Spondylolisthesis of the Axis (Hangman’s Fracture.” Anderson D., Vaccaro A. (eds.): Decision Making in Spinal Care. Thieme 2007, p. 31-35.
  • Thaller J., Walker M., Kline A. “The Effect of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents on Spinal Fusion.” Orthopedics 2005; 28(3): 299-303.
  • Leo B., Walker M., Anderson D. “The Molecular Basis of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration.” Freese A., Simeone F.A., Leone P., Janson C. (eds): Principles of Molecular Neurosurgery. Prog Neurol Surg. Basel, Karger, 2005, vol. 18, p. 5-29.
  • Walker M., Anderson D. “Molecular Basis of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration.” The Spine Journal, 2004, Volume 4, Issue 6, S158-S166.
  • Walker M., Ludwig S. “Complications in the Management of Pediatric Spine Trauma.” In Press.
  • Walker M., O’Toole R.V., Eglseder WA. “The effect of distal radius locking plates on articular contact pressures.” J Hand Surg 2011; 36(8): 1303-1309.
  • Walker M. “Shoulder Pain.” A two part series published in the Riverhead News Review, February 2011.

Dr. Matthew Walker
  • 7858 Shrader Road
    Richmond, VA 23294

    Email: [javascript protected email address]


    Fax: (804) 288-4538