BRIGHAM CITY – Dr. Derrick Walker returned to his native Brigham City in December of 2017 to join the Brigham City Hospital as a full-time general surgeon. Recently, he took on added responsibilities when he was appointed the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer.
”What the Chief Medical Officer does is we’re there, we’re kind of the liaison between the administration and the medical staff, but we focus on bringing clinical excellence,” Dr. Walker explained, “meaning we want to make sure the patients are receiving the highest standard of medical care that we can offer.”
Dr. Walker is a board certified general surgeon by the American Board of Surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at United States Air Force Medical Center in Mississippi.
After he fulfilled his commitment to the Air Force he began practicing in Pullman, Washington for nine years before moving to Brigham City with his family almost two years ago.
He finished his Air Force service in 2009 and received the Meritorious Service Medal. Earlier, he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was Director of Trauma, Kirkuk Regional Air Base.