Cheryl K. Walker, M.D.


Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Associate Researcher


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2500
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Clinical Interests

Dr. Walker completed a fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Diseases and Immunology following her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Her current research interests bridge epidemiology and basic science principles to study three areas: 1) the impact of the gestational environment on fetal risk for neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, 2) the effect of gestational age and maternal physiology on extra-fetal hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cell populations and, 3) costs and risks associated with early births, with the goal of using evidence-based principles to reduce avoidable early deliveries, including those resulting from elective induced labors and cesarean deliveries.

Dr. Walker is an investigator on a number of research projects at the Center for Children�s Environmental Health and the M.I.N.D. Institute here at UC Davis. Dr. Walker�s clinical interests are in general obstetrics & gynecology, infectious diseases, and family planning, and her practice is with the Department of Health and Human Services through Sacramento County.


Maternal Fetal Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 1985


University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1989


University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1991

Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1991

Professional Memberships

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

American Social Health Association

Infectious Disease Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Honors and Awards

Graduated cum laude with honors in history, 1980

Graduated cum laude with honors in history, University of California, San Francisco Chapter, 1980