Rebecca S. Walker, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Walker is a board-certified ophthalmologist, with additional fellowship-training in the subspecialty of glaucoma. Dr. Walker graduated with honors from the University of Michigan. She attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she was elected to the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. She also received her Ophthalmology training at Washington University and Barnes Hospital, rated one of U.S. News & World Reports' Top 10 Ophthalmology programs. Following her residency training, she received the distinction of serving as Chief Resident and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Barnes Hospital.
Dr. Walker is proud that she was recently chosen as one of Philadelphia Magazine's top doctors for Ophthalmology for the third year in a row.
As part of her expertise, Dr. Walker completed a year-long fellowship program in the field of glaucoma at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Walker is a diplomat, fellow and board-examiner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). In her capacity as Board Examiner, Dr. Walker is responsible for ensuring that her peers have the necessary qualifications to become practicing ophthalmologists. In 2001 she was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.), an honor bestowed on experienced surgeons by their peers. Dr. Walker has been on the Board of Directors for the Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired for the past 10 years and is committed to helping those who are visually impaired. She actively participates on the teaching staff of the Glaucoma Service At Wills Eye Hospital.
She is one of only a few surgeons who perform glaucoma surgery in Bucks & Montgomery Counties and is an assistant professor on the Glaucoma Service at the Wills Eye Institute. In addition to glaucoma surgery, she performs state-of-the-art, small-incision, sutureless cataract surgery to ensure her patients the best post-operative results available.
Dr. Walker is married and has 3 grown children; she is an avid jogger and participates in local 5K races and the annual Broad Street run. Both Dr. Walker and her husband have had refractive surgery.