Jessica Walker, M.D.
Fellowship Trained Plastic Surgeon
We are excited to welcome Dr. Jessica Vavra Walker to H/K/B. A highly trained surgeon, Dr. Walker is board eligible in plastic and reconstructive surgery and board certified in general surgery. For those who feel more comfortable with a female plastic surgeon in Knoxville, TN, we’ve got you covered.
The needs of her patients are at the heart of her commitment to plastic surgery procedures. Like Dr. Reath, she genuinely enjoys breast and body surgeries. PLUS, she performs facelift and neck lift procedures and is devoted to providing the same level of care and concern our patients have come to expect from us.
Her Surgical Training Is Top-Notch
Dr. Walker is originally from Ohio, and graduated summa cum laude from the Williams Honors College at The University of Akron. She then traveled to her neighbor to the north and completed her medical training at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. Dr. Walker completed a rigorous and competitive residency in general surgery in Detroit, where she served as chief resident in her final year.
Dr. Walker fell in love with the intricacy of reconstructive surgery during her general surgery residency. With her interest piqued, Dr. Walker pursued more extensive plastic and reconstructive surgery training with a plastic surgery fellowship at the University of Louisville. There, she honed her skills in complex surgeries, including microsurgery, facial trauma, burns, complex breast surgery, and aesthetics, and she was moved by how these procedures transformed her patients’ lives.
During her medical and surgical training, she has been involved in research and has presented at national and regional medical meetings.
A Crafty, Country Girl at Heart
In her free time, Dr. Walker loves crafting, quilting, crocheting, Peloton cycling, and Dolly Parton. She and her husband, a dentist in Kingston, are active outdoors and love exploring East Tennessee and the Smokies. They have a German shepherd named Crockett, who can often be seen wearing the bandanas and bowties Dr. Walker makes for him. And be sure to look for Dr. Walker’s one-of-a-kind, homemade scrub caps.