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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cheryl K. Walker, M.D. View profile as PDF

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.


Associate Researcher


Obstetrics and Gynecology


Obstetrics and Gynecology


Obstetrics and Gynecology


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic
4860 Y St., Suite 2500
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-6900

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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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


University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1989


University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 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

Select 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

To see if Cheryl K. Walker is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).