Cory Walker, DO, was appointed Chief Medical Officer of Menninger in April 2020. She assumed leadership of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment Service (CPAS) in 2018, following four years with the service as a staff psychiatrist. She is also an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Walker is a member of the Value of Care Committee of The Menninger Clinic Board of Directors, as well as serving on several other committees. She is also a member of the internal medicine team at The Menninger Clinic. She has also served as president of the medical staff.
She is board certified in psychiatry and internal medicine. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Walker is on the review panel for the Journal of Psychiatric Practice and has published articles related to research on pharmacogenomics, somatic symptoms and chronic pain in peer-reviewed journals.
Following graduation from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Mo., Dr. Walker completed a combined residency in internal medicine and psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, S.C.
She earned associate degrees from Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.
Dr. Walker is passionate about the interplay that the body and the mind have on each other and the impact of this interplay on health and quality of life. In addition, she finds that time spent really listening to her patients and having them participate as an integral, collaborative members of the treatment team provides the best treatment and outcomes for patients and their loved ones.