Karisa Walker

Karisa Walker, MD, MEd

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Associate Program Director Of Education Assessments

Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 273-6575
Business Email: k.walker1@ufl.edu

About Karisa Walker

My name is Karisa Walker, M.D., and I joined the department in 2023 as an associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and associate program director of education assessments. I earned my medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and my master’s in education at Johns Hopkins University. I interned in preliminary internal medicine at Christina Hospital in Newark, Del., and completed a residency in anesthesiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Prior to joining the University of Florida, I served as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., and at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. I also taught at the University of Washington, the University of Nebraska and the University of Pittsburgh.

I knew from a very young age I wanted to be a physician and an anesthesiologist — as soon as I learned the profession existed — and never changed my mind! My academic interest is educational assessment and validity. My primary work has been in how to establish validity evidence for existing high-stakes assessment and developing stronger, more meaningful assessment and feedback systems for trainees. I have had a special focus on pediatric difficult airways, craniofacial and ENT, as well as transplants, posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion for scoliosis. I love, love, love my job and it is my honor to take care of you and your child.

My wife Dr. Kandiah and I share two beautiful children, Nathan and Sara. They are the lights of our lives. We enjoy playing with them and our 7-year-old Tibetan Terrier named Percy. I also enjoy baking, Peloton and DIY home maintenance and repair.

Board Certifications

  • General Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology

Publications

2014
Using the CER Hub to ensure data quality in a multi-institution smoking cessation study.
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 21(6):1129-35 [DOI] 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002629. [PMID] 24993545.

Education

MEd
2019 · Johns Hopkins University
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
2014 · Boston Children's Hospital
Anesthesiology Residency
2013 · Yale-New Haven Hospital
Internship Internal Medicine
2010 · Christiana Hospital
MD
2009 · Jefferson Medical College

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6575
Emails:
Business:
k.walker1@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Street:
PO Box 100254
1345 SW CENTER DR
GAINESVILLE FL 32610