Kathryn is a CRNA that has been practicing in the Knoxville area since 2014.

ABOUT Kathryn Walker

MSN-Anesthesia, CRNA, APRN

Kathryn is a CRNA that has been practicing in the Knoxville area since 2014.

Kathryn is a Tennessee native that has always been involved in advanced studies and skills.

Kathryn attended high school in east Tennessee where she was a final candidate for a Rhodes Scholar. She was valedictorian in her graduating class in high school and has continued to maintain excelled levels in her studies and experience throughout her career.

Kathryn attended East Tennessee State University where she played Division I Softball on an academic and athletic scholarship. She graduated Magna Cum Laude one and a half years early obtaining her Bachelors in Nursing while also completing all of the necessary sciences for medical school in order to best optimize her education background.

Kathryn pursued her nursing career at a Level 1 Trauma Center, Johnson City Medical Center, where she worked in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. After making strides in the critical care community and obtaining her CCRN Certification (Critical Care Registered Nurse) she wanted to further her education and experience. She then applied to Nurse Anesthesia School at the Carolinas Medical Center/University of North Carolina-Charlotte program which ranks as one of the top anesthesia programs in the country.

Kathryn graduated from the anesthesia program Magna Cum Laude and obtained top training at Carolinas Medical Center and Levine’s Children’s Hospital. Carolinas Medical Center and Levine’s Children’s Hospital is ranked nationally in several adult and pediatric specialities.

Since graduating, Kathryn has practiced in the local Knoxville area with specialities in several fields of anesthesia including neurological, cardiothoracic, obstetrics, orthopedics, vascular, plastics, gastrointestinal, pediatrics, urological, and general subspecialties.

Kathryn’s nursing background has allowed her exposure to many different types of patients and associated treatment of their primary condition with co-existing psychological disorders in intensive care units and operating rooms. Nurse anesthetists have extensive training with sedation of patients presenting with a wide array of medical conditions, including psychological and pain disorders. Anesthetists are trained to sedate patients with extreme psychological conditions and treatments including, but not limited to, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT Therapy).

Kathryn continues to have a passion to help others with evidenced-based science and practices. By opening this practice, she hopes to help others by bringing top rated practices to patients allowing them to lead a better life.

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