Ayanna Walker, MDDr. Walker currently serves as the EMS medical director for Osceola County Fire Rescue, Kissimmee Fire Department, and St. Cloud Fire Rescue. In line with her passion for innovative educational strategies, she is also the medical director of paramedic education for the Orlando Medical Institute.
Dr. Walker was born in Lakeland, Florida, earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at the University of Miami, and then went on to obtain a medical degree at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.
Dr. Walker completed a three-year residency in Emergency Medicine at Orlando Health and matriculated an additional year as a fellow of Emergency Medical Services, where she also served as the Assistant EMS Medical Director of Orange County. Dr. Walker is board certified in Emergency Medicine, with a sub-specialty certification in EMS. She has since worked in a Level I trauma center, two community hospitals, and a free standing emergency department. With her experience in diverse working environments, she enjoys bedside teaching with a practical, evidenced based approach in order to prepare residents to work in any type of EM environment.