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Evan Walker


Gastrointestinal oncologist
Outdoor enthusiast, San Francisco Giants fan and bassist

Dr. Evan Walker is a gastrointestinal oncologist who cares for patients with cancers of the digestive system, particularly those of the pancreas, esophagus and stomach.

Walker's research focuses on developing new cancer treatments through the design and conduct of clinical trials. He also studies genetic and environmental risk factors for cancer, and he is especially interested in the relationship between the human microbiome (microorganisms living in the body) and the development of pancreatic cancer.

Walker earned his medical degree at UCSF, where he also completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology and oncology.

Walker is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Association for Cancer Research, and he has received ASCO's Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award and Merit Award. He also has a strong interest in medical education. At UCSF, he co-directs an educational program on clinical research (studying humans to advance medical knowledge and treatments) for internal medicine residents as well as a course on narrative medicine (an approach to medicine informed by understanding patients' life stories) for medical students.

  • Education

    UCSF, MD, 2015

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2018

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Hematology and Oncology, 2021

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    102 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 13, 2023
    Dr was willing to follow-up w/ Kaiser doctor for clarifying question on treatment plan and pointed out to me I should do the same.
    Oct 21, 2023
    Dr.Walker is a very good doctor.
    Sep 17, 2023
    I felt listened to.
    Aug 25, 2023
    The pros and cons of treatment plans was discussed thoroughly and I felt good about the decision.
    Aug 25, 2023
    Excellent attention
    Jul 14, 2023
    Dr. Walker displayed both patience with me and an understanding of my condition. He dis played both humility and competence. I. He is ann excellent communicator. I could not be any more pleased with his professionalism
    Apr 14, 2023
    Dr Walker is an excellent communicator and even though my cancer will drastically shorten my life I have complete confidence in his expertise and clinical advice.
    Mar 10, 2023
    The Doctor showed a great deal of understanding and compassion. He answered all of our questions we know my long term prognosis but he left us with a sense of direction and positive treatments in the future.
    Mar 05, 2023
    Dr Walker was amazing!
    Feb 24, 2023
    Very thoughtful compassionate patient provided excellent information and had thoroughly reviewed my medical records from Kaiser
    Feb 24, 2023
    Dr. Walker is the best listener informer and utmost concerned with the treatment. He is the best oncologist that I could have.
    Feb 10, 2023
    Always professional and informative.
    Feb 10, 2023
    Dr Walker has a wonderful demeanor with patients. He doesn't sugarcoat things which I appreciate. And he gives me all the time I need to ask questions. My cancer has proved complicated and difficult to treat so it's such a gift that I have complete trust in him.
    Feb 03, 2023
    We were really impressed in pleased with Dr. Walker's knowledge and the time he took to work through our questions. I had heard he was excellent and now I know his reputation is well deserved!! Really happy about my experience with him. Pls extend my thanks!!
    Jan 07, 2023
    Was very patient with all our questions and answered all in ways we understood
    Dec 02, 2022
    Very good experience
    Nov 15, 2022
    I cannot emphasize enough how great of an oncologist Dr. Walker is. He did everything in his reach to provide the best care possible. He patiently listens to everything we say and clearly explains to us the things that we need to understand. Overall we are confident that Dr. Walker will help a lot of people who are in the same situation that we are in.
    Oct 28, 2022
    I was treated so wonderfully and I will always trust the UCSF and recommend Physicians and Staff.
    Sep 18, 2022
    Dr. Walker is the best.
    Sep 16, 2022
    Very satisfied and pleased with care.
    Aug 26, 2022
    This was a phone consultation
    Aug 19, 2022
    I can't express how well Dr Walker presented his perspective of what he thinks is the best direction for me to take at this time and explained in detail my options including all the various treatment details and when to consider clinical trials as an option. All information was presented in a way that I found easy to understand and to utilize in making some of my future decisions. Thank You Dr Walker!
    Aug 05, 2022
    Dr. Walker is undoubtedly very passionate in what he does. His knowledge and expertise really assure me that I am in good hands during these difficult times of my life. He is very thoughtful and makes sure that all my concerns are addressed. He also knows how to lighten up the mood especially that I am an oncology patient fighting an uphill battle. I know he will touch the lives of so many patients who will be under his care and help them through difficult times. Wishing him the best in life.
    Jul 31, 2022
    Dr Evan Walker was very friendly professional and informative.