Edward Walker, MD

Personal Statement

Edward Walker, M.D., M.H.A., is the founding director of the UW Healthcare Leadership Development Alliance and a UW professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Health Services.

Dr. Walker is a seasoned physician executive and clinician who is nationally recognized for his expertise in coaching and developing physicians and senior executives both within and outside healthcare, improving clinical systems and quality measures and leading change in medical institutions.

Dr. Walker earned his M.D. from the UW. From 2002 through 2008, he was medical director of UW Medical Center and associate dean of the UW School of Medicine.


Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine Medical education, 1983
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Residency, Psychiatry
Psychiatry, 1990, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Recent Publications

Draft genome sequence of the emerging fish pathogen Flavobacterium tructae strain S12.
(2023 Nov 3)
Microbiol Resour Announc
Chen S, Loch TP, Walker ED

Snowshoe hare virus: discovery, distribution, vector and host associations, and medical significance.
(2023 Nov 14)
J Med Entomol 60(6): 1252-1261
Walker ED, Yuill TM

Patient-activist or ally? Assessing the effectiveness of conscience and beneficiary constituents in disease advocacy fundraising.
(2023 Nov)
Sociol Health Illn 45(8): 1652-1672
Walker ET, van den Broek T, Priante A, Ehrenhard ML

Genotyping of Anopheles mosquito blood meals reveals nonrandom human host selection: implications for human-to-mosquito Plasmodium falciparum transmission.
(2023 Apr 7)
Malar J 22(1): 115
Mbewe RB, Keven JB, Mangani C, Wilson ML, Mzilahowa T, Mathanga DP, Valim C, Laufer MK, Walker ED, Cohee LM

Multi-Year Comparison of Community- and Species-Level West Nile Virus Antibody Prevalence in Birds from Atlanta, Georgia and Chicago, Illinois, 2005-2016.
(2023 Feb 1)
Am J Trop Med Hyg 108(2): 366-376
McMillan JR, Hamer GL, Levine RS, Mead DG, Waller LA, Goldberg TL, Walker ED, Brawn JD, Ruiz MO, Kitron U, Vazquez-Prokopec G

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