John Alfred Walker, MD
|Robert Wood Johnson Medical School|
|Medicine - Nephrology|
Dr. John A. Walker is Professor of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and is Chief of the Department of Medicine’s Division of Education. He received his BA degree, summa cum laude, from Long Island University and his MD degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency training at the Bridgeport Hospital-Yale University affiliated program in Internal Medicine was followed by a fellowship in Nephrology at Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Walker joined the faculty of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (then CMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School) in 1981. He has been the Director of the Third Year Clerkship in Medicine at RWJMS-New Brunswick since 1994, and has been the Director of the Nephrology Fellowship at RWJMS-New Brunswick since 1989. In 2001 he was appointed Director of the second year Clinical Pathophysiology course. He has been a member of the RWJMS Academic Standing Committee since 1995, and currently serves as Chair of that committee. His educational interests include medical student evaluation and course administration, and he has worked closely with the RWJMS Offices of Education and Student Affairs to integrate standards of professionalism into the medical curriculum. Dr. Walker is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. His clinical research activities involve the mentorship of nephrology fellows investigating various aspects of the care of patients with chronic kidney disease. He is a past President of the Nephrology Society of New Jersey and is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. He also is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and serves as RWJMS liaison to the Executive Council of the New Jersey Chapter of the ACP, where he administers an annual Summer Preceptorship program for first year medical students.