Robert B. Walker, MD

Professor
Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Departments

Clinical Interests

Hospital Privileges

Biography

In 2017, Dr. Walker returned to his family medicine roots at Marshall Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. From 1986 to 2008, he served as professor and chairman of the department of family and community health at Marshall, as well as associate dean for clinical affairs, director of clinical affairs for the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health and executive vice dean. Dr. Walker now serves as director of the Center for Healthy Aging at Marshall Health and program director of the geriatric medicine fellowship. Dr. Walker is also a trustee of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine (Gainesville, Fla. )
  • Residency: Bowman-Gray College of Medicine, Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, N.C. )

Honors & Memberships

  • Special Commendation Award for Rural Medical Service, U.S. Public Health Service
  • Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education Award, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, First Graduating Class
  • Most Influential Faculty Member Award, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Class of 1985
  • 1989 West Virginia Professor of the Year, Faculty Merit Foundation
  • Outstanding Rural Physician Award, West Virginia Medical Association
  • Family Doc Award, West Virginia Chapter of American Academy of Family Practice

Certification

  • Certified: American Board of Family Medicine
  • Certified: American Board of Independent Medical Examiners
  • Certified: American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine

Center for Healthy Aging

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
659 Central Avenue, Rear
Barboursville, WV 25504
Phone: 304-691-6878

Map & Directions


Center for Healthy Aging - Lincoln

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Lincoln Primary Care Center
7400 Lynn Avenue
Hamlin, WV 25523
Phone: 304-824-5806

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Petrany S, Koester D, Walker R. 2020. Reflections on West Virginia's Early COVID-19 Experience 2020;vol6(6)

Vestal A, Boone L, Walker R, Sheppard B, Morris D. . 2018. Perceptions of Specialties and Primary Care Careers: Findings from West Virginia Medical Student and Resident Focus Groups 2018;Oct 30;4(4)

Vestal A, Boone L, Walker R, Sheppard B, Morris D. . 2018. Perceptions of Specialties and Primary Care Careers: Findings from West Virginia Medical Student and Resident Focus Groups 2018;Oct 30;4(4)