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David Walker

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine
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    Dr. Walker is the Director of Pediatric Emergency Services and Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Elmhurst Hospital Center. He attended Yale University and completed medical training at Columbia University (MD), Mount Sinai (pediatrics) and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC (pediatric emergency medicine). He has been frequently recognized both for outstanding patient care and as a teacher of medical trainees. Dr. Walker is involved in global medicine projects aimed at improving the quality of pediatric emergency care. He is an invited speaker at global conferences on this topic. He holds leadership positions ACEP and SAEM (emergency medicine professional groups). Dr. Walker was awarded a US Fulbright Scholar Grant from the US Department of State in 2010 to work at the University of Malawi College of Medicine. He has a variety of publications to his credit, dealing with various topics in pediatric emergency medicine, including the first article that proposed global pediatric care as an academic field. Dr. Walker is a co-author on the inaugural chapter on pediatric emergency care in the developing world for Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, one of the main pediatric textbooks. He is on the editorial board for the African Journal of Emergency Medicine.


  • 2010 - 2010
    Yale Global Health Initiative Faculty Travel Award
    Yale Global Health Institute

  • 2010 - 2011
    U.S. Fulbright Scholar Grant
    U.S. Department of State

  • 2008 - 2008
    Honorable Mention
    Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

  • 2008 - 2008
    Fellow of the Year
    Division of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • 2007 - 2007
    Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    Children’s National Medical Center Research Day, Washington, DC

  • 2005 - 2005
    Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC


Various topics in global pediatric emergency care, pediatric trauma.


de Voorde V. Pediatric community – acquired septic shock: results from the REPEM network study. . European Journal of Pediatrics. In press.;.

Riera A, Walker D. Abscess, Perianal . In: Wang V, Scarfone R, editors. Fleisher and Ludwig's 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. . London, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011.;.

Riera A, Walker D. Fracture, Skull. In: Wang V, Scarfone R, editors. Fleisher and Ludwig's 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. . London, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011.;.

Chapman J, Walker D. International pediatric emergency medicine: principles applicable to the developing world.. In: Kliegman R, Behrman R, Jenson H, Stanton B, editors. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th Edition.. Philadelphia, Elsevier/Saunders; 2011.;.

Whitman M, Walker D. A case of lower extremity venous thrombosis in the pediatric emergency department: associations with May-Thurner syndrome and isotretinoin use. . Pediatric Emergency Care 2011 Feb; 27(2): 125.

Riera A, Walker D. The impact of race and ethnicity on care in the pediatric emergency department. . Current Opinion in Pediatrics 2010 Jun; 22(3): 284-9.

Walker D. Update on epinephrine (adrenaline) for pediatric emergencies. . Current Opinion in Pediatrics 2009 Jun; 21(3): 313-9.

Walker D. International pediatric emergency medicine: trends, challenges, and opportunities. . Pediatric Emergency Medicine Section Newsletter, American College of Emergency Physicians. 2008 Jun; 19(3).

Walker D, Teach S. Emergency department treatment of primary headaches in children and adolescents. . Current Opinion in Pediatrics 2008 Jun; 20(3): 248-254.

Walker D, Tolentino V, Teach S. Trends and challenges in international pediatric emergency medicine. . Current Opinion in Pediatrics 2007 Jun; 19(3): 247-252.

Walker D, Tolentino V. White coat versus no white coat: the pediatrician’s dilemma. . Ambulatory Pediatrics 2007 Mar-Apr; 7(2): 201-202.

Walker D, Teach S. Acute management of status epilepticus in children. . Current Opinion in Pediatrics 2006 Jun; 18(3): 239-244.

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