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Virginia Walther

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Pediatrics
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
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Education

  • M.S.W., Tulane University School of Social Work

Biography

    Virginia Walther, LCSW-R, is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine; Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science; and Pediatrics.  She also is the Associate Director of The Department of Social Work Services with over 30 years of clinical experience providing clinical social work services to  women and children as well as managing a staff of over 35 pediatric social workers who specialize in provision of population based, comprehensive psychosocial services to children and families.  Pediatric social work services include care coordination, behavioral and mental health service provision, advocacy and supportive counseling.  Ms. Walther’s particular clinical expertise is working with children and families coping with chronic childhood illnesses, many of which are life shortening.  She writes and oversees numerous clinical service grants which enhance psychosocial services to children and their family members. 

    Specialty:  Clinical Social Worker
    Associate Director for Women and Children's Health Social Work  

    Clinical Interests:  Behavioral Health

    Languages:  English

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Walther did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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