Rural Surgery Section Visitor

Dr J. Patrick Walker

Crockett, USA

Dr J. Patrick Walker is currently Professor and Vice Chair of Surgical Operations in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). At UTMB, he participates on three Graduate Medical  Education  Committees, serves as Chief  Medical
Officer  for  the Angleton-Danbury Hospital and as Surgical Director of the OR for the Galveston and League City Hospitals. Dr Walker obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where he also completed his internship and general surgery residency training. Prior to joining the UTMB faculty, Dr Walker was in private practice at the Houston County Hospital in Crockett, Texas, where
he trained Family Practice Residents from Texas A&M and Medical Students in rural surgery. He served as Chief of Surgery there and was a member of the Hospital Board for 25 years. Dr Walker is a Senior Director of the American Board of Surgery, a Governor of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Southern Surgical Association, the Texas Surgical Society and a number of other professional organizations. While a Director of the American Board of Surgery he served as Chair of the Recertification Exam Committee and on the Credentials Committee. He recently served on the ‘Sprint Committee’ which created the new “ABS Continuing Certification Program”. Dr Walker’s special interests include surgical education, rural/community surgery, and acute care surgery. He has authored a number of papers, S  SAP, and book chapters; most recently on “Venomous Bites and Stings.