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Joseph Walker, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
Academic Office Location:
Orthopaedic Surgery
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 800-535-6232
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Dr. Joseph Walker is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at UConn Health. He practices primarily in the Comprehensive Spine Center at the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute. Dr. Walker completed a fellowship in pain medicine at Harvard University. He specializes in the diagnosis and non-operative management of disorders of the neck and back, including epidural steroid and axial spine injections, acupuncture, and electrodiagnostic studies.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.Johns Hopkins UniversityBehavioral Biology
M.D.University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipGood Samaritan Hospital of MarylandInternal Medicine
ResidencyHarvard University, Spaulding Rehabilitation HospitalPhysical Med/Rehab
FellowshipHarvard Medical School, Spaulding Hospital Structural Acupuncture for Physicians
FellowshipHarvard University, Spaulding Rehabilitation HospitalPain Medicine
FellowshipMcMaster UniversityContemporary Neurofunctional Acupuncture

He trained in medical acupuncture with internationally recognized experts through Harvard Medical School and is known for his ability to translate integrative medicine techniques into his clinical practice.  He completed his training in medical acupuncture through both Harvard Medical School’s Structural Acupuncture and The McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Courses.

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Primary Care Special Interest Group Session, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Boston, MassachusettsOtherModerator ExternalNational20082008
International Spinal Intervention SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2007
American Pain Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2007
American Society of Medical AcupunctureEducation CommitteeCommitte MemberExternalNational2007
Rehab-in-Review NewsletterOtherRegional EditorExternalLocal20072008
Big BrothersCommunity ServiceMemberExternalNational2007
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2006
Association of Academic Physiatrists Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2006
Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR) Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2006
Student National Medical AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationVice President, ParliamentarianExternalUniversity20002001

Dr. Walker’s main clinical research interest is musculoskeletal rehabilitation and the influence of wellness behaviors, radiculopathy, and lifestyle influences on the development and maintenance of back pain.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Integrative Medicine in Treatment of Inpatient's Chronic Pain
    Joseph Walker III, Andree Maureen Leroy, Kristianne Seelye, Richard Rynksi Chronic Pain Management for the Hospitalized Patient 2016 May;238-265
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Consultation of the Inpatient with Chronic Pain
    Danielle Sarno, Stefan Muzin, Joseph Walker III, Susan M. Ludwig Chronic Pain Management for the Hospitalized Patient 2016 May;222-237
  • Basics of Ultrasound
    Souzdalnitski D, Walker J, Mann D, Lerman IR. Multimodality Imaging Guidance in Interventional Pain Management in Interventional Pain Management 2013 Dec;In Print
  • Caudal Epidural Injections
    Lerman IR, Souzdalnitski D, Walker J. Multimodality Imaging Guidance in Interventional Pain Management in Interventional Pain Management 2013 Dec;In Print
  • Chronic Pain Patients and Other Co-Existing Condictions
    Dimitri Souzdalnitski, Joseph Walker, Richard Rosenquist PeriOperative Pain Management 2013 Aug;p. 83-94

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