Joseph Walker, M.D.Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
Dr. Joseph Walker is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic 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.
|B.A.||Johns Hopkins University||Behavioral Biology|
|M.D.||University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine||Medicine|
|Internship||Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland||Internal Medicine|
|Residency||Harvard University, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital||Physical Med/Rehab|
|Fellowship||Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Hospital||Structural Acupuncture for Physicians|
|Fellowship||Harvard University, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital||Pain Medicine|
|Fellowship||McMaster University||Contemporary 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 & Description||Category||Role||Type||Scope||Start Year||End Year|
|Primary Care Special Interest Group Session, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Boston, Massachusetts||Other||Moderator||External||National||2008||2008|
|International Spinal Intervention Society||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2007|
|American Pain Society||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2007|
|American Society of Medical Acupuncture||Education Committee||Committe Member||External||National||2007|
|Rehab-in-Review Newsletter||Other||Regional Editor||External||Local||2007||2008|
|Big Brothers||Community Service||Member||External||National||2007|
|American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2006|
|Association of Academic Physiatrists||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2006|
|Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR)||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2006|
|Student National Medical Association||Professional/Scientific Organization||Vice President, Parliamentarian||External||University||2000||2001|
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.