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Joseph Walker III, M.D.

Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
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Orthopedic 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 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 and electrodiagnostic studies.

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

Post-Graduate Training
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
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American Association of Medical AcupunctureEducation CommitteeCommitte MemberExternalNational20202022
Connecticut State Pain SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState20152022
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 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

  • Bedside Electro-Acupuncture
    Joseph Walker III Bedside Pain Management Interventions 2022 Nov;67–87
  • Chapter 9. Interventional Pain Management.
    Joseph Walker, Miguel Ernest Velez, Moorice Caparo Pain Management for Advanced Practice: Multimodal Approaches 2019 Oct;111-165
  • 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
  • Chronic Pain Patients and Other Co-Existing Condictions
    Dimitri Souzdalnitski, Joseph Walker, Richard Rosenquist PeriOperative Pain Management 2013 Aug;p. 83-94