Patrick D. Walker, M.D. has more than 30 years of experience in the interpretation of native kidney and renal allograft biopsies. Before becoming Director of Nephropath, he was the Assistant Chief, and later Chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the John L. McClellan Veterans Administration Hospital, and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Walker served on the faculty at Tulane University (1978-91) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (1991-02). He has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has written several book chapters including “Glomerular Diseases” and “Major Non-Glomerular Disorders” in the widely acclaimed Cecil: Essentials of Medicine.
He has lectured and participated in grand rounds and conferences, both in the United States and internationally, and served on numerous national, university, and local committees. He has been principle investigator or co-principle investigator on more than 20 research grants and has received numerous teaching, research, and service awards.
Dr. Walker continues to present renal biopsy conferences around the country, including monthly presentations at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR.
Dr. Walker is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and the College of American Pathologists. He is also a member of the International Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, the Renal Physicians Association, the Renal Pathology Society, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.