Lisa M. Walke MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics); Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs (Geriatrics)

Biographical Info

Dr. Walke is the Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs for the Section of Geriatrics; in this capacity she oversees all of the clinical programs for the section across both campuses and throughout the community. Dr. Walke is a graduate of the Yale Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. She has been the recipient of the John A. Hartford/American Federation for Aging Research Academic Geriatric Fellowship, the Merck/American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award, a R01 Diversity Supplement, and the Hartford Geriatrics Health Outcomes Research Award. Dr. Walke’s interests include improving the quality of care provided to older persons with chronic disease and global health. Her work focuses on symptom management for persons with chronic illness and the development and implementation of innovative models of care. To this end she developed two co-management programs, CO-OPERATE and CHAMPIONS with the Department of Surgery at the VA CT Healthcare system West Haven branch.

International Activity

  • Practice-based learning elective
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   (2013)
    Medical student & Faculty exchange with INTEC medical school
  • Alternative Spring Break
    La Romana, Dominican Republic   (2010 - 2010)
    Faculty advisor for student led mission trip to the Dominican Republic
  • Internal and Geriatric Medicine
    Valle de Angeles, Honduras   (2010)
  • Internal and Geriatric Medicine
    Ife, Nigeria   (2007 - 2008)

Education & Training

Harvard University (1992)
Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1997)
Montefiore Medical Center, Internal Medicine  (1997 - 2000)
Yale University School of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology 
Board Certification
Geriatric Medicine, Board Certified  (2007)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (2006)

Honors & Recognition

  • New Investigator Award
    Merck/American Geriatrics Society (5/2002)
  • Health Outcomes Research Scholar
    John A. Hartford Foundation (2005)

Professional Service

  • Member, HRSA Division of Independent Review (7/1/2007)
  • Member, American Geriatrics Society (5/2009)
  • Committee Member, American Geriatric Society (5/1/2007)

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