Dr. Robin Walker

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Phone:  519.685.8500 ext. 64096
Fax:  519.646.6014

Dr. Robin Walker is Professor of Paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and Vice President of the Physicians Services Incorporated Foundation, an Ontario-based physician-sponsored research granting agency. He is the former Integrated Vice President of Medical Affairs and Medical Education for London Health Sciences Centre and St Joseph’s Health Care London. Before coming to London, Dr Walker worked in Moncton, Kingston, Ottawa and Halifax, where he held the position of Vice-President Medicine at the IWK Health Centre and Professor of Paediatrics at Dalhousie University. His postgraduate work in paediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine was at Dalhousie University, Halifax NS and he received his FRCPC (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada) in paediatrics in 1977, as well as subsequently the designation FAAP (Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics).

With over 25 years’ experience as a neonatologist, Dr. Walker has worked both within the hospital and academic sectors and with non-governmental organizations. His research as Co-Principal Investigator of the Medical Information Technology Research Group (MIRG) in Ottawa included work on artificial intelligence tools in neonatal medicine and evidence-based approaches for the improvement of the practice of neonatal intensive care. His CV includes over 220 peer-reviewed publications and more than 200 invited presentations. He is also a former Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Education.

Outside of his daily work, Dr. Walker has been an active advocate for the health needs of children and youth for over three decades, receiving several awards for his work. Dr. Walker is a former president of the Canadian Paediatric Society and was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in recognition of work advancing the rights of children & youth.

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