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Lorne Walker, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine


  • Pediatrics

Special focus

  • Infectious Disease (Pediatric)

About me

Dr. Lorne Walker enjoys getting to know his patients and their families, so they can work together to find the best approach for each child.

Dr. Walker is a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases, or illnesses in children from viruses, bacteria and other causes. He often works with children who have weak immune systems. Cancer treatment, organ transplant or genetic differences can harm children’s natural defenses to disease. When a child’s immune system isn’t working well, there is higher risk for rare or severe infections. Dr. Walker uses his knowledge and training to help children cope with these illnesses.

Away from work, Dr. Walker spends time with his spouse and two children. He enjoys tending his backyard vegetable garden and cooking. Dr. Walker and his family like to explore camping and hiking spots in and around Oregon.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2002, University of Washington
    • M.D., Ph.D., 2013, University of California San Diego
  • Residency

    • Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Fellowship

    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Pediatrics, 2016

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
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