H Kenneth Walker, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Office: GMH/Glenn Bldg 202
H. Kenneth Walker MD, MACP, FAAN is professor of medicine and neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, and Executive Director of Partners for International Development. He has headed the international efforts of the Atlanta-Tbilisi Partnership since 1992. The partnership has had many projects in Georgia beginning in 1992: establishing the National Information Learning center; participating in laws and regulations reforming the healthcare sector; bringing fifty Georgian medical school graduates to Emory for three years of training in internal medicine and other specialties; mentoring fifteen Georgians who received their MPH at Emory; establishing the Caucasus School of Business, which has an MBA and BBA program where a faculty of sixty-three teach 800 Georgian students; providing healthcare management education to middle-level hospital administrators; establishing a modern emergency room; training practicing nurses and planning a nursing school; setting up a Women's Wellness Center; working with Georgian scientists and physicians in AIDS and tuberculosis; and assessing the principal libraries of the country. He is currently the Principal Investigator of a grant on establishing emergency medicine as a specialty in the Republic of Georgia, and a second one involving exponentially improving the nursing profession in Georgia.
Dr. Walker has been deeply involved in medical education during his years at Emory, as director of the internal medicine residency program, director of the junior medicine clerkship and sophomore clinical methods; he has written or edited a number of books on physical diagnosis, organizing medical data and evaluating the surgical patient. A particular interest has been the application of computers to medicine: he was instrumental in establishing a pioneering electronic medical record at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, and has been a member, chair and senior consultant to the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine since 1992.