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DSM staff profile

Dr Xaviour Walker

PositionGeriatrician, Associate Dean Pacific
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (Dunedin)
QualificationsMB ChB MPH DTM&H
Research summaryHealthy ageing, geriatrics, Pacific Island health, medical education
Teaching
  • MICN 2-6: Pacific Island mentor and tutor
  • MICN 4: Clinical teaching, lectures, tutorials and examiner
  • MICN 6: Clinical teaching, lectures and tutorials
Memberships
  • Associate Dean Pacific, Division of Health Sciences
  • Pacific Island Curriculum Committee
  • Medical Admissions, Alternative Category Committee
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American College of Preventive Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
  • World Medical Association
  • Chair, Kiwi Leadership Network USA
Clinical
  • Geriatrician and Internal Medicine Consultant
  • Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Research

Xaviour Walker is a graduate of the University of Otago Medical School and is triple American Board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

He completed his post graduate medical training from Harvard, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he also received his Master’s in Public Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and University of California, Irvine.

He lectures internationally on healthy ageing, preventive medicine and public health. He has research interests in healthy ageing, geriatrics, tropical medicine, Pacific Island health and workforce and medical education.

Additional details

Honors and Prizes

  • 2014 - International Resident Leadership Award (Inaugural recipient) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada
  • 2014 - David Patton Scholarship in Preventive Medicine Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • 2012 - Dr. Robert B. Ullian Award, Commitment to Exemplary Medical Service and Patient Care, Mount Auburn Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • 2012 - David Frommer M.D. Award, Senior Medical Resident who Exemplifies Traits of Dr. David Frommer Mount Auburn Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • 2006 - Deans Prize for Greatest Contribution to the Medical Faculty, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 2006 - Top Trainee Intern Teacher, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 2006 - Certificate for Outstanding Service and Contribution Pacific Island Health Student Professional Students’ Association

Publications

Alamri, Y., Walker, X., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2021). The case for junior doctor academic internships: A narrative review of the published literature. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 2021(12), 799-808. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S302441

Mehta, P., Lemon, G., Hight, L., Allan, A., Pandher, S. K., Brennan, J., Arumugam, A., Walker, X., & Waters, D. L. (2020). A systematic review of clinical practice guidelines for identification and management of frailty. Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12603-020-1549-3

Walker, X. J., Waters, D. L., & Millar, N. (2020). New Zealand nursing homes (aged residential care facilities) and COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Nursing Home Research, 6, 38-39. doi: 10.14283/jnhrs.2020.9

Walker, X., & Lamb, J. (2019). Treating the dysmetabolism underlying osteoporosis. In I. Kohlstadt & K. Cintron (Eds.), Metabolic therapies in orthopedics. (2nd ed.) (pp. 263-282). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781315176079

DeCamp, M., Crump, J. A., Sugarman, J., Todd, T., Walker, X., & Ali, A. (2018). Existing and emerging ethical standards in global health education. In A. N. Arya & J. Evert (Eds.), Global health experiential education: From theory to practice. (pp. 114-131). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

DeCamp, M., Crump, J. A., Sugarman, J., Todd, T., Walker, X., & Ali, A. (2018). Existing and emerging ethical standards in global health education. In A. N. Arya & J. Evert (Eds.), Global health experiential education: From theory to practice. (pp. 114-131). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Walker, X., & Lamb, J. (2019). Treating the dysmetabolism underlying osteoporosis. In I. Kohlstadt & K. Cintron (Eds.), Metabolic therapies in orthopedics. (2nd ed.) (pp. 263-282). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781315176079

Chapter in Book - Other

Walker, X. J., Barnett, E. D., Wilson, M. E., Macleod, W. B., Jentes, E. S., Karchmer, A. W., … Chen, L. H. (2015). Characteristics of travelers to Asia requiring multidose vaccine schedules: Japanese encephalitis and rabies prevention. Journal of Travel Medicine, 22(6), 403-409. doi: 10.1111/jtm.12237

Journal - Research Article

Walker, X., Lee, J., Koval, L., Kirkwood, A., Taylor, J., Gibbs, J., … Celi, L. A. (2013). Predicting ICU admissions from attempted suicide presentations at an Emergency Department in Central Queensland. Australasian Medical Journal, 6(11), 536-541. doi: 10.4066/AMJ.2013.1730

Journal - Research Article

Alamri, Y., Walker, X., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2021). The case for junior doctor academic internships: A narrative review of the published literature. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 2021(12), 799-808. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S302441

Journal - Research Other

Mehta, P., Lemon, G., Hight, L., Allan, A., Pandher, S. K., Brennan, J., Arumugam, A., Walker, X., & Waters, D. L. (2020). A systematic review of clinical practice guidelines for identification and management of frailty. Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12603-020-1549-3

Journal - Research Other

Walker, X. J., Waters, D. L., & Millar, N. (2020). New Zealand nursing homes (aged residential care facilities) and COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Nursing Home Research, 6, 38-39. doi: 10.14283/jnhrs.2020.9

Journal - Research Other

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