David Walker, M.D.
David Walker, M.D.
Medical Director, Veterans Medical Center Psychiatry Program
Dr. Walker is Associate Chair for Veterans Programs, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Walker obtained his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. He completed his psychiatry residency training at Wright State University and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute, University of South Carolina. Dr. Walker received his board certification in psychiatry in 2006 and board certification in forensic psychiatry in 2008. Prior to joining the faculty in July, 2009 he was the Clinical Director, Forensic Services Division at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, GA. He supervised the management of over 180 medium and maximum security inpatient psychiatric clients whose spectrum of care ranged from those in jail requiring acute stabilization and treatment and restoration for incompetent to stand trial clients and individuals found not guilty by reason of insanity. Dr. Walker served as a psychiatrist in the USAF until 2003. During his military service, Dr. Walker served in four states and was on the faculty of the University of California at Davis and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. In addition to his clinical service, Dr. Walker precepts and supervises medical students and psychiatry residents during their inpatient VA rotation and teaches a forensic lecture series to fourth year residents. He is a member of the Institutions & Corrections Committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.