Lorne W. Walker, MD, PhD

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow

Dr. Walker is a 3rd year Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellow. In addition to an interest in important infections in children, Dr. Walker has specific interestsin hospital acquired infections, including catheter-related bloodstream infections and in the applications of advanced mathematical tools to predictingclinical outcomes in children.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Association of Pediatrics, 2013-Present 
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 2017-Present 

Education & Training

  • BS, University of Washington, 2002
  • PhD, University of California, 2011
  • MD, University of California, 2013

Selected Publications

Walker LW, Nowalk AJ, Visweswaran S.  Machine Learning Prediction of Clinical Outcomes in Pediatric Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections. In preparation. 

Walker LW, Nowalk AJ. Antifungal lock therapy is associated with successful catheter salvage in pediatric candidal CLABSI. In review. 

Ramgopal S, Walker LW, Tavarez MM, Nowalk AJ, Vitale MA.  Serious Bacterial Infections in Neonates Presenting Afebrile With History of Fever.  Pediatrics. 2019 Aug; 144(2): e20183964.  

Ramgopal S, Walker LW, Nowalk AJ, Cruz AT, Vitale MA.  Immature neutrophils in young febrile infants.  Arch Dis Child.  2019 Jun 20:  pii:archdischild-2019-317143. 

Walker LW, Montoya L, Chochua S, Beall B, Green M.  Increase in Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease and Emergence of Mucoid Strains in a Pediatric Population: February-June 2017.  Open Forum Infect Dis.  2019 Jun 13; 6(7):ofz275. 

Ramgopal S, Walker LW, Vitale MA, Nowalk AJ.  Factors associated with serious bacterial infections in infants ≤60 days with hypothermia in the emergency department.  Am J Emerg Med. 2019 Jun; 37(6):1139-1143. 

March C, Walker LW, Toto R, Choi S, Reis EC, Dewar S.  Experiential Communication Curriculum to Improve Resident Preparedness When Responding to Discriminatory Comments in the Workplace. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, June 2018. J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Jun; 10(3):306-310. 

Poon AF, Walker LW, Murray H, McCloskey RM, Harrigan PR, Liang RH. Mapping the shapes of phylogenetic trees from human and zoonotic RNA virus. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 1;8(11):e78122 

Thielen BK, Klein KC, Walker LW, Rieck M, Buckner JH, Tomblingson GW, Lingappa JR, 2007. T Cells Contain an RNase-Insensitive Inhibitor of APOBEC3G Deaminase Activity. PLoS Pathog 3(9).  

Chartier T, Moore D, Walker LW. Traveling Door to Door with a DNA Computer. The UMAP Journal 26 (2005) 4, 447-456.  

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed