Faculty Details

Robert B. Walker, MD




Ambulatory Geriatrics
Geriatric Medicine


In 2017, Dr. Walker returned to his family medicine roots at Marshall Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. From 1986 to 2008, he served as professor and chairman of the department of family and community health at Marshall, as well as associate dean for clinical affairs, director of clinical affairs for the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health and executive vice dean. Dr. Walker now serves as director of the Center for Healthy Aging at Marshall Health and program director of the geriatric medicine fellowship. Dr. Walker is also a trustee of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia.

Honors & Memberships

  • Special Commendation Award for Rural Medical Service - U.S. Public Health Service
  • Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education Award - Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, First Graduating Class
  • Most Influential Faculty Member Award - Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Class of 1985
  • 1989 West Virginia Professor of the Year - Faculty Merit Foundation
  • Outstanding Rural Physician Award - West Virginia Medical Association
  • Family Doc Award - West Virginia Chapter of American Academy of Family Practice


  • Certified: American Board of Family Medicine
  • Certified: American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine
  • Certified: American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine (Gainesville, Fla. )
  • Residency: Bowman-Gray College of Medicine, Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, N.C. )