Lisa M. Walke, MD, AGSF

Project: "Evaluation of WISE: a Welcoming Interdisciplinary
Senior-Friendly Emergency Department"
Yale University

Dr. Walke is the Clinical Chief for the Section of Geriatrics at Yale University School of Medicine. In her role she directs the clinical activities of 16 physicians and 5 mid-level practitioners who provide patient care to individuals in the community, on both campuses of Yale-New Haven Hospital, and in post-acute care settings.

Dr. Walke’s passion is to develop and implement innovative models of care that improve safety and quality of care for older adults. She is currently creating an integrated, patient-centered Geriatrics Service Line that eventually will include a redesigned Center for Restorative and Acute Care, a system-wide interdisciplinary inpatient and outpatient geriatric consultative service, a co-management service with Patient-Centered Medical Homes, primary care of vulnerable older adults, sub-acute rehabilitation for persons with mobility difficulties, transitional and home care for the most frail and geriatric emergency medicine.

Dr. Walke graduated from Harvard College and completed her medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Following her Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Walke completed a three year fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Yale University School of Medicine. She joined the faculty after completing her fellowship and is presently an Associate Professor of Medicine.

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