Walker named Resident of the Month at med school


DavidADenning_JohnsonBWalkerJohnson B. Walker, M.D., a third-year surgery resident physician with the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been selected as the December recipient of the Resident of the Month Award.  The award was announced by Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean, graduate medical education. Walker is the second recipient of the new recognition award.

“The School of Medicine is fortunate to have Dr. Walker in a leadership position to utilize his fervor and passion for bettering the medical education training process,” Wehner said.  “As the chair of the Resident Advisory Committee, Dr. Walker has taken on extra responsibilities and projects to increase the quality of student, resident/fellow education and training here at Marshall.  Despite his time-intensive surgical residency schedule, Dr. Walker is truly dedicated to making a difference in increasing the quality of the clinical learning environment for all of our training programs.”

Walker is a 2012 graduate of the  School of Medicine and earned his Master of Science from Marshall.  He holds an undergraduate degree in biology from Elon University.

“We are very proud of what Johnson has accomplished so early in his medical career,” said Farid B. Mozaffari, M.D., surgery program residency director. “He’s an excellent physician, keen scientist, and compassionate educator and has shown great leadership skills and work ethics that make him an exemplary resident.  We are happy that Dr. Walker is being recognized for the work that he has done and are looking forward to the difference he will continue to make in our patients’ lives and our community.”

As part of his recognition of the December Resident of the Month, Walker received items including a certificate of recognition and a designated parking spot.   Monthly winners will also be automatically entered into the Resident of the Year Award to be announced in May.

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Photo: Johnson B. Walker, M.D., right, is congratulated by David A. Denning, M.D., chair of the department of surgery, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine after being named December’s Resident of the Month.