Joseph Walker, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
Dr. Joseph Walker is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at UConn Health. He practices primarily in the Comprehensive Spine Center at the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute. Dr. Walker completed a fellowship in pain medicine at Harvard University. He specializes in the diagnosis and non-operative management of disorders of the neck and back, including epidural steroid and axial spine injections, acupuncture, and electrodiagnostic studies.
Comprehensive Spine Center
Outpatient Pavilion, 3rd Floor West
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-8032
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Education and Training:
|Undergraduate School||Johns Hopkins University||Behavioral Biology|
|Medical School||University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine||Medicine|
|Internship||Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland||Internal Medicine
|Residency||Harvard University, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital||Physical Med/Rehab
|Fellowship||Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Hospital ||Structural Acupuncture for Physicians|
|Fellowship||Harvard University, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital||Pain Medicine|
|Fellowship||McMaster University||Contemporary Neurofunctional Acupuncture|
UConn John Dempsey Hospital
He trained in medical acupuncture with internationally recognized experts through Harvard Medical School and is known for his ability to translate integrative medicine techniques into his clinical practice. He completed his training in medical acupuncture through both Harvard Medical School’s Structural Acupuncture and The McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Courses.
Dr. Walker’s main clinical research interest is musculoskeletal rehabilitation and the influence of wellness behaviors, radiculopathy, and lifestyle influences on the development and maintenance of back pain.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Consultation of the Inpatient with Chronic Pain.
Danielle Sarno, Stefan Muzin, Joseph Walker III, Susan M. Ludwig. (2016). Chronic Pain Management for the Hospitalized Patient, 222-237.
Integrative Medicine in Treatment of Inpatient's Chronic Pain.
Joseph Walker III, Andree Maureen Leroy, Kristianne Seelye, Richard Rynksi. (2016). Chronic Pain Management for the Hospitalized Patient, 238-265.
Pain management via local anesthetics and responsive hydrogels.
Bagshaw, Kyle R; Hanenbaum, Curt L; Carbone, Erica J; Lo, Kevin W H; Laurencin, Cato T; Walker, Joseph; Nair, Lakshmi S. (2015). Therapeutic delivery, 2, (6), 165-76.
Nutrition and eating behavior in patients with chronic pain receiving long-term opioid therapy.
Meleger, Alec L; Froude, Cameron Kiely; Walker, Joseph. (2014). PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation, 1, (6), 7-12.e1.
Caudal Epidural Injections.
Lerman IR, Souzdalnitski D, Walker J. (2013). Multimodality Imaging Guidance in Interventional Pain Management in Interventional Pain Management, In Print.
Basics of Ultrasound.
Souzdalnitski D, Walker J, Mann D, Lerman IR. (2013). Multimodality Imaging Guidance in Interventional Pain Management in Interventional Pain Management, In Print.
Chronic Pain Patients and Other Co-Existing Condictions.
Dimitri Souzdalnitski, Joseph Walker, Richard Rosenquist. (2013). PeriOperative Pain Management, p. 83-94.
The role of intradiscal steroids in the treatment of discogenic low back pain.
Muzin, Stefan; Isaac, Zacharia; Walker, Joseph. (2008). Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine, 2, (1), 103-7.
Discography in practice: a clinical and historical review.
Walker, Joseph; El Abd, Omar; Isaac, Zacharia; Muzin, Stefan. (2008). Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine, 2, (1), 69-83.
When should a cervical collar be used to treat neck pain?.
Muzin S, Isaac Z, Walker J, El Abd O, Baima J. (2007). Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med, 2, (1), 114-119.