Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs
Department of Internal Medicine/Section of Geriatrics
Yale School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street, P.O. Box 208025
New Haven, CT 06520
Lisa Walke, MD, is the associate chief for clinical affairs for the Yale Section of Geriatrics; in this capacity she oversees all of the clinical programs for the section across both campuses of Yale-New Haven Hospital and throughout the community. Dr. Walke received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. After graduating from the Yale Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, she joined the faculty in 2003. She will receive her master of science degree in health care administration in May 2016. Dr. Walke has been the recipient of many awards including the John A. Hartford/American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) Academic Geriatric Fellowship, the Merck/American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award, a R01 Diversity Supplement, the Hartford Geriatrics Health Outcomes Research Award, and the Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health award.
Dr. Walke is the founder and faculty advisor for the Geriatrics Student Interest Group; the site director for the AFAR-directed Medical Student Training in Aging Research program, which funds medical students who conduct aging research during the summer; and the founder and course director for the Practice Based Learning Exchange, an international health care elective for Yale and INTEC (Dominican Republic) medical students.
In addition, Dr. Walke is the project director for the HRSA (U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration)-funded Connecticut Older Adult Collaboration for Health (COACH) program, which is a collaboration among Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Nursing, Gateway Community College, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, Fair Haven Community Health Center, Yale-New Haven Health System, and VA Connecticut. The objectives of COACH include building a diverse, multidisciplinary geriatric workforce that is equipped to address the unique health care needs of older adults and disseminating geriatric programs through partnerships with community-based organizations that improve the quality of life of older adults.