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Biography: Robert Walker, M.D.

Acting Chief Medical Officer
Acting Director of the Division of Clinical Studies
Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services​​​

 

Dr. Walker is the Acting Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Division of Clinical Studies (DCS) in the Biomedical Advancement Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The DCS manages the Clinical Studies Network and is responsible for oversight of the coordination, execution, and analysis of interventional clinical studies funded by BARDA. Dr. Walker joined BARDA in 2014, and oversees a diverse portfolio of projects. He is also a member of the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) Emerging Infectious Disease Working Group.

Prior to joining BARDA, Dr. Walker was chief medical officer at Nuron Biotech, vice president of clinical development at Aeras, a not-for-profit focusing on the developing world, and vice president of clinical development and medical and scientific affairs at MedImmune, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company.
 
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Before working in biotech, Dr. Walker was a clinical investigator at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an attending physician in Critical Care Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. He attended the University of Maryland medical school, did his internal medicine residency at George Washington University, and completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

  • This page last reviewed: September 01, 2017