Lisa M. Walke, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics); Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs (Geriatrics)

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Geriatric Medicine: Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center


Office of Student Research

Yale Medical Group


Dr. Walke is the Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs for the Section of Geriatrics; in this capacity she oversees all of the clinical programs for the section across both campuses and throughout the community. Dr. Walke is a graduate of the Yale Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. She has been the recipient of the John A. Hartford/American Federation for Aging Research Academic Geriatric Fellowship, the Merck/American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award, a R01 Diversity Supplement, and the Hartford Geriatrics Health Outcomes Research 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 experience that teaches Yale medical students about the healthcare system of the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Walke’s goal is to develop and implement innovative models of care that improve safety and quality of care for older adults. She developed the Geriatric Consultation Service for Yale New Haven Hospital—York Street Campus, has been instrumental in the relocation and remodeling of the inpatient Geriatric unit and is developing a Senior-Friendly Emergency Department on the St. Raphael's Campus. She is in the process of creating a coordinated, patient-centered Geriatrics Service Line to meet the unique needs of older adults.

Education & Training

MD Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1997)
BA Harvard University (1992)
Resident Montefiore Medical Center
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2007)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2006)

Honors & Recognition

  • "Best Doctors” HonoreeNew York Magazine (2014)

  • American Geriatrics Society FellowAmerican Geriatrics Society (2014)

  • AAMC Mid-Career Women Professional Development ScholarAssociation of American Medical Colleges (2013)

  • Harvard Macy Institute ScholarHarvard Macy Institute (2013)

  • Health Outcomes Research ScholarJohn A. Hartford Foundation (2005)

  • New Investigator AwardMerck/American Geriatrics Society (2002)

Professional Service

  • Chief Resident Immersion Training Action Project Awards Selection Committee Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (2014)

  • Chief Resident Immersion Training Selection Committee Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (2011 - 2013)

  • Group on Diversity and Inclusion Association of American Medical Colleges (2009)

  • Quality and Performance Measurement Committee American Geriatrics Society (2009)

  • Committee Women Faculty Forum (2008)

  • Objective Review Committee HRSA Division of Independent Review (2007 - 2010)

  • Committee Minority Organization for Retention and Expansion (2007)

  • Clinical Practices and Models of Care Committee American Geriatric Society (2007)

International Activity

  • Yale-INTEC Practice-based learning exchange Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2013)

    Clinical & educational exchange program for pre-clinical medical students & Faculty with INTEC medical school held during Spring Break

  • Alternative Spring Break La Romana, Dominican Republic (2010 - 2010)

    Faculty advisor for student led mission trip to the Dominican Republic

  • Internal and Geriatric Medicine Valle de Angeles, Honduras (2010 - 2012)


  • Internal and Geriatric Medicine Ife, Nigeria (2007 - 2008)


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Contact Info

Lisa M. Walke, MD
Patient Care Locations
874 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06514

Curriculum Vitae