Louise C. Walter, MD

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Louise C. Walter, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Geriatrics), UCSF

louise.walter@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 221-4810 x3052 (voice)
Box 181G VAMC, San Francisco, CA 94121-0520

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Education

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, B.S., 1990, Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, M.D., 1995, Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco (Advanced Training in Clinical Research Program), Certificate, 1999, Clinical Epidemiology

Professional Experience

  • 1989-1990
    Research Assistant, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 1992-1993
    Research Assistant, Department of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 1995-1998
    Medical Resident, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1998-2001
    Fellow in Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2001-present
    Staff Physician, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • 2001-present
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics Division, University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1990
    Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University
  • 1990
    Scholastic Honors with Distinction, Stanford University
  • 1995
    Dean's Award for Outstanding Community Service, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 1995
    Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 1999
    Hartford/AFAR Pilot Grant: "Outcomes of Screening Mammography in Frail Elderly Women."
  • 1999
    Journal of General Internal Medicine, top 10% of reviewers
  • 2002
    VA Career Development Award in Health Services Research and Development

Selected Publications

  1. Huang AJ, Gregorich SE, Kuppermann M, Nakagawa S, Van Den Eeden SK, Brown JS, Richter HE, Walter LC, Thom D, Stewart AL. Day-to-Day Impact of Vaginal Aging questionnaire: a multidimensional measure of the impact of vaginal symptoms on functioning and well-being in postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2015 Feb; 22(2):144-54.
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  2. Hsu A, Nakagawa S, Walter LC, Van Den Eeden SK, Brown JS, Thom DH, Lee SJ, Huang AJ. The burden of nocturia among middle-aged and older women. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jan; 125(1):35-43.
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  3. Partin MR, Burgess DJ, Burgess JF, Gravely A, Haggstrom D, Lillie SE, Nugent S, Powell AA, Shaukat A, Walter LC, Nelson DB. Organizational Predictors of Colonoscopy Follow-up for Positive Fecal Occult Blood Test Results: An Observational Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Feb; 24(2):422-34.
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  4. Shi Y, Boscardin WJ, Walter LC. Reply. Urology. 2014 Nov; 84(5):1065.
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  5. Shi Y, Fung KZ, Freedland SJ, Hoffman RM, Tang VL, Walter LC. Statin Medications Are Associated With a Lower Probability of Having an Abnormal Screening Prostate-specific Antigen Result. Urology. 2014 Nov; 84(5):1058-65.
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  6. Lee SJ, Leipzig RM, Walter LC. Lag time to benefit for preventive therapies--reply. JAMA. 2014 Apr 16; 311(15):1567-8.
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  7. Walter LC, Schonberg MA. Screening mammography in older women: a review. JAMA. 2014 Apr 2; 311(13):1336-47.
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  8. Uhlig K, Leff B, Kent D, Dy S, Brunnhuber K, Burgers JS, Greenfield S, Guyatt G, High K, Leipzig R, Mulrow C, Schmader K, Schunemann H, Walter LC, Woodcock J, Boyd CM. A framework for crafting clinical practice guidelines that are relevant to the care and management of people with multimorbidity. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Apr; 29(4):670-9.
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  9. Espaldon R, Kirby KA, Fung KZ, Hoffman RM, Powell AA, Freedland SJ, Walter LC. Probability of an abnormal screening prostate-specific antigen result based on age, race, and prostate-specific antigen threshold. Urology. 2014 Mar; 83(3):599-605.
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  10. Hurria A, Wildes T, Blair SL, Browner IS, Cohen HJ, Deshazo M, Dotan E, Edil BH, Extermann M, Ganti AK, Holmes HM, Jagsi R, Karlekar MB, Keating NL, Korc-Grodzicki B, McKoy JM, Medeiros BC, Mrozek E, O'Connor T, Rugo HS, Rupper RW, Silliman RA, Stirewalt DL, Tew WP, Walter LC, Weir AB, Bergman MA, Sundar H. Senior adult oncology, version 2.2014: clinical practice guidelines in oncology . J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Jan; 12(1):82-126.
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  11. Lee SJ, Leipzig RM, Walter LC. Incorporating lag time to benefit into prevention decisions for older adults. JAMA. 2013 Dec 25; 310(24):2609-10.
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  12. Smith AK, Walter LC, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE. Disability during the last two years of life. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 9; 173(16):1506-13.
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  13. Linos E, Wehner MR, Frosch DL, Walter L, Chren MM. Patient-reported problems after office procedures. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 8; 173(13):1249-50.
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  14. Walter LC, Fung KZ, Kirby KA, Shi Y, Espaldon R, O'Brien S, Freedland SJ, Powell AA, Hoffman RM. Five-year downstream outcomes following prostate-specific antigen screening in older men. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 May 27; 173(10):866-73.
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  15. Schonberg MA, Walter LC. Talking about stopping cancer screening-not so easy. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 8; 173(7):532-3.
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  16. Thai JN, Walter LC, Eng C, Smith AK. Every patient is an individual: clinicians balance individual factors when discussing prognosis with diverse frail elderly adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Feb; 61(2):264-9.
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  17. Wender R, Fontham ET, Barrera E, Colditz GA, Church TR, Ettinger DS, Etzioni R, Flowers CR, Gazelle GS, Kelsey DK, LaMonte SJ, Michaelson JS, Oeffinger KC, Shih YC, Sullivan DC, Travis W, Walter L, Wolf AM, Brawley OW, Smith RA. American Cancer Society lung cancer screening guidelines. CA Cancer J Clin. 2013 Mar-Apr; 63(2):107-17.
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  18. Lee SJ, Boscardin WJ, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Conell-Price J, O'Brien S, Walter LC. Time lag to benefit after screening for breast and colorectal cancer: meta-analysis of survival data from the United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Denmark. BMJ. 2013; 346:e8441.
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  19. Eckstrom E, Feeny DH, Walter LC, Perdue LA, Whitlock EP. Individualizing cancer screening in older adults: a narrative review and framework for future research. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Feb; 28(2):292-8.
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  20. Williams BA, Goodwin JS, Baillargeon J, Ahalt C, Walter LC. Addressing the aging crisis in U.S. criminal justice health care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Jun; 60(6):1150-6.
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