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Louise C. Walter, MD

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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Freedland SJ, Walter LC. 80 is the new 60: implications of irrational exuberance regarding longevity on prostate cancer treatment decisions. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 May; 27(5):485-6.
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  12. Wang S, Wong ML, Hamilton N, Davoren JB, Jahan TM, Walter LC. Impact of age and comorbidity on non-small-cell lung cancer treatment in older veterans. J Clin Oncol. 2012 May 1; 30(13):1447-55.
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  13. Hurria A, Browner IS, Cohen HJ, Denlinger CS, deShazo M, Extermann M, Ganti AK, Holland JC, Holmes HM, Karlekar MB, Keating NL, McKoy J, Medeiros BC, Mrozek E, O'Connor T, Petersdorf SH, Rugo HS, Silliman RA, Tew WP, Walter LC, Weir AB, Wildes T. Senior adult oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2012 Feb; 10(2):162-209.
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  14. Dinh TA, Alperin P, Walter LC, Smith R. Impact of comorbidity on colorectal cancer screening cost-effectiveness study in diabetic populations. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jun; 27(6):730-8.
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  15. So C, Kirby KA, Mehta K, Hoffman RM, Powell AA, Freedland SJ, Sirovich B, Yano EM, Walter LC. Medical center characteristics associated with PSA screening in elderly veterans with limited life expectancy. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jun; 27(6):653-60.
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  16. Walter LC. What is the right cancer screening rate for older adults. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Dec 12; 171(22):2037-9.
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  17. Walter LC. Health services research is translational: lessons learned from VHA-funded research on cancer screening in older adults. Transl Behav Med. 2011 Dec; 1(4):548-50.
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  18. Ahalt C, Walter LC, Yourman L, Eng C, PĂ©rez-Stable EJ, Smith AK. "Knowing is better": preferences of diverse older adults for discussing prognosis. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 May; 27(5):568-75.
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  19. Lee SJ, Walter LC. Quality indicators for older adults: preventing unintended harms. JAMA. 2011 Oct 5; 306(13):1481-2.
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  20. Day LW, Kwon A, Inadomi JM, Walter LC, Somsouk M. Adverse events in older patients undergoing colonoscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Oct; 74(4):885-96.
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