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James M. Walter

James M. Walter MD

Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Internal Medicine
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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James M. Walter, MD is a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician focused on the care of critically ill patients in the medical intensive care unit. Dr. Walter attended Princeton University followed by medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan followed by fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Walter’s clinical interests are in the care of adult patients with acute respiratory failure and shock including the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He serves as the Medical Director of the Lung Rescue Program. In this role, he helps direct quality and educational initiatives focused on the care of patients with severe respiratory failure being considered for ECMO.

Dr. Walter has a strong interest in medical education and is involved in curricular leadership for both undergraduate and graduate medical education. He serves as the Director of the Phase 1a Pulmonary Module for 1st year students at the Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition, he is an Associate Program Director for both the Internal Medicine Residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship programs.

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