Dr. Walke is the William Maul Measey –Truman G. Schnabel, Jr., M.D. professor of geriatric medicine and gerontology and Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Her scholarship focus is the development, implementation and analysis of innovative models of care for older adults.
She earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Harvard University, a medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of New Haven. She was an Internal Medicine resident at Montefiore Medical Center and a Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology fellow at Yale before serving on the Yale faculty from 2003-2018. She became an American Geriatrics Society (AGS) fellow in 2014 and was named AGS Outstanding Mid-Career Clinician Educator of the Year in 2017. She serves on the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs Board since 2019 and the American Board of Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine Board since 2020.