Looking Back…Moving Forward: Building Bridges Between Pediatric and Adult Hydrocephalus

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Dr. Marion Walker, pediatric neurosurgeon hydrocephalusDr. Marion (Jack) Walker has dedicated the last 37 years of his life to pediatric neurosurgery, currently practicing at Primary Children’s Medical Center and serving as a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. In addition to being a beloved neurosurgeon in our community, he is an active advocate for hydrocephalus awareness and research, as well as a proponent for educating his adult-focused colleagues on the needs of children transitioning to adult medical services. As we continue our interview series in commemoration of our 30th anniversary, Dr. Walker reflects on his career and long-standing relationship with the Hydrocephalus Association as a member of the Board of Directors and the chair of the Medical Advisory Board, as well as the challenges he sees facing the hydrocephalus community. To honor his years of service to our community, Dr. Walker was recently awarded the Vision Award for Service at the first annual Hydrocephalus Association Vision Dinner which took place on October 10, 2013, in New York City.  (more…)