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Division of General Internal Medicine

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photo Gena Marie Walker, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director of Hospital Medicine

Director, Inpatient Medicine Value and Quality


Phone: 412-692-4882

Office: 200 Lothrop Street
Montefure Hospital, Suite G100
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4882
Fax: 412-692-4555
Administrative Assistant:
Crystal Lisowski
Address: UPMC Montefiore
200 Lothrop Street, MUH G100
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-2523
Fax: 412-692-4555
Administrative Assistant:
Anna Meurer
Phone: 412-692-4882
Fax: 412-692-4555
Education and Training
BS Animal and Veterinary Sciences, West Virginia University, 1996
MD, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2000
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency, UPMC, 2004
Clinical Interest
Dr. Walker is the Medical Director of Hospital Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She is also the Director of Inpatient Medicine Value and Quality and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine before completing a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at UPMC, serving as Chief Resident from 2003-2004. Following residency, she worked at the Carolinas Medical Center, where her clinical acumen was quickly recognized. She served as both Chief of Internal Medicine and Co-Director of the Carolinas Hospitalist Group, and was awarded Physician of the Year in 2010. She joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 2018 and is heavily involved in clinical care, medical education, hospitalist leadership, and hospital service.
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Selected Publications:
Kolarik, RC, Walker, G, Arnold, RM. Pediatric resident education in palliative care: a needs assessment. Pediatrics. 2006; 117(6): 1949-54.
Scheurer, DB, Miller, JG, Blair, DI, Pride, PJ, Walker, GM, Cawley, PJ. Hospitalists and improved cost savings in patients with bacterial pneumonia at a state level. Southern Medical Journal. 2005; 98(6): 607-10.
Notable Achievements
Physician of the Year, Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy, 2010
Planetree Physician Champion Award, Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy, 2012
Charlotte Magazine’s “Top Doctors” List, 2012-2016, 2018