Dr. Walter enjoys caring for young athletes from elementary school through college (ages 8-22). He involves the athlete and their family in the decision making process, with the goal of keeping people active and healthy, and returning to play as quickly and safely as possible.
Dr. Walter has been a member of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee since 2006, where he has helped to create guidelines for the safe participation of Wisconsin’s high school athletes. He was appointed to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, serving a four year term from 2008-2012. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and an active member of the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. He is an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Walter was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine committee on Sport-related Concussion in Youth.
Dr. Walter has authored many articles on sports injuries in children and concussions in the young athlete. Dr. Walter has helped create The Sports Concussion Program in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Froedtert Hospital.
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