Dr. Walton spent his formative years in Virginia and South Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from James Madison University and earned his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Following an internship in General Surgery at the University of Kentucky, he completed a Residency in Family Medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Walton went on to complete Fellowships in Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Michigan. While at the University of Michigan, he completed advanced studies in Health Management and Policy through the School of Public Health, earning an MHSA degree in August 2017. His research interests include Health and Aging Policy, Healthcare Resource Utilization and Palliative Medicine in the Post-Acute Care Setting. Dr. Walton is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He joined our clinical faculty in 2017 and currently provides inpatient consult services at UAB Hospital, UAB Highlands Hospital and the Birmingham VA Medical Center.