UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Walker, Joshua Lawrence

School of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery
(210) 567-5616

My primary duties include leading the perfusion division, providing surgical first assisting, and cardiopulmonary bypass for patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgeries. I care for patients ranging from new born babies to the elderly. Services are provided at University Hospital in San Antonio, TX. As the chief of perfusion services, I lead a group of six cardiovascular perfusionists, as well as handling day to day operations, ensuring that equipment is functional, patient care disposables are available, and interfacing with many departments to ensure that we have all the tools required to provide patient care. I have a passion for conducting, writing, and presenting research throughout my professional organizations. Additional responsibilities include educating perfusion students, residents, nursing, and respiratory care students that come through the operating arena as part of their educational experience.

5/2007 - Present Specialist and Cardiovascular Perfusionist UT Health San Antonio, Cardiothoracic Surgery, San Antonio, TX