Dr. Edward Walton earned his BA in biology from Middlebury College and his MD from Dartmouth Medical School. He then went on to complete Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics residencies at the University of California, San Diego. He is Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and practices Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Ascension – St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit Michigan. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Walton has been involved in camping and camp health research for twenty years, and his scholarly articles concerning camp health issues have appeared in major medical journals. He is Medical Director of North Star Reach, the newest member camp of the SeriousFun Children’s Network of camps. He also consults on camp health issues for the American Academy of Pediatrics and served as a member of the National Board of the American Camp Association. Dr. Walton has shared his youth development and camp expertise at medical and other professional conferences, in broadcast and print media, and on the Internet.
Dr. Walton has received a variety of honors and recognitions for excellence in education, service, and patient care. The Michigan College of Emergency Physicians named him “Emergency Physician of the Year” in 2007. Dr. Walton is a longtime member of the American Camp Association