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L. Kyle Walker, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:



110 S. Paca St., 8th Floor, Suite 820

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-6957



Education and Training

1974-78     B.S., NewcombCollege of TulaneUniversity (Biology)

1978-82     M.D., University of Mississippi

1982-83     Intern in Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville TN

1983-85     Resident in Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville TN

1985-86     Chief Resident/Instructor, University of Mississippi, Jackson MS

1986-88     Fellowship in Pediatric Intensive Care, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore MD


Linda Kyle Walker graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical School in 1982 and completed a pediatrics residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital in 1985.  She returned to the University of Mississippi in 1986 as Pediatric Chief Resident before beginning a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions which she completed in 1988.  Dr. Walker maintains board certification in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care, and has served as faculty at Johns Hopkins, Children's National Medical Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital and the University of Maryland Children's Hospital.  While at Lehigh Valley Hospital she maintained adjunct faculty positions at Hershey Medical School and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Dr. Walker's research areas of interest include Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, pediatric respiratory failure and medical devices.  She is a member of AOA, AAP, ELSO and SCCM.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, pediatric respiratory failure and medical devices

Highlighted Publications

Lardieri, A.B., Fusco, N.M., Simone, S., Walker, L.K., Morgan, J.A., Parbuoni, K.A. : Effects of clonidine on withdrawal from long-term dexmedetomidine in the pediatric patient.  J. Pediatr Pharmacol Ther 2015; 20(1):45-53.

Pelidis, M.A., Kato, G.J, Resar, L.M.S., Dover, G.J., Nichols, D.J., Walker, L.K., et al.: Successful treatment of life-threatening acute chest syndrome of sickle cell disease with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.  Journal of Hematology Oncology 19(5):459-471, 1997
Walker, L.K., Short, B.L., Traystman, R.J.: Impaired Cerebral autoregulation during venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the newborn lamb.  Critical Care Medicine 24:2001-2006, 1996.
Martin, L.D., Bratton, S.L., Walker, L.K.: Principles and Practice of Respiratory Support and Mechanical Ventilation. (Chapter) in Rogers, M.C., The Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, Third Ed. 1996
Short, B.L., Walker, L.K., ECLS and the Brain. (Chapter) in Zwischenberger, J.B., Bartlett, RH. (Eds.)Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Support in Critical Care. 1995