Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Thomas Walker's Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.)
Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
High Distinction, Class rank: 3.
July 2003 – June 2007

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Biology
Summa Cum Laude
April 2000 – June 2003

EXPERIENCE
Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FPRS).
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Director: Dean M. Toriumi, M.D.
July 2012 – June 2013
Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida
July 2007 – June 2012
BOOK CHAPTERS

Thomas J. Walker and Dean M. Toriumi. “Philosophy and Principles of Rhinoplasty.” In
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 4th edition. Edited by Dr. Ira Papel et al. Thieme.
In publication.

Tara Brennan, MD, Thomas J. Walker, MD and Dean M. Toriumi, MD. “Rhinoplasty.”
In Operative Procedures in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. CRC Press. In publication.

Thomas J. Walker and Dean M. Toriumi. “Revision Rhinoplasty.” In Cummings
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery,
6th edition. Elsevier. December 2014.

Thomas J. Walker and Dean M. Toriumi. “Special Problems in Nasal Reconstruction.”
In Facial Surgery: Plastic and Reconstructive. Edited by Drs. Mack Cheney and Tessa Hadlock. CRC Press. October 2014.

Thomas J. Walker and Dean M. Toriumi “Revision Rhinoplasty.” In Facial Surgery: Plastic and Reconstructive. Edited by Drs. Mack Cheney and Tessa Hadlock. CRC Press. October 2014.

Dr. Thomas J. Walker, MD and Dr. Ramzi Younis, MD. “Acute and Chronic
Rhinosinusitis.” In Encyclopedia or Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. 2013, pp 39-46.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Thomas J. Walker and Steven H. Dayan. Comparison and Overview of Currently Available Neurotoxins. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology (JCAD). 2014;7(2): 31-39.

Alabiad CR, Weed DT, Walker TJ, Vivero R, Hobeika GA, Hatoum GF, Shriver EM, Tse DT. En bloc resection of lacrimal sac tumors and simultaneous orbital reconstruction—surgical and functional outcomes. Journal of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In publication.

Eloy JA, Walker TJ, Casiano RR, Ruiz JW. Effect of coblation polypectomy on estimated blood loss in endoscopic sinus surgery. American Journal of Rhinology. 2009 Sep-Oct;23(5):535-9.

Walker T, Chen T, Bergeron CM, Fischbein NJ, Kaplan MJ, Monfared A. Radiology quiz case 1. Ameloblastoma. Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2008 Mar; 134 (3): 328-330.

PRESENTATIONS

Poster presentation. Walker T, Abi-Hachem R, Liu XZ, VanDeWater T, Angeli SA. “The
Effect of Middle Ear Irrigations on Mucosal Biofilms in an Animal Model of Acute Otitis
Media.” AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Expo. San Francisco, California. September
2011.

Poster presentation Alabiad CR, Walker T, Vivero R, Hatoum G, Weed D, Tse D. A
Novel Approach to Resection and Reconstruction of Lacrimal Sac Tumors. American Society
of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery Spring Symposium. Amelia Island, Florida. May
2011.

Poster presentation. Walker T, Desrosier A, Thaller SR, Halliday N, Younis R.
“Endoscopy-Assisted Resection of Oropharyngeal Mature Cystic Teratoma: A Case Report.”
American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association National Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2011.

Grand Rounds. “Pediatric Rhinosinusitis: Role of Adenoids?” Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. University of Miami, Miami, Florida. November 2010.

Poster presentation. Walker T, Abi-Hachem R, Liu XZ, VanDeWater T, Angeli SA. “The
Effect of Middle Ear Irrigations on Mucosal Biofilms in an Animal Model of Acute Otitis
Media.” AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Expo. Boston, Massachussetts. September
2010.

Grand Rounds. “The New Face: Dermal Fillers.” Department of Otolaryngology – Head &
Neck Surgery. University of Miami, Miami, Florida. May 2010.

Poster presentation. Walker T, Younis R. “Epidural Anesthesia: A Safe and Effective
Alternative for EXIT Procedure.” American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology annual
meeting in conjunction with COSM. Las Vegas, Nevada. April 2010.

Rounds. “Malignant Otitis Externa.” Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck
Surgery. University of Miami, Miami, Florida. Oct. 2009

Grand Rounds.“The EXIT Procedure and Oropharyngeal Teratomas.” Department of
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. University of Miami, Miami, Florida. August 2009.

Grand Rounds. “Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” Department of
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. University of Miami, Miami, Florida. June 2009.

Grand Rounds. “Endoscopic Repair of Zenker’s Diverticuli.” Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. University of Miami, Miami, Florida. October 2008.

Poster presentation. Walker T, Eloy JA, Casiano RR, Ruiz JW. “Effect of Coblation
Polypectomy on Estimated Blood Loss in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.” American Rhinologic
Society Fall Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. September 2008.

Grand Rounds. “Otosclerosis and Stapedectomy in Children.” Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. University of Miami, Miami, Florida. July 2008.

HONORS & AWARDS
University of Miami Resident Research Award. 1st place winner. June 2010.
Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Medical Honor Society. Oct. 2005.
Year IV Academic Honors. Wayne State University School of Medicine. June 2007.
Year III Academic Honors. Wayne State University School of Medicine. June 2006.
Year II Academic Honors. Wayne State University School of Medicine. May 2005.
Year I Academic Honors. Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Departmental Honors. Biology and Chemistry, Oakland University. April 2003.
Golden Key International Honor Society. April 2002
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research grant. $30,000 research grant from Medtronic. Analysis of the effect of middle ear irrigations on mucosal biofilms in a chinchilla animal model of acute otitis media. A hydrodebrider prototype was custom-made by Medtronic to maximize surface coverage with the irrigations, to maintain and control for a steady pressure, and to apply a steady flow rate. July 2010 – June 2012.

Research. “Analysis of Facial Implants for Bacterial Biofilm Formation using Scanning Electron Microscopy.” Principal Investigator: Dean M. Toriumi, MD. University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, Chicago. In progress..

Research. “The effect of middle ear irrigations on mucosal biofilms in an animal model of acute otitis media.” Principal Investigators: Simon I. Angeli, MD; Xue Zhong Liu, MD, PhD
University of Miami, Miami, Florida. 2010 – 2012.

Research. “Effect of Coblation Polypectomy on Estimated Blood Loss in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: A Pilot Study.” Principal Investigator: Jose, Ruiz, MD. University of Miami, Miami, Florida. 2009.

Research. Study of human hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma homeobox gene “BP1” expression using immunohistochemical staining techniques. Principal Investigator: Maria Worsham, PhD. Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. 2006 – 2007.

Research. “Sleep Apnea Disability (“SAD”) Index.” Creation and evaluation of questionnaire to evaluate severity and response to medical or surgical management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Principal Investigator: Kathleen Yaremchuk, M.D. Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. 2006 – 2007.

Research. “Synthesis of pseudouridine-derivative related to oxidation-resistant nucleic acids.” Investigation of possible free radical damage prevention in human RNA. Principal Investigator: Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, PhD. Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. 2002 – 2003.

SURGICAL COURSES
2013 Soft Tissue Workshop (Course Instructor). Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
2012 University of Miami Rhinoplasty Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2012 University of Miami Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2012 University of Miami Temporal Bone Dissection Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2011 Stryker® Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Course. Mahwah, New Jersey.
2011 University of Miami Rhinoplasty Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2011 University of Miami Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2011 University of Miami Temporal Bone Dissection Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2010 University of Miami Rhinoplasty Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2010 University of Miami Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2010 University of Miami Temporal Bone Dissection Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2009 University of Miami Rhinoplasty Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2009 University of Miami Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2009 University of Miami Temporal Bone Dissection Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2008 University of Miami Rhinoplasty Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2008 University of Miami Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2008 University of Miami Temporal Bone Dissection Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2007 University of Miami Rhinoplasty Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2007 University of Miami Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
2007 University of Miami Temporal Bone Dissection Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
American Medical Association (AMA)
LANGUAGES
English (fluent)
German (fluent)
French (conversational)