1 hr 5 min

S1E8: Dr. David Walton Off-Track, On-Purpose

    • Education

Today's guest, Dr. David Walton, is a brilliant example of making it count and living with purpose.

The youngest of 3 boys, David didn’t understand his true potential until later in his academic journey, in large part thanks to his single mother’s enduring belief in him, even when he didn’t believe in himself.

Late in his collegiate career he realized his vocational calling – to work as a physician and dedicate his life to remediating inequity in healthcare amongst the poor and disenfranchised.

He relocated to Boston for medical school, where he obtained his MD and Masters in Public Health from Harvard.

After completing his residency in Internal Medicine and Global Health he spent the next 15 years living and working in rural Haiti, where his work focused on health systems strengthening, improvement and expansion of medical care, and medical infrastructure in resource-constrained settings.

Dr. Walton is the co-founder and previously served as the CEO of Build Health International, a non-profit dedicated to designing and building health infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries.

He now works as the Senior Director of Global Health at Butterfly Network, focused on reducing disparities of access to healthcare by making medical imaging accessible to everyone around the world.

Most important, David met the love of his life after he moved back to Boston full time, and he and his partner are the proud parents of Blue, the cutest rescue dog in Boston.

Today's guest, Dr. David Walton, is a brilliant example of making it count and living with purpose.

The youngest of 3 boys, David didn’t understand his true potential until later in his academic journey, in large part thanks to his single mother’s enduring belief in him, even when he didn’t believe in himself.

Late in his collegiate career he realized his vocational calling – to work as a physician and dedicate his life to remediating inequity in healthcare amongst the poor and disenfranchised.

He relocated to Boston for medical school, where he obtained his MD and Masters in Public Health from Harvard.

After completing his residency in Internal Medicine and Global Health he spent the next 15 years living and working in rural Haiti, where his work focused on health systems strengthening, improvement and expansion of medical care, and medical infrastructure in resource-constrained settings.

Dr. Walton is the co-founder and previously served as the CEO of Build Health International, a non-profit dedicated to designing and building health infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries.

He now works as the Senior Director of Global Health at Butterfly Network, focused on reducing disparities of access to healthcare by making medical imaging accessible to everyone around the world.

Most important, David met the love of his life after he moved back to Boston full time, and he and his partner are the proud parents of Blue, the cutest rescue dog in Boston.

1 hr 5 min

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