Jennifer R. Walton, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Jennifer Walton, MD, MPH, FAAP, is an assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University, and an attending physician in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, her fellowship in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and earned her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Walton is the Director of Clinical Services at the Ohio State University’s Nisonger Center, one of the nation’s University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Dr. Walton is also an Associate Director of the Ohio State’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program, one of fifty-two LEND programs funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB), with the purpose of providing trainees from diverse professions with leadership development and education in interdisciplinary care and management of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Walton is the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Resident Rotation Director for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s pediatric residency program, and the Co-Director of the hospital’s Williams Syndrome Clinic.

Dr. Walton specializes in the identification and management of children with Williams syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, developmental delay, intellectual disability, and other behavioral and developmental disabilities, as well as the interdisciplinary collaboration and management of these individuals.

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012 - Present
  • Member, Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 2010 - Present
  • Region IV Secretary & Chair-Elect of the Pediatrics Section, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006 - Present
  • Member, National Medical Association, 2005 - Present

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 08/15/2012

Board Certifications
  • Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Date Completed: 06/30/2012
Residency Children's Hospital of Michigan Date Completed: 06/30/2009
Master of Public Health University of Pennsylvania Date Completed: 08/24/2006
Medical School Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Date Completed: 05/30/2006
Professional Experience

2009 - 2012 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellow

2006 - 2009 Children's Hospital of Michigan, Pediatric Resident

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