Charles N Walker, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

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Cancer Center, Yale

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Urology: General Adult Urology | General Urology | Male Reproductive Health/Sexual Medicine

Yale Medical Group

Biography

Dr. Charles N. Walker has dedicated his career to advocating for men’s health and improving quality of life for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction, prostate problems, and other male-related health issues.

“Both erectile dysfunction and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH, or enlargement of the prostate) are non-life-threatening diseases. They can be effectively treated if diagnosed early and treated with the appropriate therapy,” Dr. Walker says.

Dr. Walker balances a busy clinical and surgical practice with research and lecturing in the Yale School of Medicine community and nationally. His surgical expertise includes insertion of penile implants, minimally invasive surgery for BPH, “no scalpel” vasectomy, and other related procedures. He also performs and trains other urologists on Greenlight laser vaporization of the prostate, a new, minimally invasive, outpatient laser technology that can relieve symptoms of obstruction in men with BPH. Dr. Walker was one of the first urologists in Connecticut to be certified in this procedure in 2004.

Responding to the growing understanding of the link between cardiovascular health and male sexual problems, Dr. Walker established the Yale Cardiovascular and Sexual Health Clinic, a collaboration between doctors in both the urology and cardiovascular medicine specialties. “I am excited about our clearer understanding of the relationship between erectile dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular disease,” Dr. Walker says. “We now know that ED can predict cardiovascular disease. This has tremendous implications for prevention. I hope that it will encourage men to make healthier lifestyle choices.”

In collaboration with the Sexuality, Intimacy and Menopause clinic within the Gynecology Department, Dr. Walker offers sexual health services for spouses of women with gynecologic cancers at Smilow Cancer Hospital. The clinic will also support men with all types of cancers receiving care at Smilow Cancer Hospital and elsewhere.

Dr. Walker is committed to bringing excellent healthcare to those that may not have had access to it in the past. “Our department has made a commitment to try to correct inequalities in the health care of men,” he says. “We have started prostate cancer screening and outreach programs both in the Yale hospitals and out in the surrounding community.”

Education & Training

MD Cornell University Medical College (2000)
BS Georgetown University,
Administrative Chief Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Intern and Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Board Certification AB of Urology, Urology (2008)

Honors & Recognition

  • Urology Administrative Chief ResidentYale University School of Medicine (2005)

  • Bristol-Meyer Squibb Academic Medicine Fellow, Fellowship Program in Academic Medicine National Medicine Fellowships Inc. (2002)

  • Conferred the degree of Doctor of Medicine with Honors in ResearchJoan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY (2000)

  • Doctor of Medicine with Honors in ResearchWeill Medical College of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2000)

Professional Service

  • Member American Geriatric Society (2012 - 2012)

  • Member R. Frank Jones Urological Society (2010 - 2015)

  • Moderator, Annual Meeting Scientific Program R. Frank Jones Urological Society (2010 - 2015)

  • Advisor, Minority Mentorship Program R. Frank Jones Urological Society (2010 - 2015)

  • Member Geriatric Urology Society (2010 - 2015)

  • Member Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons (2006 - 2015)

  • Member American Urologic Association (2006 - 2015)

  • Member Sexual Medicine Society of North America (2005 - 2015)

  • Moderator Prostate Cancer Awareness Support Group, VA Connecticut Healthcare System (2007 - 2011)

  • Editor JAG Manuscript # JAG 14-0004 "Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy improves erectile dysfunction - a pilot study with 2 years follow up." (2014 - 2014)

International Activity

  • Yale New Haven Hospital Shoreline Community Health: "Urinary problems in men: it's not only about ED." Guilford, CT, United States (2014 - 2014)

  • Yale University School of Medicine Resident Lecture Series - Campbell's Review: Chapter 23 - Physiology of Penile erection and Pathophysiology of Erectile Dysfunction. New Haven, CT, United States (2014 - 2014)

  • Lecture - Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven "Intimacy at Every Stage" - A forum on sexual health and wellness when facing an illness. New Haven, CT, United States (2014 - 2014)

  • National Medical Association Annual Meeting, "Greenlight Vaporization of the Prostate Using the XPS-Moxy." United States (2012 - 2012)

  • National Medical Association Annual Meeting, Hands-On Workshop: Greenlight XPS-Moxy for Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate. United States (2012 - 2012)

  • Yale Univ. School of Medicine Mechanisms of Disease Course: Organs/Systems: Renal Module Lecture: "Urinary Obstruction." New Haven, CT, United States (2011 - 2013)

  • Yale Univ. School of Medicine Urology Residency Lecture Series: "Urinary Obstruction." New Haven, CT, United States (2011 - 2012)

  • Yale Univ. School of Medicine PA Program Nephrology Lecture Series: "Genitourinary Trauma and Urologic Emergencies." New Haven, CT, United States (2011 - 2012)

  • National Medical Association Annual Meeting, "High Frequency Focused Ultrasound for the Treatment of Recurrent Prostate Cancer after External Beam Radiation Therapy." United States (2011 - 2011)

  • Course Director, Yale Univ. School of Medicine Mechanisms of Disease Course: Organs/Systems: Renal Module: GU Tumor Lab New Haven, CT, United States (2010 - 2012)

  • Yale Univ. School of Medicine General Surgery Residency Lecture Series: "Genitourinary Trauma and Urologic Emergencies." New Haven, CT, United States (2010 - 2010)

  • Urology Grand Rounds, Yale Univ. School of Medicine "Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate. The New gold standard in the treatment of BPH?" New Haven, CT, United States (2010 - 2010)

  • National Medical Association Annual Meeting. "Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate. The New gold standard in the treatment of BPH?" Las Vegas, NV, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Yale Univ. School of Medicine Urology Residency Lecture Series: "Genitourinary Trauma and Urologic Emergencies." New Haven. CT, United States (2009 - 2012)

  • National Medical Association Annual Meeting. "Photoselective vaporization of the prostrate. Is TURP a thing of the past?" Honolulu. HI, United States (2007 - 2007)

  • Moderator, Yale Univ. School of Medicine Mechanisms of Disease Course: Organs/Systems: Renal Module: GU Tumor Lab New Haven, CT, United States (2007 - 2013)

  • Yale Univ. School of Medicine PA Program Nephrology Lecture Series: "Genitourinary Trauma and Urologic Emergencies." New Haven, CT, United States (2007 - 2012)

  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America (2005)

    Sexual Medicine Society of North America

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Contact Info

Charles N Walker, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Urology Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th Floor Multispecialty Care Center

New Haven, CT 06511
Cardiovascular and Sexual Health ClinicYale-New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
111 Goose Lane, Ste 2400

Guilford, CT 06437
Yale Urology330 Orchard Street, Ste 164
New Haven, CT 06511
VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
Mailing Address
PO Box 208058
New Haven, CT 06520-8058

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