Walter R. Wilson, M.D.

  1. Infectious Disease Specialist
  2. Internist
  3. Pathologist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  • Musculoskeletal infections
  1. 1975
    Fellow - MicrobiologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1974
    Fellow - Infectious DiseasesMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1973
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1968
    Internship - General MedicineMethodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  5. 1967
    MD - MedicineBaylor College of Medicine
  6. 1963
    BA - ChemistryBaylor University

Certifications

  1. 1975
    Medical MicrobiologyAmerican Board of Pathology
  2. 1974
    Infectious DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 1973
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Teacher of the Year AwardDepartment of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  2. 2017
    Distinguished Alumnus AwardBaylor College of Medicine Alumni Association
  3. 2016
    2016-2017 Top Educator (top 30%)Internal Medicine Residency Program
  4. 2015
    2015 Clinical Teacher AwardInfectious Diseases Society of America
  5. 2015
    Cierny Memorial AwardMusculoskeletal Infection Society
  6. 2015
    2015-2016 Top EducatorDepartment of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  7. 2014
    2014-2015 Top Educator (top 30%)Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  8. 2013
    2013-2014 Top EducatorDepartment of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  9. 2013
    Excellence in TeachingDepartment of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  10. 2013
    Plummer Society Award for ExcellenceMayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  11. 2012
    2012-2013 Top Educator for Resident Education (Top 20%)Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Internal Medicine
  12. 2012
    Rochester Distinguished Mayo Educator - Infectious DiseasesMayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  13. 2012
    Top Educator in Resident Education (top 20%)Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  14. 2012
    Teacher of the Year Award - SubspecialtiesTeacher of the Year by the Mayo Fellows' Association
  15. 2011
    Outstanding Teaching Award for Education MentorInternal Medicine Residency, Department of Internal Medicine
  16. 2010
    2010-2011 Top Educator (top 20%)Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  17. 2008
    Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame, Mayo Fellows Association for the Department of Medicine - SubspecialtiesDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  18. 2008
    Edward G. Rosenow, III, M.D. Professorship in the Art of MedicineBoard of Trustees, Mayo Clinic
  19. 2006
    Henry S. Plummer Distinguished Physician AwardOffice of Faculty Development, Department of Internal Medicine
  20. 2006
    Mayo Pharmaceutical Formulary CommitteeExcellence Through Teamwork Award
  21. 2005
    Teacher of the Year Award, Mayo Fellows Association - SubspecialtiesDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  22. 2000
    Mayo Distinguished Clinician AwardMayo Foundation
  23. 1998
    Distinquished LecturerDepartment of Internal Medicine, Medical Sciences
  24. 1997
    Excellence in Leadership AwardMayo Clinic
  25. 1996
    11th Annual L. L. Braun LectureIllinois Masonic Medical Center, Rush Medical College
  26. 1995
    T. Duckett Jones LectureAmerican Heart Association
  27. 1994
    Marion D. Hargrove, Jr., LectureshipDepartment of Medicine, Louisiana State University
  28. 1993
    Teacher of the Year Hall of FameDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  29. 1988
    Distinquished Faculty Service AwardMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  30. 1986
    Teacher of the Year/Hall of FameMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  31. 1983
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  32. 1980
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  33. 1977
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  34. 1967
    Scholastic HonorBaylor College of Medicine
  35. 1966
    Alpha Omega AlphaAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Professional memberships

  1. 2008 - 2012
    MemberPersonnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  2. 2008 - 2012
    MemberOperational Coordinating Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  3. 2006 - 2014
    MemberMayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  4. 2006 - 2011
    MemberFinance Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  5. 2003
    MasterAmerican College of Chest Physicians
  6. 2002 - 2014
    ReviewerSubcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  7. 2000
    MemberOperations Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  8. 1999 - 2000
    Associate ChairInpatient Practice, Department of Internal Medicine
  9. 1999 - 2000
    MemberLeadership Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  10. 1999 - 2000
    MemberInpatient Practice, Department of Internal Medicine
  11. 1998 - 2004
    ChairHospital Leadership Team, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  12. 1998 - 2000
    MemberNursing Practice Council, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  13. 1998 - 2000
    ChairHospital Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  14. 1998 - 2000
    MemberHospital Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  15. 1998
    ChairAntibiotic Advisory Focus Group, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  16. 1998 - present
    MemberAntibiotic Advisory Focus Group, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  17. 1997 - 1999
    MemberHospital Master Planning Group
  18. 1997 - 1998
    MemberWalker Art Center Planning Committee, Medicine of Art Lecture Series
  19. 1996 - 1997
    AdvisorDivision of Microbiology, Area Committee, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  20. 1996 - 1997
    MemberDivision of Microbiology, Area Committee, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  21. 1994 - present
    Council MemberOrganizing Committee, International Society of Infective Endocarditis
  22. 1994 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Infective Endocarditis
  23. 1994 - present
    MemberOrganizing Committee, International Society of Infective Endocarditis
  24. 1992 - 1998
    MemberSubspecialty Board in Infectious Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
  25. 1992 - 1998
    MemberManagement of Infective Endocarditis,Statement of Management of Streptococcal Endocarditis, European Working Group
  26. 1992 - 1996
    MemberPublications Committee, Infectious Diseases Society of America
  27. 1992
    MemberPolicy Statement for Management of Infective Endocarditis, European Working Group
  28. 1991 - 1996
    MemberSubcommittee on Enterococci, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  29. 1990 - 1999
    MemberAdministrative Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  30. 1989 - 2006
    MemberTask Force Medical Industry Relations Committee
  31. 1989 - 1997
    MemberSubcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  32. 1989 - 1992
    ChairSubcommittee on Treatment of bacteremia and Infective Endocarditis, Food and Drug Administration
  33. 1989 - 1992
    MemberSubcommittee on Treatment of bacteremia and Infective Endocarditis, Food and Drug Administration
  34. 1988 - 2020
    MemberCouncil on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, American Heart Association
  35. 1988 - 2001
    ChairTask Force of Antimicrobial Usage, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  36. 1988 - 2001
    MemberTask Force of Antimicrobial Usage, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  37. 1987 - present
    MemberAd Hoc Committee on Infective Endocarditis, American Heart Association
  38. 1985 - 1988
    MemberClinical Affairs Committee, Infectious Diseases Society of America
  39. 1985 - 1988
    MemberNational Foundation for Infectious Diseases
  40. 1985 - 1988
    MemberBoard of Governors, Midwestern Division, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
  41. 1985 - 1987
    Councilor-at-LargeOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  42. 1985 - 1987
    MemberHealth-Related Sciences Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  43. 1985 - 1987
    MemberOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  44. 1985 - 1987
    MemberAcademy for International Medical Studies
  45. 1985 - 1987
    MemberAd hoc Committee, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
  46. 1985 - present
    Co-ChairInternational Committee on Treatment of Infective Endocarditis
  47. 1985 - present
    MemberInternational Committee on Treatment of Infective Endocarditis
  48. 1984 - 2018
    Executive Board MemberPrevention of Infections of Vascular Grafts and Prostheses Subcommittee, International Steering Committee
  49. 1984 - 2018
    MemberPrevention of Infections of Vascular Grafts and Prostheses Subcommittee, International Steering Committee
  50. 1984 - 1988
    ChairPharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  51. 1984 - 1988
    MemberPharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  52. 1984 - 1986
    MemberExecutive Clinical Reviews Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  53. 1983 - 1987
    MemberClinical Reviews Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  54. 1983 - 1986
    ChairInfective Endocarditis Subcommittee, International Steering Committee
  55. 1983 - 1986
    MemberInfective Endocarditis Subcommittee, International Steering Committee
  56. 1982 - 1983
    MemberSubspecialty Residency Review Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  57. 1981 - 1992
    DirectorResearch Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  58. 1981 - 1992
    MemberResearch Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  59. 1980 - 1981
    MemberAd Hoc Committee on Infective Endocarditis, American Heart Association
  60. 1979 - 1983
    MemberSteering Committee on Infectious Diseases, American College of Chest Physicians
  61. 1979 - 1983
    MemberCommittee on Cardiopulmonary Infections, American College of Chest Physicians
  62. 1978 - 1980
    MemberInfective Endocarditis Subcommittee, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  63. 1977 - 1988
    MemberPharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  64. 1977 - 1986
    MemberGrand Rounds Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  65. 1976 - 1977
    MemberAd Hoc Committee, Engineering, Media and Systems Coordination, Department of Facilities & Support Services
  66. 1975 - 1983
    DirectorAdvanced Clinical Residency Program in Infectious Diseases, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  67. 1975 - 1983
    MemberAdvanced Clinical Residency Program in Infectious Diseases, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  68. 1975 - 1983
    ChairResearch Committee, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  69. 1975 - 1983
    MemberResearch Committee, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  70.  
    ChairPharmaceutical Formulary Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  71.  
    ChairCompliance Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  72.  
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  73.  
    FellowAmerican Federation for Clinical Research
  74.  
    FellowAmerican College of Chest Physicians
  75.  
    FellowInfectious Diseases Society of America
  76.  
    FellowMusculoskeletal Infection Society of America
  77.  
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  78.  
    MemberAmerican Society for Microbiology
  79.  
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Publications