Dr Curtis Walker
Ko Whakatōhea rāua ko Ngāti Porou ngā iwi.
Formerly a veterinarian, Dr Walker retrained in human medicine and qualified from Auckland Medical School in 2007. He obtained his RACP Fellowships in nephrology and general medicine in 2015 and 2016.
Dr Walker was President of the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA) for 5 years, and serves on the board of the Māori Medical Practitioners Association (Te ORA). In 2015 he was elected to the Medical Council of New Zealand and was elected as Chair of the Medical Council in February 2019.
He is committed to ensuring our medical workforce and medical institutions are culturally competent and able to deliver culturally safe training to doctors and culturally safe care to patients. He is passionate about supporting doctors through the long years of specialist training, and improving health equity in Aotearoa.
Dr Walker works as a renal and general physician at MidCentral District Health Board and loves living in Palmerston North with his wife and two young tamariki.
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