Dr. Mark Walker is a high-risk obstetrician and Clinical Epidemiologist. He has published over 250 peer reviewed articles and has made a significant impact in our understanding of folic acid in pregnancy, thrombophilia in pregnancy. Dr. Walker is highly involved in public policy at the provincial and national levels advocating for women and children’s health.
Dr. Walker’s leadership roles include Scientific Director of BORN Ontario and Co-Lead of Safer Birth, a new initiate launched by the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health to improve quality and of maternity care throughout Ontario. Dr. Walker is a former Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa and former Chief of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care at the Ottawa Hospital. He is currently the Interim Vice Dean, Internationalization and Global Health.