Durane Walker, MD
Medical Degree: University of the West Indies, Jamaica
American Board of Internal Medicine
Additional Clinical Education
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Queens Hospital Center, Fellowship: Baystate Medical Center
Crossfit training, running, hiking, cooking, vacationing on a beach anywhere
Professional Interests Include: HIV, Hepatitis C, STD treatment and Prevention
Durane Walker, MD (he/him/his) is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and associate program director for the infectious disease training program at Baystate Medical Center where he is responsible for training medical/physician assistant/nurse practitioner students, medical residents and fellows in the art and science of infectious diseases. He has been in practice since 2002 when he graduated from medical school in Jamaica. In his position at Baystate medical center he started the first anal Pap smear screening clinic for HIV infected patients and because of his keen interest in STD treatment and prevention, he has dramatically improved the STD screening rate among their panel of men who have sex with men by standardizing care in the outpatient clinic setting. Because of his professional interest in hepatitis C he was also co-awarded a grant from the MA DPH/New England AIDS Education & Training Center (NEAETC) to train local clinicians to treat hepatitis C through a curriculum that he developed. To date he has trained over 50 providers in western Massachusetts to treat hepatitis C.
Durane has always been passionate about his patients and has aggressively defended their rights and freedoms and was recognized for this by being presented with an award from the New North Citizen’s Council during national black HIV/AIDS awareness day 2020 in recognition of his non-judgmental care of those living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS. Durane is passionate about medical education and also serves as a facilitator for the doctoring and clinical skills course for first year UMASS medical students. He is a member of many professional societies including the Massachusetts Infectious Disease Society, the Infectious Disease Society of America and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) where he also serves as abstract reviewer for their annual GLMA conference.