Dr. Garrett Walters, MD
Dr. Garrett Walters studied at the University of Virginia for his undergraduate education, where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor in Science in Chemistry with a Specialization in Biochemistry. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, where after only two years of academic excellence he was inducted into Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (AOA).
He completed his intern year at Riverside Regional Medical Center transitional year program follow by radiology residency at University of Maryland, where he developed a strong interest in emergency/trauma radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, and radiology education. He taught radiology residents and medical students both during radiology rotations and through the University of Maryland School of Medicine. During his last year he was elected Senior Chief Resident by his peers. He received the “Hawk Award” in “For Excellence in Clinical Services and Commitment to the Education of Residents and Students.” His last year he was inducted in the “Resident Hall of Fame” and was awarded “Resident Teacher of the Year.”
After residency, he completed a musculoskeletal fellowship year at the University of Virginia where he Interpreted a high volume of musculoskeletal MR, CT, ultrasound, and radiograph exams. He performed a high volume of fluoroscopic, CT, and ultrasound-guided procedures including joint/bursa/tendon/epidural injections, nerve root blocks, arthrograms, and biopsies. At the completion of his fellowship year he received the “Most Outstanding Fellow Award/Fellow of the Year Award” in “Recognition of Excellence in Teaching and Clinical Work.”
After radiology training Dr. Walters began practice in teleradiology where he became even more efficient and more accurate. He’s had numerous “perfect quarters” and is regularly sought out for consultation by his peers.
Dr. Walters met Dr. Prometheus Lionhart through a chance encounter. They became friends and learned they had a shared passion and shared vision for radiology education. They co-created “iRad” and “Virtual Readout” and partnered on a novel, comprehensive, long-term radiology education project, which began as a course on chest radiograph interpretation (TeachMeChest.com) and is now expanding with new content. Their shared vision for radiology education is called “Radiology Ronin.”
Dr. Walters aspires to spread kindness and creativity and to share his knowledge of clinical excellence through numerous talks, lectures, teaching points, search patterns, and active learning experiences. He is in ongoing collaboration with Dr. Lionhart to create novel, high-quality content.
When Dr. Walters isn’t doing or teaching radiology, he spends his time with his wife and three children. He also has a great passion for Olympic Weightlifting and spends a lot of time strength training. He might even post some lifting videos to RadiologyRonin.com for fun and to share with anyone who might be interested.
Dr. Walters’ message to Radiology Ronin students: “I wish you the very best in learning and in life- for life is very short, even at its longest.”