Dr Douglas S Walsh is a Colonel in the Medical Corps of the US Army and Chief of the Department of Clinical Trials at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Maryland. His professional research interests encompass a wide range of tropical diseases and dermatoses, including leprosy and the Buruli ulcer.
Between 1983 and 1985 Dr Walsh was a research assistant at Bethesda Research Laboratories, Rockville, Maryland and the Department of Molecular Virology, Gamble Institute of Medical Research, Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his MD from the George Washington University School of Medicine in 1989 and has thereafter served under the US Army, carrying out and directing medical research in Washington DC, Thailand, Georgia and Maryland. He is involved in teaching and holds various faculty posts in Dermatology. He is a member of numerous professional scientific societies.
Dr Walsh has undertaken research on leprosy in the Philippines, and benefitted from hospital and clinical privileges at the Leonard Wood Memorial Center for Leprosy Research (American Leprosy Foundation), Cebu City, Philippines from 1996-01. He was appointed to the board of the Damien-Dutton Society for Leprosy Aid in 2002 and the Leonard Wood Memorial in 2006. In 2004 he was invited to present on “Alternative treatments for leprosy, including ROM” at the Leprosy Treatment Symposium, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Meeting.
This entry was added 5 September, 2006.
Research Institute(s) associated with:
Leonard Wood Memorial, Cebu, Philippines
Dr Walsh has authored or co-authored over 90 articles (not including abstracts): those directly relevant to leprosy are listed below:
Meyers WM, Walsh DS. “Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer: The Major Cutaneous Mycobacterioses”, Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (6 th edition, publication date 2007).