Robert L. "Bob" Walker
Robert L. (Bob) Walker joined the Hospital in 1979. He is responsible for the overall strategic and operational direction of the hospital and continuing its position as one of the top-ranked pediatric orthopedic hospitals in the nation. Bob was named president and chief executive officer in 2012 and previously served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer. Bob's current strategic responsibilities include working with the Board of Trustees, medical and administrative staff to ensure that the highest degree of medical care is provided to our patients. In addition, he is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of the hospital.
Bob serves on the board of trustees as well as the Executive Committee and Audit Committee of the Texas Hospital Association. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council, the advisory board for The Ronald McDonald House, the advisory board for Camp John Marc and the Executive Committee of the Dallas White Rock Marathon. Bob is past board chairman for the Shelton School and Evaluation Center. A native of Garland, Texas, he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from East Texas University and his Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he has been honored with the Trinity University Dean Leonard A. Duce Award for Excellence in Healthcare. Bob is a 33° Scottish Rite Mason and holds fellowship status in the American College of Healthcare Executives.