Jennifer Walter, MD, PhD, MS

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Jennifer K. Walter, MD, PhD, MS, is an attending physician with the Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Research in Improving Communication between health care providers and families of children with chronic illnesses, Ethics research and consult service
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC


Pediatrics - University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL


Pediatrics - University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL

Additional Training

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Board Certification


Undergraduate Degree

MS in Health and Healthcare Research - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Graduate Degree

PhD in Philosophy - Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Departments and Services




Walter JK, B Benneyworth, M Housey, MM Davis. 2013 “Factors Associated with High Quality Communication for Critically-Ill Children” Pediatrics 131 Suppl 1:S90-5. 2011


Walter, JK and Goold, SD. 2011. "Case study. Conjectural Mixed Motives.” Hastings Center Report 41(1):12.

Walter, JK and Goold, SD. 2011. "Reason giving: when public leaders ignore evidence" American Journal of Bioethics 11:12-16.


Walter, Jennifer K and Klein, Eran P. (Eds), 2003. Story of Bioethics: From Seminal Works to Contemporary Explorations. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. 248 pgs.

Posters and Presentations


October, 2011 Conflicting Role Obligations when Soliciting Donations from Grateful Patients--American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities

April, 2011 Relational Autonomy, Motivational Interviewing and Feminist Bioethics--Kennedy Institute of Ethics Georgetown University, Washington, DC