James Walton is Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer at Baylor Health Care System. He is also the Vice President of the Office of Community Health Improvement, Health Texas Provider Network and Medical Director for Project Access Dallas, Dallas County Medical Society.
Dr. Walton serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, School of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Health. He is also board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
He attained his BA in 1978 from the University of North Texas. Dr. Walton completed his internship at Fort Worth Osteopathic Medical Center, Fort Worth TX. He completed his internal medicine residency at Miami Valley Hospital, Wright State University, Dayton OH and Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, Dallas TX. Dr. Walton earned a MBA from the University of Michigan in 2009.
Dr. Walton’s areas of interest include the impact of health care delivery system's strategic partnering with community-based health care delivery, redesigning health care delivery and access for vulnerable populations. Additionally, he focuses on the quantification of resources provided by community and faith-based systems of health care, measuring their impact on the improvement of health care access and health outcome disparities within "at-risk" communities.