Raymond J Walls, MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth), MBBCh

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Departments & Organizations

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation: Foot & Ankle Surgery | Ortho Clinical Faculty

Center for Musculoskeletal Care

Faculty Research

Yale Medicine

Biography

Dr Ray Walls is an Orthopaedic surgeon who has expertise in disorders of the foot and ankle. He obtained his medical degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2003 and completed his training in Orthopaedic Surgery through the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Subsequently, Dr Walls was fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Dr Walls’ interest in Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery stems from his experiences in Irish dance where he was twice world champion and also had the honor of performing the lead role in Riverdance. During his Fellowship at HSS, Dr Walls was intrinsically involved in the successful management of many elite athletes including NBA players (Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks), Broadway performers and professional dancers. These experiences afford Dr Walls the ability to appreciate the psyche of the injured elite/professional athlete. In 2008, his dedication to sports medicine was recognized and he was awarded membership of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise medicine by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Clinical research is integral in Dr Walls’ practice. He has authored over 40 peer review papers and presentations. Much of his work has been presented throughout Europe, Asia and the United States for which he has been honored with several awards and accolades. His current research interests include cartilage regeneration, foot and ankle outcome measures, shockwave therapy and biomechanical analysis of adult acquired flatfoot deformity.

Dr Walls has expertise in management of wide range of lower limb conditions including bunions and hammertoes, acute and chronic bone and soft tissue injuries, ankle osteochondral lesions, foot and ankle sports injuries, post-traumatic arthritis and complex foot and ankle deformity including flatoot. He is experienced in total ankle replacement utilizing both anterior and novel lateral approaches.

Dr Walls is highly skilled in minimally invasive surgery and employs advanced arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques, both of which are particularly suited to athletic populations and patients with early degenerative conditions. In addition, Dr Walls advocates adjunctive techniques when indicated including shockwave therapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection. At all times, Dr Walls strives to ensure his patients have access to the most up-to-date and innovative techniques which are supported by quality research in line with best practice.

Education & Training

MD Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2009)
MBBCh Trinity College, Dublin Ireland (2003)
Fellowship Hospital for Special Surgery
Residency Royal College of Surgeons
Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons
Residency Royal College of Surgeons
Internship St James Hospital
Board Certification Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Orthopaedic Surgery (2012)

Honors & Recognition

  • Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma & Orthopaedics)Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2012)

  • Doctor of Medicine (Thesis)Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2009)

  • IOA Clinical Research AwardIrish Orthopaedic Association (2009)

  • Sylvester O'Halloran Clinic Orthopaedics Award17th Sylvester O'Halloran Meeting, Limerick, Ireland (2009)

  • Membership of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCSI)Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2008)

  • BASK Poster Presentation AwardBritish Association for Surgery of the Knee (2008)

  • Diploma in Sports and Exercise MedicineRoyal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2007)

  • Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, IrelandRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2006)

  • Fred Given Medal for Clinical ResearchRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2006)

  • Academic ScholarshipTrinity College Dublin, Ireland (1997)

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Raymond J Walls, MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth), MBBCh
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Yale Orthopaedics & RehabilitationOrthopaedics - Milford
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Milford, CT 06461
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New Haven, CT 06519
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