Project Description

Walter Joseph, MD


Dr. Walter Joseph received his Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University in Behavioral Neuroscience, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Departmental Honors. He then attended medical school at Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, during which he participated in a 1-year research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with Dr. Babak Mehrara, investigating lymphatics and the surgical treatment of lymphedema. Dr. Joseph graduated medical school as an inductee of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was thrilled when he matched into Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

Why Pitt?

Dr. Joseph was immediately drawn to the “family” mentality of Pitt Plastic Surgery and quickly realized that this was a place where one will get unparalleled training and will have fun while doing so. The opportunities offered by Pitt Plastic Surgery and the city of Pittsburgh alike are endless, and he knew that this program was the perfect match for him.


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Best Basic Science Presentation – University of Pittsburgh DOPS Resident Research Day, 2016
Best Research Paper, NESPS 31st Annual Meeting, September 2014
3rd Place Basic Science Oral Presentation, Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum, March 2014
Lester H. Lages Scholarship – Rutgers, RWJMS
James T. Housewright Scholarship – Rutgers, RWJMS
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Summer Research Fellowship 2011
Graduated Magna Cum Laude – Lehigh University
Graduated with Departmental Honors – Lehigh University


Dr. Joseph has nearly 15 published scientific articles and abstracts and nearly 20 scientific research presentations at regional, national, and international meetings.