Walker-Descartes, Ingrid MD, MPH

Ingrid Walker-Descartes, MD, MPH
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
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1301 57th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
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Ingrid Walker-Descartes, MD, MPH


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Dr. Ingrid Walker-Descartes is a pediatrician and the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program in the Department of Pediatrics, at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Dr. Walker-Descartes completed her residency at New York Methodist Hospital, followed by a fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Presently, Dr. Walker-Descartes also serves as the Night In-House Attending for the Neonatology Intensive Care Unit at New York Methodist Hospital. 

Pediatrics (General)

Conditions Treated
Dr. Walker-Descartes treats a wide variety of pediatric general concerns such as

  • General Internal Medicine
  • Child abuse concerns
  • Injuries
  • Acne
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Common Cold
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Complex Medical Problems
  • Nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Preventative Health Care
  • Ear Infections / Sore throats
Treatments and Procedures
Dr. Ingrid Walker-Descartes offers various general pediatric treatments such as:
  • Primary pediatric care for children and adolescents
  • All annual treatments
  • Child-abuse treatment
  • Urgent Care
  • Immunizations
  • Available to coordinate all aspects of children’s health, providing guidance for subspecialty consultations and home care issues
  • Quality care to all children and their families

Dr. Ingrid Walker-Descartes is active in research and authored several publications and educational materials, and given many presentations.  Her academic appointments include an HRSA Clinical Research Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she also is an instructor.  Dr. Walker-Descartes is the Co-chair for the Child Protection Committee and Co-chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Chapter 2 Committee on the Prevention of Family Violence.  She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Ambulatory Pediatric Association. She is an APA New Century Scholar Junior Mentor, part of the AAP Special Interest Group on Child Abuse and Neglect, and a Faculty Scholar at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Office of Ethnic and Multicultural Affairs.  Dr. Walker-Descartes has been the recipient of numerous honors, such as the Woodward Scholarship of the Office of Ethnic and Multicultural Affairs, the Medical Society of the State of New York Community Service Award, the Fannie & Henry Rice Scholarship, and the Rochester Prize Scholarship.  She is involved in community service including the Organization for International Development, which provides medical outreach to underserved communities in Jamaica without access to healthcare.

Medical Education:
Medical School:
University of Rochester
New York Methodist Hospital
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Board Certification:
Pediatrics - General

Department and Division:
Articles Listed in PubMed
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Primary Address:
1301 57th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Mon: 08:00:00 AM - 05:00:00 PM
Tues: 08:00:00 AM - 08:00:00 PM
Wed: 08:00:00 AM - 05:00:00 PM
Thurs: 08:00:00 AM - 05:00:00 PM
Fri: 08:00:00 AM - 05:00:00 PM
Evenings: No
Saturdays: No
Sundays: No

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