After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in chemistry from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., Dr. Walter Halloran earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota MedicalSchool in Minneapolis, Minn. His medical training continued at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. where he completedresidencies in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery. During both residencies, he held Chief Resident.
His medical career began as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, serving at the 8063 Evac Hospital in Webster, N.Y.; followed by Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colo.; Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga.; and the Madigan Army MedicalCenter at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash.
His career led him to Indiana where he has been part of the Elkhart General Hospital Medical Staff since 1996.
Dr. Halloran is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Medical Association. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has authored several scientific papers and contributed to several chapters in surgical texts.
Active in the Michiana community, Dr. Halloran has chaired the education and fundraising efforts for the HeartReach Michiana. He has been active in the Elkhart Community High School career educational programs, and has been a board member of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. He and his wife are also members of the Alexis Coquillard Society of the United Way of St. Joseph County.