Hospice is commonly misunderstood, even amongst healthcare professionals; learn more about what we do and when hospice may be appropriate
Welcome to Heritage Hospice’s website and thank you for your interest. I am deeply honored to work with such outstanding people as the care team at Heritage. Together we are fully committed to meeting the needs of our patients and their families. I can think of nothing more important or fulfilling to me or our colleagues than caring for others and sharing life’s journey. Working with patients near the end of life and their families is a tremendous privilege, one that helps each of us grow as human beings and connects us together as a community.
At Heritage, the needs of our patients and their families come first. We work closely with doctors and nurses in the community to support the care of seriously ill patients and to relieve suffering. I am happy to contribute personally to that care by communicating directly with physicians, assisting in symptom management, and providing care coordination, among other things, as well as making house calls as needed in close coordination with community physicians and their staff.
I would be delighted to discuss our services, assist in pain and symptom management, or to answer any other questions you may have. I am proud of my colleagues and the outstanding work they do. Likewise I am honored and humbled to be part of such a wonderful community of caring.
Dr. Gregory Walker, MD, FACP Heritage Hospice Medical Director
Gregory E. Walker, MD, FACP
Gregory Walker is the Medical Director at Heritage Hospice since October 2020; prior to that he was an Associate Medical Director at Heritage since January 2013. Dr. Walker has served in the past as Medical Director for LIFE Pittsburgh PACE program, Beaver Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center, Odyssey Hospice, Bayada Nursing Home Care, and at Internal Medicine Specialists. Dr. Walker was the Director of IMS Clinical Trials and has also held positions in clinical research and participated in over 60 clinical trials as a Principal Investigator with IMS, Clinical Trial Research Services and Novum Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Walker is proud and fortunate to be associated with Heritage Hospice and he feels that the Heritage Clinical and Administrative teams are the most compassionate, dedicated group of individuals with whom he has ever worked. He knows that all the patients entrusted to our care are getting the very best from each and every Heritage employee.
Dr. Walker practices Internal Medicine with Gleason Medical Associates in Pittsburgh. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh graduate school, and of the University of Notre Dame. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Walker is Board Certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. His practice concentrates on primary care, geriatrics, and nursing home care. Dr. Walker and his wife Lori have five children and two grandchildren. He has enjoyed raising his family in the Pittsburgh area, had been a coach for their sports teams for about 20 years, and is now watching the family grow. In his free time, Dr. Walker enjoys playing golf, watching college sports (and his son play baseball at Xavier University), reading classic novels and traveling to National parks.