Dr. Walton graduated magna cum laude in 1981, with a Bachelor degree in chemistry from Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1985, also from Creighton University. Dr. Walton completed internship in general Surgery at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California, in 1986. He was assigned as Medical Department Head aboard the U.S.S. Sacramento for one year. He returned to the Naval Medical Center in San Diego to complete his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1991. Following residency, Dr, Walton was transferred to Bremerton, Washington, where he was assigned as a Staff Surgeon to the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He subsequently became Department Head, where he served until leaving active duty in September of 1994. During that time, he held teaching appointments at Naval Hospital Bremerton, Washington and Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.
Dr. Walton joined Dr. Thompson in 1994, to begin private practice. He has a wealth of practical and surgical experience both pediatric and adult ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as head and neck surgery. He has authored many articles and presentations on all aspects of Otolaryngology. Dr. Walton is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and licensed by the Kansas and Missouri State Boards of Healing Arts. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Walton is a member of several professional organizations including the Kansas Medical Society, Johnson County Medical Society and Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, and the Society of Military Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons. Dr. Walton and his wife Mary Ellen, have three daughters and one son.