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 then completed internship in general Surgery at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California, in 1986. He was then assigned as Medical Department Head aboard the U.S.S. Sacramento for one year. He then 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 the Naval Hospital Bremerton, Washington and at the 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 this specialty. Dr. Walton ad his wife mary Ellen, have three daughters and one son. Dr. Walton is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and licensed by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts dan the Missouri Board of Healing Arts. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and neck Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Walton is a member of several professional organizations including the American Medical Association, the Johnson County Medical Society, the Kansas Medical Society, the Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, and the Society of Military Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons.