Cheryl Walters

Cheryl Ashville Walters, MD is a graduate of Cornell University and University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is a general internist who completed residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and The New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical College and clinical fellowship in advanced diagnostic skills at The New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical College. Her clinical practice is affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital and she is known for making difficult diagnoses.

Dr. Walters has been recognized by the US Department of Education, American College of Physicians (ACP), American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) as an expert in the assessment and teaching of clinical skills and in program development and assessment. She has developed a model program for the assessment and teaching of clinical skills which has been widely disseminated to medical, pharmacy, nursing and law schools. View her portfolio of original scholarly work at

Dr. Walters is an education activist supporting merit based scholarships and diversity. She is a Faculty Fellow, Berkeley College, Yale University. She serves on the Advisory Council for the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and as an alumna mentor for the Leadership Program at Cornell University.

Her leadership style is values based, encompassing her personal values of altruism, caring, quality, parity and collaboration. She is an advocate for the medically underserved and community outreach. She volunteers at Columbus House Shelter in New Haven, on the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation, and at a student led clinic at Yale University School of Medicine. She received the NKF KEEP Volunteer Leadership Award for her work at free screenings across CT. Dr. Walters has also co-chaired the Medical Tent at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in CT.