Kathryn S. Walker, PhD

Kathryn Walker, PhD, Psych

Psychologist (Canada)

Dr. Kathryn Walker completed her graduate training at the State University of New York at Buffalo with a focus on the assessment and non-pharmacological treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD). During her residency and postdoctoral fellowships at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, she trained in the treatment of Eating Disorders, Obesity, Diabetes, Adolescent Medicine, Burns, Oncology, and Chronic Pain. Dr. Walker has worked as a staff clinical health psychologist in the Chronic Pain Clinic at The Hospital for Sick Children, and is now the staff clinical health psychologist with the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Clinics at Toronto General Hospital and at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She is a registered clinical and health psychologist who works with children, adolescents and adults with EDS and syndromes associated with hypermobility, and with their families. Her work focuses on living well with chronic health conditions, emotional literacy and coping skills. Her research interests include the cognitive and emotional impacts/comorbidities of connective tissue disorders, including the concurrent and prospective relationships between EDS, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She is invested in treatment development, treatment outcome research, and the development of clinical practice guidelines for the evaluation and management of patients with connective tissue disorders and syndromes associated with hypermobility.