Full Name
Jim Walton
Job Title
President & CEO
Genesis Physicians Group
Speaker Bio
Dr. Jim Walton is President and CEO of Dallas-based Genesis Physicians Group, the largest independent physician practice association (IPA) in North Texas, comprising more than 1,650 physician members representing more than 70 specialties. Joining Genesis in 2013, he led the organization to create one of the region’s first physician-led, clinically integrated accountable care organizations (ACO), providing direction and support to Genesis physicians relative to clinical care redesign and physician collaboration across specialties.
Dr. Walton is a 1982 graduate of the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas and is Board Certified by the American College of Internal Medicine. Dr. Walton earned a Master in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 2009, and in 2016 joined the adjunct faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Business. In 2016, Dr. Walton was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians.
He is married to Dr. Rhonda Walton, has four adult children and two grandchildren. In his leisure time, he enjoys backpacking and biking. He is also an active volunteer using his business skills working with incarcerated felons in a Texas-based prison entrepreneurship program (pep.org).
Jim Walton