LOTH Advisory Board: Walter E. Egerton ’76

Walter E. Egerton ’76 (’80 MD), Vice Chair/Nominating Chair

Executive Director & Healthcare Consultant, Trinity Transition Consultants, LLC

Walter Eugene (Gene) Egerton was born in Raleigh, NC to a Baptist minister and a pre-school teacher. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduating with a degree in Chemistry that included a year of study abroad at American University at Cairo, Egypt. After graduation from UNC School of Medicine, he entered the United States Army Medical Department where he completed a Pediatrics residency and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine. He retired with the rank of Colonel after 23 years of service.

Dr. Egerton’s Army career included assignments as Consultant to the 7th Medical Command in Adolescent Medicine, Brigade Surgeon, U.S. Corps of Cadets, United States Military Academy at West Point, Commander of Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic at Aberdeen Proving Grounds (APG) and Director of Health Services for APG and as inaugural Program Director for the Population Health Outcomes Program of the Army’s Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. He has held executive physician positions in healthcare organizations in the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC), Ascension, University of Maryland Medical System, and Trinity Health systems.

Dr. Egerton is board-certified in Pediatrics and is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Society of Adolescent Medicine. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and has been awarded the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster by the U.S. Army. He is a recipient of the Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is a Life Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

He is married to Dr. Deborah Threadgill Egerton, a psychologist, author, and coach. They have three children and seven grandchildren.