Walter Tsou, MD MPH

Doctor Walter Tsou is a nationally known consultant on public health and health care reform. Currently, he is on the adjunct faculty in the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania. He was President of the American Public Health Association in 2005. He served as Health Commissioner of Philadelphia from April 2000 to February 2002. Prior to his appointment, he was the founding Deputy Director for Personal Health Services and Medical Director of the Montgomery County (PA) Health Department from 1991-2000. Before 1991, he was the Clinical Director in the Division of Ambulatory Health Services for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. He has extensive experience in public health and has lectured widely on public health and health disparities.

He is a founding member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners and the National Board of Physicians for a National Health Program. Locally he is on the boards of Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility, Health Care for All Pennsylvania, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Asian American Health Care Network, Smokefree Philadelphia, the Edna Kynett Foundation and the Green Tree Community Health Foundation. In 2007, he received the Pe nnsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition's Award. In 2006, he received the Public Health Recognition Award from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. His medical degree is from the University of Pennsylvania; his MPH is from the Johns Hopkin s School of Hygiene and Public Health, and he has an honorary Doctorate in Medical Sciences from Drexel University.