F. Michael Walsh, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer of Aurora Diagnostics with corporate headquarters located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He joined Aurora Diagnostics in October 2015 when Aurora acquired Consultants in Laboratory Medicine of Greater Toledo, which he founded.
Dr. Walsh has served as the Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Medical Director of the Clinical Laboratories for ProMedica Health Systems for 27 years and integrated 12 hospital laboratories into that health system. He is an active medical staff member at all ProMedica Hospitals, an affiliate staff member of the Tomisch Institute of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the Cleveland Clinic, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Health Sciences (formerly the Medical College of Ohio).
Dr. Walsh established Fetal Developmental Evaluations (FDE) in sponsorship with the medical malpractice industry and the reinsurance groups at Lloyds of London. The company focused on placental pathology as the best way to defend cases involving poor outcomes of pregnancy. The placental evaluation protocols are now widely used in pathology practices. He also created the Foundation for Developmental and Medical Genetics. The organization sponsored research and education in developmental conditions. Its active board had three members of the National Academy of Science as participants.
Dr. Walsh earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame and completed medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He also has a Master of Business Administration in Management from Farleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Walsh’s training in pathology took place at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he was a Chief Resident of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. in chemical pathology/clinical chemistry. Dr. Walsh is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic, Clinical and Chemical Pathology and the American Board of Medical Management as a Certified Physician Executive.