Dr. Nigel Walton is a foreign medical graduate who trained in the United Kingdom at Liverpool University and University College London before emigrating to Canada in 1986. He practised as a general practitioner in northern Saskatchewan and rural British Columbia before settling in West Vancouver in 1990.
For 18 years he was a director of the British Columbia Medical Association (now Doctors of BC), where he served as vice-chair of the Board of Directors and on several committees, including the Executive, Audit and Finance, Communications, and Governance and Nominations committees. Before joining the board in 2021 he was a delegate to 13 CMA General Councils. He remains in active practice as a family physician and is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia.
He has a wide variety of interests including health and the environment; climate change; technology in medicine; artificial intelligence; inequality in health; and equity, diversity and inclusion.