• Phone: 401-459-4001
  • Location(s): Ortho Rhode Island - Foundry
  • Specialties: Hand, Wrist, and Upper Extremity
  • Operating Privileges: Miriam, Sturdy, Southern New England Surgery Center, Landmark Medical Center

Dr. Walsh is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and has a certificate of added qualifications in hand surgery. He specializes in traumatic injuries to the hand, wrist, and elbow as well as common tendon, nerve and joint problems. He performs minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to the wrist and elbow and microvascular surgery. He joined the Ortho Rhode Island practice in 2007.

He is very focused on the most expeditious and safest relief of his patient’s pain and problem, often with non-surgical, but sometimes surgical care.

Prior to entering medical school, he served in the Unites States Marine Corps as a Naval Aviator. He is a commercial and multi-engine rated pilot, and enjoys sailing, skiing, and fly fishing. He is an active member of the Brown University Doctoring Community Mentoring Program and a covering physician for Bryant University Athletics.


  • Undergraduate – Hamilton College, BA, 1989
  • Medical School – Dartmouth Medical School/ Dartmouth College
  • Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine, MD, 2000
  • M.D. Graduated with Academic Excellence (top 10% of class, no AOA offered)
  • Internship – Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine, 2001
  • Orthopedic Residency – Warren Alpert School of Medicine/RI Hospital, 2005
  • Fellowship – Weill Medical College of Cornell University/Hospital for Special Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 2007
  • Fellowship – Warren Alpert School of Medicine/RI Hospital, Adult and Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma, 2006
  • Accredited — Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 2014


Professional Associations

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedics (Clinical) Warren Alpert Medical School-Brown University
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Certificate of Added Certification, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Vice President and Medical Director, Ortho Rhode Island
  • Admission Executive Committee Member, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
  • Executive Committee Member, Miriam Hospital
  • Vice-President, RI Orthopedic Society
  • Course Director, Warren Alpert Medical School: Orthopedic Surgery: Ortho-3950: Outpatient Management of Musculoskeletal Problems
  • Member, RI Medical Society
  • Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand


University/College Sports

  • Team Physician for Bryant University
  • Team Physician for Providence College
  • Team Physician for Johnson and Wales University

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What is the Difference Between a “Break” and a “Fracture”- Hint: This is a Trick Question

Patients are often told that they have “broken” a bone in their body. When they come to the orthopedist, they are told that they have “fractured” a bone and often there is some confusion. The short answer is that a “fracture” and a “break” are the....

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March 8, 2018 / Bone Health Health / Dr. Eric Walsh

Tempt Yourself and Get Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

So, let’s turn off our screens and get outside. Mother Nature, as powerful as she is, can’t help us through the window (The UVB rays needed to give you Vit....

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