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Walter Hartwig

Associate Dean
Academic Affairs
Touro University
United States of America


As Associate Dean he is responsible for the academic experience of his osteopathic medical students from admission through graduation. He works with each student individually to develop their path toward residency and professional clinical service. As an officer of the institution he is responsible for demonstrating how their student achievements advance their osteopathic mission for primary care and the holistic approach to the patient. He joined the Touro University California faculty in 1997. Prior to that he held teaching appointments at University of California at Berkeley, George Washington University, and University of Illinois-Chicago.

Research Interest

Evolution of monkeys, apes and humans, particularly in terms of the trade-offs between neural and somatic growth trajectories, Paleontology, Anthropology.


  • New World monkeys. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. London: Macmillan. (

  • Implications of molecular and morphological data for understanding ateline phylogeny. International Journal of Primatology 26:999-1015.

  • Morphology and evolution of the spider monkey, genus Ateles. In Spider Monkeys: Behavior, Encology and Evolution of the Genus Ateles (Campbell CJ, ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 19-49.

  • A Fossil History, Zoogeography and Taxonomy of the Pitheciids: Introduction. In Ecology and Conservation of Sakis, Titis and Uacaris. (Barnett and Veiga, eds.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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