Denise Walt completed medical school in Johannesburg, South Africa followed by a Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship at The University of Chicago Hospital.   Dr Walt has been in practice as a psychiatrist for 25 years and specializes in Mood and Anxiety Disorders with an emphasis on interpersonal relationships and dynamics as well as personal wellness.  She has also lectured extensively on “physician burnout” and restoring a healthy work-life balance at numerous conferences and academic orthopedic centers across the country.  Denise is married to Frank Phillips MD, the Director of Spine Surgery at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush in Chicago.