Oklahoma City, OK – Oct. 28, 2019 — The Putnam City Schools Foundation is thrilled to announce that Dr. Greg Walton is the 2020 Wall of Fame inductee.
“I am so flattered and honored to be on the Wall of Fame,” Dr. Walton responded. “I have so many great memories from Putnam City High School, not the least of which was winning the state football championship in overtime against Putnam City West.”
Dr. Walton graduated from Putnam City High School in 1980 before attending Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma medical school. He is co-owner of the WeightWise Bariatric Program in Edmond, Oklahoma which has helped over 7,500 people transform their lives and find lifetime health.
Dr. Walton’s own life took a dramatic turn during the summer of his junior year in college when he suffered a devastating injury from an oil field explosion in which two people died. He had only a three percent chance of survival, being burned over 75 percent of his body. He required months of hospitalization, 20 surgeries and intense physical therapy, but he was determined. Within three years of his accident, he had completed his undergraduate degree and started medical school.
Wanting to help people in a fundamental way beyond their surgical experience, Walton studied in the emerging bariatric field and started a practice in Enid, Oklahoma before moving to Oklahoma City to start WeightWise with his partner Dr. Toby Broussard.
Bariatric surgery reduces the amount of food a person can physically eat, leading to weight loss. His experiences shaped his ability to be truly empathetic with patients, and because of the nature of this specialized surgery, Walton deeply appreciated the effect on the whole person.
Today Dr. Walton serves on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and has memberships in several respected professional organizations.
About the Wall of Fame
The Putnam City Schools Foundation inducts a graduate from one of our high schools into the Putnam City Schools Wall of Fame each year. Previous inductees include Rhonda Roby, Sonny Vu, and Steve Largent.
The celebration dinner includes recognition of teachers of the year, highlights of various programs in the district, and the induction of the honoree. More information and tickets for this event to be held at the OKC Farmer’s Market will be available early in 2020 at www.pcf4kids.org.
About the Foundation
The Putnam City Schools Foundation’s mission is to enhance and enrich the educational opportunities of children in Putnam City Schools. We serve the students, teachers, and staff of Oklahoma’s fifth-largest school district, through support, recognition, and advocacy, and have for over 30 years. More than 19,500 children and their families benefit from the work we do every day. The support we provide doesn’t just impact our schools. It enables our students to dream big and continue building the strong community we share. To learn more about the Putnam City Schools Foundation call (405) 495-5200, ext. 1205, or visit www.pcf4kids.org.