R. Matthew Walsh, MD


R. Matthew Walsh, MD

Appointed: 1992

R. Matthew Walsh, MD
Department: General Surgery
Department Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A100
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Surgical Endoscopy
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
General Surgery
Maywood, IL USA
Internship - Loyola University Medical Center
Surgical Internship
Maywood, IL USA
Medical School - Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI USA
Undergraduate - Creighton University
Omaha, NE USA


  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

Biliary and pancreatic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, laparoscopy, surgical endoscopy, surgical oncology, robotic surgery

Awards & Honors


AWARDS:                   Dean’s List                                                                   1978-1981


                                    Creighton University                                                     1980

                                    Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award


                                    Summa Cum Laude                                                      1981


                                    John F. Keeley Surgical Scholarship                              1989

                                    National Cancer Institute, Washington DC

                                    And University of Melbourne,

                                    Victoria, Australia

                                    Research Project: “Immunotherapeutic Approaches

                                    For Colon Cancer: The Use of Recombinant Antigen

                                    Presentation and Immunoconjugates”


                                    1997 Faculty Teaching Award                          1997

                                    The Ohio State University College of Medicine


                                    Teacher of the Year                                                      2000

                                    Cleveland Clinic Housestaff


                                    The Distinguished Educator Award                               2001

                        The Ohio State University


Associate Examiner, American Board of Surgery           1999, 2002


                                    Harvard-Macy Institute Program for Physician  2002



                                    Teacher of the Year                                                      2003, 2004,

                                    Department of General Surgery                                     2006, 2008

                                    Cleveland Clinic Housestaff


Examiner, American Board of Surgery                          2006, 2007,                                                                                                                                           2008, 2009


                                    Kaiser-Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award                2008

                                    Case Western Reserve University College of Medicine


                                    Rich Family Distinguished Chair of                                2009

                                    Digestive Diseases                                                       


                                    Service Excellence Award                                            2010

                                    Health Network Foundation                                         

                                    The Rich Family Distinguished Chair in Digestive Diseases  2009

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/19/2014, Dr. Walsh has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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  • English
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