Treatment & Services
- Bile Duct Stone Removal
- Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
- Biliary Surgery
- Cancer Center
- Endoluminal Surgery
- Endoscopic Procedures
- Gastrointestinal Exams
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Hepatobiliary Surgery
- Intestinal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery
- Laparoscopic Splenectomy
- Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
- Liver Resection
- Liver Surgery
- Management of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Pancreas Resection
- Pancreatic Stone Removal
- Pancreatic Surgery
- Pancreaticobiliary Pathologic Diagnosis
- Robotic Surgery
- Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Abscess
- Ampullary Cancer
- Ampullary Carcinoma
- Bile Duct Cancer
- Bile Duct Diseases
- Bile Duct Obstruction
- Bile Duct Stones
- Bile Duct Tumors
- Carcinoid Syndrome
- Duodenal Polyps
- Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Gallbladder Disease
- Gas (Digestive)
- Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
- GI Bleeding
- Hepatobiliary Disease
- Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
- Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Pancreatic Cysts
- Pancreatic Disease
- Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
- Pancreatic Stones
- Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
- Small Intestine Cancer
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
- Stomach Cancer
- Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL USA
Internship - Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL USA
Medical School - Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI USA
Undergraduate - Creighton University
Omaha, NE USA
Biliary and pancreatic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, laparoscopy, surgical endoscopy, surgical oncology, robotic surgery
Awards & Honors
- Dean’s List - 1978-1981
- Creighton University, Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award 1980
- Summa Cum Laude - 1981
- John F. Keeley Surgical Scholarship - 1989
- National Cancer Institute, Washington DC
- University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Research Project: “Immunotherapeutic Approaches, For Colon Cancer: The Use of Recombinant Antigen, Presentation and Immunoconjugates”
- 1997 Faculty Teaching Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine - 1997
- Teacher of the Year , Cleveland Clinic Housestaff- 2000,
- The Distinguished Educator Award, The Ohio State University - 2001
- Associate Examiner, American Board of Surgery - 1999, 2002
- Harvard-Macy Institute Program for Physician Educators - 2002
- Teacher of the Year - 2003, 2004,
- Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Housestaff - 2006, 2008
- Examiner, American Board of Surgery - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
- Kaiser-Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award, Case Western Reserve University College of Medicine - 2008,
- Rich Family Distinguished Chair of Digestive Diseases- 2009
- Service Excellence Award, health Network Foundation - 2010
- The Rich Family Distinguished Chair in Digestive Diseases 2009
Research & Publications
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As of 2/5/2019, 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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158 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.7|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
12 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019
I am at ease with Dr. Walsh. He has a very gentlemanly courtesy that I appreciate. I believe I would not be on this earth had it not been for his surgical talent. How could I not admire him?
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019
Dr. Walsh listened to and addressed my concerns. He included my husband in the conversation about my health options. He had reviewed my records and was prepared to share and explain treatment options. He has a way of making one feel at ease even when dealing with a stressful and complicated health situation. His confidence and expertise give me confidence that I haven't experienced at other institutions. I am grateful for Cleveland Clinic and the care I am receiving.
Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018
Due to the type of patients Dr. Walsh sees I do not mind the wait time. I do feel once you are in the exam room the medical student or nurse assistant should check in every 30 minutes so you know there is an additional wait time required.
Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018
Very experienced and knowledgeable doctor and surgeon. Dr. Walsh is outstanding in every way. I feel blessed to have had him as my surgeon. would recommend him to anyone.
Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018
I felt that Dr. Welch didn't see the concern for my health as I do. I felt that he didn't have any bed side manor. I have been through a lot medical wise, and I have learned that I am the only advocate for my life and body, as much as scared I have been through, and still facing it, then to hear that it could be all in my head from the trama upset me more, I hope that more test are ran to be 100% sure
Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018
*Dr. Walsh's team I felt was the best anyone would want. Very good.
Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018
Doctor said he was not sure why I came to him when he had all of my records. I sent them to the Cleveland clinic and was scheduled with this particular doctor on the clinics recommendation. He did not seem interested or prepared.
Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018
I was with Dr. Walsh to talk about getting feeding tube taken out. He explained the pros and cons of having it removed. He made sure that I understood and my family that was with me. I made my decision based on his explanations I received from him. Dr Walsh is excellent and compassionate doctor.e
Reviewed on Jun 10, 2018
Wish I could remember other names besides *Dr. Walsh to say I appreciated them.
Reviewed on May 18, 2018
Dr. Walsh's staff have been very helpful and friendly regarding my care.
Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
Everyone I came in contact with from courtesy desk receptionist and nurses and doctor's were helpful courteous and made me feel my needs were paramount.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018
I wish we had taken more time to go over the pros and cons of treatment
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