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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Appendectomy
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary Stone Therapy
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Cancer Center
  • Endoluminal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Surgery
  • Management of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreas Resection
  • Pancreatic Stone Removal
  • Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pancreaticobiliary Pathologic Diagnosis
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Bile Duct Tumors
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • 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
  • Pancreatitis
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sarcoma
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 34 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


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 Education - Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI USA

Undergraduate - Creighton University
Omaha, NE USA

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

  • 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

Research & Publications

See publications for R. Matthew Walsh, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/15/2023, 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.

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

188 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

My experience with Dr. Walsh was excellent. He and his staff made me feel so comfortable and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I would recommend Dr Walsh to every person I know!!! He honestly cares so much for his patients. He is kind, understanding and above all else... Very concerned about his patient's welfare. He's great at breaking down complex diagnosis into layman's terms. He is clear and concise discussing your concerns and takes time to help you understand your care and treatment plan.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I would recommend Dr Walsh and his staff to everyone I know. They went above and beyond! They exceeded all my expectations!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Walsh is an excellent surgeon. I feel safe and calm with him. He has performed two lifesaving surgeries on me and I couldn't be happier with the results.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Great doctor very professional

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Everyone in Dr Walshs office is wonderful....they listen and ask questions and r always helpful

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

I wouldnt hesitate to tell anyone to go to Dr Walsh for help and his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr Walsh is a very sensitive and caring doctor

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

First visit with Dr. Walsh wasVery pleasant

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Over the years I have been fortunate to have Dr. Mathew Walsh as my physician re dealing with issues of the pancreas. He is very knowledgeable, experienced, patient, and kind, and answers all my questions and concerns!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr Walsh, Julia (Dr Walsh's assistant) were awesome and so appreciative of all they did for me. Everyone at the Clinic was great. Thank you

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Can't say enough on service and staff and doctors. Very satisfied as a patient

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

I would definitely recommend Dr. Walsh to others because he was very caring in explaining and demonstrating of my well-being and future health issues. He truly makes you feel like you matter and not just going through the motion. He really care. Thank you for easing my health concerns

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Walsh and his staff displayed what every doctor and staff should be about in caring for his patients and not just pushing pills and call me in a year type attitude. He doesn't look at race. He only see a patient. Thank you Dr. Walsh

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

This is group that is on the top of their game. Julie, Sue, and, of course, Dr. Walsh are very responsive, empathetic and simply excellent at their respective roles- a top notch group.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr Walsh has been so great! His calm, caring, empathetic demeanor with a serious diagnosis was reassuring and greatly appreciated!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

I had a very good team of doctors that took care of me. *Dr. Walsh basically saved my life!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

They are exceptional at Dr Walsh office

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr Walsh + Julie are exceptional!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Exceptional Dr and staff

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Wonderful Dr Walsh

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr. Walsh explained things in common sense terms. He is a very educated physician and a personality easily relatable for me I am very confident I'm at the best place

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Always clear communication from Dr. Walsh. Always a high level of professional knowledge and human concern.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr Walsh and his team were extremely helpful and professional in helping me deal with my issue

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Walsh is the kindest dr I have. Always enjoy our check back appointments.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr Walsh and his staff are fantastic with medical care and patient contact.

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