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 Education - 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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153 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|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
21 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019
All my experience has been wonderfully positive. I am very fortunate to be a patient of such a skillful physician.
Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019
The doctor was very condescending and I felt like he didn't care
Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019
He did not spend much time with me because his office did not get my records. I had told them they had to request them from my other doctor. He was not very friendly .
Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019
Dr.Walsh was excellent and staff in the room doing test.the nurse were great when getting my test done.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019
excellent experience with this provider
Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019
Dr. Walsh was caring and compassionate, as was the accompanying staff. Greatly appreciated the care and attention I received.
Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019
I felt that the doctor was a little arrogant, but I also know that he's one of the best at what he does, so maybe arrogance is accepted.
Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019
Dr Walsh is a wonderful person, always supportive.
Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019
I felt very confident with Dr Walsh and his team. Respectful and caring.
Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019
*Dr. R. Matthew Walsh is an EXCELLENT surgeon who also follows up with patients.
Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019
Matthew Walsh is an excellent physician and has a dry sense of wit that is appreciated. I always look forward to seeing him and know whatever I encounter, he has the capacity and experience to remedy it.
Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019
Dr. Walsh appears to highly qualified to treat patients with pancreatic cancer, but not with benign tumors. The areas the require improvement includes the number of medical providers (i.e. assistants, other doctors that he works directly with) patients encounter prior to meeting with Dr. Walsh, his ability to explain patient's concern in great detail. During my visit, it appeared to be rushed after waiting for almost an hour to see him. I have a rare condition that may not be cancerous but is diagnosed as a tumor. He didn't seem interested in explaining the treatment options in great detail.
Reviewed on May 14, 2019
Very good experience. Staff, from the receptionist to Dr. Walsh, were all very respectful and courteous.
Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
Dr Walsh explains everything very well, and puts me at ease
Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019
Physician gave exceptional care.
Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019
Dr. Walsh FACS is a very accomplished Surgeon who really cares about the care and treatment I have received. I would recommend him to anyone who needed surgery that he performs.
Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019
I would recommend Dr Walsh or Dr Simon to anyone who required a surgery they perform. Even over Mayo Clinic or University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019
every time we have been there has been a very good experience. Very satisfied with Dr. Walsh
Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019
Dr. Walsh is amazing! His skill and experience is top notch!! I would definitely recommend Dr. Walsh.
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.
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