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Department Taussig Cancer Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Coping with Cancer
  • Coping with Grief
  • Outpatient Psychotherapy
  • Psycho-oncology
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anxiety Disorders in Individuals with Cancer
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depressive Disorders
View all 4 Specialties +


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About Melissa Walt, PsyD

Melissa M. Walt, PsyD, is a professional staff member at Cleveland Clinic since October 2019.  She is a clinical psychologist in the Psychosocial Oncology Program at Taussig Cancer Institute where she provides outpatient psychological services for individuals with cancer and their families.  Melissa works in close collaboration with oncology, psychiatry, and social work.  Her clinical interests include adjustment to initial cancer diagnosis, adaptation to chronic medical illness and cancer, and cancer survivorship with her clinical practice focused on the assessment and treatment of the same, as well as chronic pain management, mood and anxiety disorders among individuals with cancer, insomnia, and behavioral and psychological factors in cancer risk and treatment outcome.

Dr. Walt earned a doctorate degree from Adler University in Chicago, IL (2016).  She completed a pre-doctoral internship at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (Las Vegas, NV) and a post-doctoral residency at VA Medical Center (Memphis ,TN).

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memphis VA Medical Center
Memphis, TN USA

Residency - Va Southern Nevada Healthcare System
Clinical Psychology
North Las Vegas, NV USA

Medical Education - Adler University
Clinical Psychology
Chicago, IL USA

Graduate School - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Clinical Psychology Counseling
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA

Specialty Interests

Psychological treatment of individuals with cancer including adjustment to initial diagnosis of cancer, adjustment to cancer and chronic medical illness, issues of grief and loss, chronic pain management, mood and anxiety disorders among individuals diagnosed with cancer, and stress management.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 2/14/2023, Dr. Walt 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

39 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr. Walt is an asset to your team. She fits right in with all the other incredible people I have come in contact with at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr Walt is very caring and educated in helping me with my issues. She is an asset to your hospital having her on your staff..

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

I enjoy my sessions with Dr Walt. She puts my concerns and health first.

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