Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Emory University School of Medicine
Movement disorders
Atlanta, GA USA

Residency - Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA USA

Internship - Emory University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Atlanta, GA USA

Medical Education - MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Emory University
Atlanta, GA USA


  • Neurology

Specialty Interests

medical and surgical treatment of movement disorders including Parkinson's disease, dystonia and Essential Tremor. Specialized in intraoperative physiologic mapping for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and pre- and postoperaive care of patients undergoing DBS. Research interests involving fMRI and dystonia and other movement disorders.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 11/6/2018, Dr. Walter has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Walter receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.
  • US WorldMeds, LLC
  • Teva Neuroscience
  • Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

186 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr. Walter was thorough and professional.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Great experience with staff and Dr. Walters. Thank you.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Doctor Walters always prompt and highly professional

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Doctor Walters care is outstanding

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Walter has been instrumental in helping me control my disease. Through my doctors at Cleveland Clinic, I have been able to get my life back and I can't thank them enough!

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Walter is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr. Walter is always attentive to my needs. He is very caring and understanding. We recommend him to friends and relatives.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

We followed Dr. Walter from University Hospital because we felt he was the best physician to help with my problems. We recommend him to everyone we know who has Parkinson's.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Very good experience with Dr. Walters, I feel he did not rush thru the appt.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

I waited 1 hour for Dr Walter to come to the room. That is far too long.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

dr. Walter is a great doctor and professional. he was so detailed in he his test and he gave enough time. he is the best doctor ever

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr. Walter is a great doctor. Explains everything.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

I am extremely pleased with DR.WALTER AND his assistant who explained everything to me.They did not rush me.They seemed genuinely interested in me. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. It was good experience.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Walter was absolutely the doctor I needed to see! He understands and genuinely cares for his patients. Thank you, Dr. Walter!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

changed insurance in order to see Dr. Walter

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr. was really awesome. Did a great job explaining the details......a pleasureable experience.thanks

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

We realize scheduling was difficult due to Dr. Walter's transition from University Hospital to the Cleveland Clinic and as a new patient the wait time was long.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

I am looking forward to working with Dr. Walter to improve my Parkinson's Disease. His ability and empathy are very impressive,

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

the visit with Dr. Walter and his assistant Dr. Adam (I apologize, I don't remember his last name) was extremely helpful! I appreciate the professionalism and thoroughness in which the questions were answered and the process/procedure was explained. My wife and sons who accompanied me felt more at ease with surgery should it be performed. appreciate everything very much !

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

good experience...dr Walter's is caring and helps me to look on the bright side.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

My appointment was a referral and there was an opening and I jumped at it. I had no knowledge of providers. I had to travel from Columbus. Hence 3 questions not applicable to your scale of 1 to 5.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

I always have a good experience when I see Dr. Benjamin Walter

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Dr. Walter and his team never make you feel that he is in a hurry. He is never rushed and is very very patient and welcomes all questions.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

I have Parkinson and my hands shake a lot so clicking on these dots is very difficult so this is the last survey from me. I am VERY happy with Dr. Walters. I live in Akron and wish He were closer. Thank You.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

This doctor is new to the Clinic but I have been his patient for several years. Cleveland Clinic and Benjamin Walter, a great combination

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

Coming from Youngstown for 1st appt - 2nd opinion - it was a good experience everyone was helpful & courteous. Dr. Walter was very attentive, interactive, & caring.

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