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

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

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


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - 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 7/14/2020, 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:

  • Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Teva Neuroscience

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

181 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr Walter is down to earth and I have absolute confidence in him

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

dr was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to take to

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

dr Benjamin. Walter is outstanding

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr Benjamin Walter is outstanding

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Everyone who contacted me from Dr. Walter's office was very professional and helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Every time I come to Dr Walter office I have a very pleasant experience

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Dr Walter was personable and professional as usual! What a fantastic way to stay safe but be treated! FaceTime is the way of the future!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

We are grateful for My Chart and appreciate the ease of Dr Walter seeing notes from, Dr Sheets, our Primary Care physician.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Dr Walter was extremely kind and helpful. sadly he had to refer me to a different neuro for my issues but he was very thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Walter made me feel very confident in my current situation and future.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

very impressed with Dr. Walter. he took his time and answered all our questions. very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

*Dr. Walter was excellent and very much ON TIME!

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Wonderful doctor, looking forward to and "in-person" visit, but completely understand. Thank you !

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

it was a wonderful experience with doctor walter

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

What a terrific Dr who spent about 30 min with me and eased my concerns about Parkinsons

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Dr. Walter is smart and compassionate. He listens carefully.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

it took a while only because the provider was new to the clinic but once paperwork and schedules were in lace they handled it in a timely manner. the visit was promptly handled Dr Walter and Shannon Shaffer CNP we're familiar with Gerald and interested in him and his care

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Walter was thorough and spent enough time with me.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

I have recommended Dr Walter to many. He's the best......

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr Walter is a true professional with a very good bedside manner. He takes time with you & he listen to what you have say . He addresses all problems that you bring up & offers advise on fitness ,diet etc.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Excellent! Doctor Walter was extremely thorough in his exam and the questions he asked. Very personable and friendly. Most of all HE LISTENED to me.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr. B seemed a little preoccupied; did not address my concerns about neuropathy in my legs and feet. He did not address my complaints about balance problems. Did not ask how I had done between visits. Did not ask about my Sciatic pain. He seemed very impressed that my medication worked fast in the office (16 min), but did not probe to see how it was working long term at home. I tremor the majority of time at home. I think it would be good for me to keep a log of symptoms and times to have a better view of what's happening . I should try and look up a flow chart for that. As for Dr. B, Everyone has a bad day now and then. Overall I am very pleased with his overall care of my illness.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Walter was very easy to talk too.He explained my condition treatment options well.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. changed medication without telling me. he did not fully address my questions. he did not take the time to really understand the debilitating nature of my symptoms.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

the first Dr.? that saw me before Dr. Walters was great as well

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

my experience with the doctors was very good I think they listened to what I had to say and were concerned

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Benjamin Walter is the best

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr Walter answered my questions and did a thorough exam.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

promptly seen by doctor. did not rush thru appt.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Walters is phenomenal. His expertise was the reason I made appointment with him. He helped me with his ability to adjust my DBS. I came to him as a 2nd opinion and now he will be my Neurologist.

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