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Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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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

See publications for Benjamin Walter, 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 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:

  • Teva Neuroscience
  • Acorda Therapeutics, 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

233 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

The Dr. was more than considerate.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr Walter , himself, is terrific. his PA needs some Turning in interpersonal skills

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

normally I am very satisfied. Having my last visit was disappointing. I would recommend Dr. Walter to anybody as he is phenomenal

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr Walter appeats to be an excellent care provider. He appears to be knowledgeable and empathetic about neurology and Parkinson's disease. Dr Aalter was recommended to me by another Parkinson's patirnt. I hope that I can have Dr Walter attend to all of my neurologic issues.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

I was very pleased in how thorough the doctor was

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Ben was great for helping me. he is putting me on a lift for other doctors. my recovery was it alright see in Chicago and I was locked in for a while and could not breathe. I was never supposed to move or breathe again. Here it is 6 years later and I am a student at Purdue University and can drive to college and can walk with the assistance of my service animal. I go to the gym everyday I am strong and in shape I have climbed the Sears Tower in Chicago five times now if you have any clinical studies that require perseverance and effort and a do not give up attitude I am your guy. thank you for the information I received and hopefully the help I can get from you.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

the staff is always up beat and helpful. From the security at the door to the reception at the doctor office

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Walter is always willing to listen and come up with a plan that you need

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr Walter is great to work with excellent listening skills

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

very good. Better than my previous doctors (since 2014)

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Walter Listened to my list of issues along with the Resident, agreed to change the amounts of my meds. I feel like a new person Thank you Dr. Walter.....................

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Walter explained my medicines more clearly than any other neurologist. He was professional and very compassionate. He took my financial situation seriously and that was so helpful!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

I was amazed at how much time the doctor spent with me.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

We have complete faith in Dr. Walter and his staff

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

dr Walter is the best

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

These are all of the reasons I see Dr. Walter for my neurological care.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr. Walter was very kind and competent.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Walters was great. He was very thorough. It was a great experience.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

it was great from nurse to doctor

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

I've already suggested Dr. Walter to a few people!!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr Walter makes you feel like comfortable and at ease while discussing your Parkinsons issues. He listens and responds in a manner easy to understand .

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

obviously with a movement disorder in person is best but Dr. Walters did very well online.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr walter and his Staff were very frienfy and helpful.

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.

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