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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 7/25/2022, 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

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

197 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 4.9

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Office staff and technical support wonderful. We think the world of the doctor.

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Always a pleasure to see the doctor.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Every time I see Dr Benjamin Walter my visit is always pleasant and his bedsideManners are great

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr. Walter is exceptionally professional. He is intense and listens carefully and there's a complete and thorough investigation of whatever your concern is. I couldn't be more pleased.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr. Walter spent an hour talking and discussing my Parkinson's and asked my Wife a lot of questions as well...was VERY engaged in us and his thoughts on treatment....I feel very comfortable with having Dr. Walter as my neurologist for my situation.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr Walter has been wonderful to work with!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Dr. Walter is a superior physician. Caring, helpful and very bright.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

I have told anyone that I discussed this visit with what a great job Dr. Walter and his staff performed.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

I have already made positive comments about both Erica Henning and Dr. Walter.They are awesome!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

We are very pleased with Dr Benjamin Walter

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Walter is great, compassionate and caring. Very thorough and not rushed

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

I think Dr Walter cares about me as a person, not sure the staff does

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr. Took the time to listen to my questions

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr Walter and Dr "Oliver" (fellow) were rock stars.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr. Walter is very talented in the field of DBS programming. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr. Walter is a fine doctor. He is the best of the best!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr Walter clearly knows about PMD but an old guy like my husband who isn't likely to improve doesn't spark a lot of interest Dr Walter was responsive to our questions and concerns

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Dr Walter is Great.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr, Walters clearly Is an excellent doctor. He clearly is extremely knowledgeable. His demeanor was friendly, even warm. That Is so Important because I am dealing with a serious disorder. I have no doubt that he is quite expert in his field and that I am receiving the best possible care. That means a great deal to me. Highly professional and very helpful. I am grateful to be seeing him.... It was a very effective and helpful session.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

We never feel rushed with Dr Walter. He is knowledgeable and caring! We feel grateful to be on his care.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr Walter was very helpful with explaining the procedures In which I was interested

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Dr. Walter, and everyone in the office are always so great to deal with. Wouldn't go any other place

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Dr Walter is caring and helpful to me in dealing with my Parkinsons

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. Walter is an excellent listener. Very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. Walter spent a very long time us collecting all the details and answering all of our questions.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

I wasn't able to make my appointment at CC Medina so Dr Walter set up a video chat and that worked out very well

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr Walter's medical assistant is very patient and reassuring with us. At no time have we ever been made to feel that our questions were ignored or dismissed. Excellent staff. Kudos!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

This was our first time on zoom dr. Walter was very kind and helpful getting us on the appointments with him. He obviously was very knowledgeable. Made us both at ease.

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