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

Treatment & Services

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ataxia
  • Blepharospasm
  • Dysphonia
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Functional Movement Disorder (FMD)
  • Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)
  • Hand Tremors
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Myoclonus (Muscle Twitch)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Shy-Drager Syndrome
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Tremors
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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 9/17/2023, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Teva Neuroscience
  • Boston Scientific Corporation

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

275 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Very thoughtful, thorough physician!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr Walter is extremely strong at listening ti concerns and explaining his thought process to me which I highly appreciate. Having a rare chronic illness for 18 years now starting at 35 is not easy but physicians who really listen and you feel like you are partnering with our so beneficial

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr Wallter is good to work with.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

General comments - its very difficult to get a quick appointment with staff at the Cleveland clinic. It's a challenge when the issue doesn't merit a visit to the ER but needs quicker attention than the months it takes to see a provider

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

I was very satisfied with my video conference with Dr B. Walter. He was thorough, professional and responsive to my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Walters was courteous and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

He was referred by my neurologist-Dr. Boutros

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

DR. Walter was knowledgeable, proactive, caring, and an excellent listener.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Walter is an outstanding physician. Very knowledgeable, thoughtful and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr Walter's is incredible, so caring and thorough. All questions answered and fears eased.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

I am very grateful for dr Walter's support staff, their quick response to my needs.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

The only problem was waiting for Dr. To actually show up after 45 min. Hr. Of waiting; otherwise very good

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

I have recommended Dr Walter to friends

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

When Dr Walter can schedule the appt it is very easy. When we have to call and schedule ourselves, it is often difficult.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Walter answered my questions with ease. He is very personable, caring, and has a great personality. He never made me feel rushed.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr Walter is wonderful. I'm

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr Walter is a super guy. Cant say much more than that

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Walter is knowledgeable with great communication skills. I have much trust and respect for Dr. Walter

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Everyone is excellent from the time you entered the hospital till you see the dr. Dr Walter is one of the best Dr for Parkinson's in NE Ohio

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Always a pleasure to see Dr Walter Gives you his undivided attention and answers any questions you may have during your visit

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

I'm always satisfied when I see Dr Walter

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Walter goes out of his way to accommodate me and has always been on time for telehealth visits.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I am so grateful for Dr. Walter. A good human.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Ben Walter was super nice

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Walter always puts me at ease and listens to any concerns that I may have

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Walter was very helpful with use of zoom.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr Walter is very caring and understanding.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Walter is outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Doctor, resident and assistant were all very helpful at this appt. They explained everything clearly.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

He was a very nice Doctor and and spent lot of time with me.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr Walter was very helpful and informative

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr.Walter has a wonderful bedside manner! He explained treatment options and answered all of my questions before ending the appointment!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Walter and his team were awesome

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

It is often difficult to get an appt with Dr Walter in a timely manner.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

We had a problem hooking up but Dr. Walter was right on!

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