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

Appointed
2004

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Emory University School of Medicine
Movement disorders
Atlanta, GA USA
2004

Residency - Emory University School of Medicine
Neurology
Atlanta, GA USA
2003

Internship - Emory University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Atlanta, GA USA
2000

Medical Education - MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1999

Undergraduate - Emory University
Biology
Atlanta, GA USA
1995

Certifications

  • 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

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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:

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

88 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

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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