Mark Walters, MD

Mark Walters, MD

Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6601
Desk:
216.444.6877
Fax:
216.636.5129
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Female Sterilization
  • Incontinence Therapy
  • Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Ovarian Cysts
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pessaries
  • Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
  • Section of Urogynecology
  • Sling Procedures For Urinary Incontinence
  • Surgical Repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bladder And Bowel Fistulas
  • Bladder Irritating Foods
  • Colon Polyps
  • Cystocele
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Female Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Vulvar Disorders
  • Vulvar Dystrophy
  • Vulvar Pain Syndromes
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Biography

About Mark Walters, MD

Mark D. Walters, MD, is Professor and Vice-Chair of Gynecology in the Center of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Walters has authored or co-authored more than 140 scientific articles, 79 book chapters and 5 books. His textbook, Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (with Dr. Mickey Karram) is in its 4th Edition and has been translated into Spanish and Chinese.

“View Dr. Walters’ Elsevier Author's Bio Page"  

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1993

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Tufts-New England Medical Center
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Boston, MA USA
1984

Internship - Tufts-New England Medical Center
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Boston, MA USA
1981

Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
1980

Undergraduate - University of Cincinnati
Biology
Cincinnati, OH USA
1976

Professional Highlights

  • Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Vice-Chairman of Gynecology; Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health Institute
  • Staff of the Glickman Urological Institute of the Cleveland Clinic from 2001

Specialty Interests

Incontinence, laparoscopic surgery, prolapse, urogynecology, urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery, vaginal reconstructive surgery, incontinence, pelvic reconstructive surgery, advanced laparoscopy, female urology, laparoscopic female prolapse and reconstructive surgery, voiding dysfunction, vaginal mesh complications

Awards & Honors

  • Selected "Who's Who in America," Marquis Edition, 2004-2014
  • Director, Fellowship Program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 1997-2010
  • Member, Ob/Gyn Residency Clinical Competency Committee, Cleveland Clinic, 2013 – Present
  • Member, Procedural Sedation Committee, Cleveland Clinic,  2012 – Present
  • Member, Perioperative Advisory Council, Cleveland Clinic, 2010 – Present
  • Member, Surgical Council, Surgical Operations, Cleveland Clinic, 2011 – Present
  • Member, ACOG <em>Committee on Guidelines for Women's Health Care,&nbsp;</em>2009 &ndash; 2011
  • Member, OB/GYN, &amp; Women&rsquo;s Health Institute Research Council, Cleveland Clinic,&nbsp;2009 &ndash; Present
  • Member, OB/GYN, &amp; Women&rsquo;s Health Institute Graduate Medical Education Committee 2008 &ndash; Present
  • Member, OB/GYN Department Executive Committee, Cleveland Clinic,&nbsp;2008 &ndash; Present
  • Member, OB/GYN, &amp; Women&rsquo;s Health Institute Executive Committee, Cleveland Clinic,&nbsp;2008 &ndash; Present

Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  • Cleveland Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 8/26/2016, Dr. Walters 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. Walters receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Global Academy for Medical Education, Inc.
  • Coloplast A/S
  • American Urogynecologic Society

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

69 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.2
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016

I felt very comfortable with the doctor and nurse. The doctor was very easy to talk to. He was very patient as he answered my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2016

Dr. Walters is kind &amp; caring &amp; relatable. He always listens &amp; doesn't make you feel embarrassed about your issues. He better never retire!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2016

LOVE this provider!!!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2016

Very informative. He was never in a hurry and was very personable.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2016

Overall a good experience. Dr. Walters was very kind &amp; informative.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2016

I was given an appointment and testing done immediately. Dr Walters called with blood test results the following day of my appointment. I value his expertise, respect, concern, and excellent care!

Reviewed on May 20, 2016

Dr. Walters is the best doctor I have ever been to. he is knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. I have complete confidence in him.

Reviewed on May 13, 2016

good experience

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2016

Dr Walters gave me instructions on my follow up care and was always very aware of any questions I may have had.

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