Department Subspecialty Care for Women’s Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

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
View all 14 Specialties +


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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.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

Undergraduate - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH USA

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


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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 Committee on Guidelines for Women's Health Care, 2009 – 2011
  • Member, OB/GYN, & Women’s Health Institute Research Council, Cleveland Clinic, 2009 – Present
  • Member, OB/GYN, & Women’s Health Institute Graduate Medical Education Committee 2008 – Present
  • Member, OB/GYN Department Executive Committee, Cleveland Clinic, 2008 – Present
  • Member, OB/GYN, & Women’s Health Institute Executive Committee, Cleveland Clinic, 2008 – Present


  • Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  • Cleveland Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Mark Walters, MD.

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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 3/11/2020, Dr. Walters has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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* 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

58 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Excellent interaction by care provider!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

I felt very uncomfortable and felt as though the doctor acted arrogant and very very uncaring of my person issue. I'm highly disappointed with my appointment. I've never been so excited to go to the doctors to get my issues resolved. The doctor that I received was unprofessional and lacked a lot of care for my issue.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

my husband and I were very happy with all aspects our visit especially with Dr Walters and his graduate Fellow

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Dr. Walters was able to put me at ease and spent a considerable amount of time explaining my condition and options. He was not rushed and made me feel like he truly cares.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

top notch Doctor. goes out of his way to help you

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

First time seeing Dr referred by my OBGYN I was very concerned and afraid but he didn't feel to concerned about how I was feeling also, never gave me a print out or anything

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Dr. Mark Walters is a most caring, concerned physician. He listens to and patiently explains every question thst I presented to him. i have recommended him to atvkeast three of my friends who are dealing with the same issue. He is so trustworthy. What a gentleman he is! Proud to call him my friend.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr. Walters is fantastic, and I will be sorry to see him go when he retires!He fixed my medical problem, and I recommend him to every woman I know who has these same issues!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

I have already recommend Dr. Walters! He is a spectacular surgeon! I haven't felt this good, this informed, and this happy aince my issue started!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Walters made the extra effort to come in prior to my actual appointment when he recognized my name. (I called on him as a pharmaceutical sales rep years ago!)Despite a long-term personal and professional relationship, there was absolutely no uncomfortableness during the entire appointment/exam.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Mark Walters is a caring and concerned individual. He listened to my issues and my concerns. He carefully explained to me and my husband what needs to be done to correct my ailment.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

It was a very good experience. I would recommend Dr. Walters.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

good experience. Dr. Walters explained things very clearly and was kind and gently.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr Walters is a very caring person and explained everything to me and took his time.Cleveland Clinic is very lucky to have him.

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