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Mark Walters, MD


Mark Walters, MD
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A81
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

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"  

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

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


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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

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

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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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:

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

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.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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