Guest Speaker – Benjamin Walter MD

Benjamin Walter MD,
Director Movement Disorders Center,
Medical Director Deep Brain Stimulation Program

Dr. Benjamin Walter is the Director of the Movement Disorders Center and Medical Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program at University Hospitals in Cleveland and is the Penni and Stephen Weinberg Chair in Brain Health. He is a board-certified Neurologist and fellowship trained Movement Disorders Specialist at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Walter is very respected amongst his colleagues and is internationally renowned for his research in Movement Disorders. Dr. Walter is specialized in intraoperative physiological mapping for deep brain stimulation as well as evaluation and treatment of patients undergoing DBS.

In his practice, he cares for patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia as well as other movement disorders. He graduated summa cum laude from Emory University with a BS in Biology and received his Medical degree from MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency in neurology at Emory University and subsequently completed a fellowship in movement disorders with an emphasis on intraoperative mapping and deep brain stimulation at Emory University. He sees patients at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, University Hospitals University Suburban Health Center on Green Road, University Hospitals Medina Health Center and University Hospitals Westlake Health Center.