Kevin A. Walter, M.D.

Kevin A. Walter, M.D.

Contact Information

2180 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Appointment: (585) 276-3581

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Walter is Chief of Neurosurgery at UR Medicine's Highland Hospital and an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree and completed neurosurgical residency training at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, where he also completed a National Cancer Institute sponsored fellowship in neuro-oncology.



Following completion of residency training he served on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was named director of adult neuro-oncology, and was recruited to the University of Rochester in 2007.
Dr. Walter performs brain and spinal tumor surgeries at both Strong Memorial Hospital and Rochester General Hospital. He sees patients in clinic at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester General Hospital, and Clifton Springs Hospital, and has special expertise in image guided neurosurgery, radiosurgery, and complex spinal surgery for tumors.
He runs an active clinical research program that is involved in evaluating experimental therapeutics for patients with brain and spinal cancer. He is particularly interested in developing therapies that not only extend survival, but that also improve the quality of life for people afflicted with these diseases. He runs a research laboratory at the University of Rochester that seeks to develop new targets for tumors.

Awards & Honors (National)

NREF Young Investigator Award | American Association of Neurological Surgeons 2003
Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society | Johns Hopkins University Chapter | Baltimore, MD 1995
Sigma Xi, National Research Honor Society | Williams College | Williamstown, MA 1990
Barry M. Goldwater National Undergraduate Research Fellowship 1989
Phi Beta Kappa, National Honor Society | Williams College | Williamstown, MA 1989

Awards & Honors (Local)

Blue Ribbon Presentation | Congress of Neurological Surgeons | San Diego, California 2001
Hunterian Resident Neurosurgical Research Award | Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD 2001
Outstanding Presentation | 2nd International Congress of Neurogenetics | Terni, Italy 2000
Hunterian Medical Student Neurosurgical Research Award | Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD 1995
Harry Strong Dennison Award for Medical Student Research | Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD 1994
John Sabin Adriance Award for Highest Rank in Chemistry | Williams College | Williamstown, MA 1990
American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry | Connecticut Valley Section 1989
Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholarship 1986
Tyng Fellowship | Williams College | Williamstown, MA 1986

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Cancer Center
Associate Professor - Center for Translational Neuromedicine

Specialties

Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education

MD | Medicine | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine1995
BA | Chemistry | Williams College1990

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Neurological Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Office of Registrar07/01/1996 - 06/30/2001
Internship in General Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Office of Registrar07/01/1995 - 06/30/1996