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Walter Dishell Biography, Age, Wife, Career & Net Worth

Walter Dishell (born July 16, 1939) is a board-certified American plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and writer in Encino, California. He is popularly known for serving as a medical consultant and adviser on several long-running TV shows, including M*A*S*H, Medical Center, Trapper John, M.D., and Knots Landing.

Walter DIshell

Walter Dishell Facts

  • Full Name: Walter David Dishell
  • Nickname: Wally
  • Age: 83 years old
  • Date of Birth: July 16, 1939
  • Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Occupation: Plastic Surgeon, Otolaryngologist, Medical consultant, TV screenwriter
  • Nationality: American
  • Wife: Marilyn Dishell
  • Children: Adam Dishell, Shana Richling, and Melissa Dishell

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Walter Dishell

  1. Dr. Dishell was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.
  2. He was born on July 16, 1939, in Women’s Hospital and is 83 years old.
  3. His parents were Robert Dishell and Ida “Toddy” Dishell. His father was a salesman while his mother was a housewife. His father died on July 7, 1982, and his mother died on August 31, 2004.
  4. Walter Dishell’s brothers are Donald and Kenneth Dishell. Kenneth died on February 26, 2003, at the age of 72 years old.
  5. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Michigan and then completed residency at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center.
  6.  He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  7. His break into the entertainment industry came when he was asked to be a medical adviser for the show Medical Center in the 1960s.
  8. He also served as the medical reporter for NBC News from 1983 to 1985, and frequently appeared on ABC’s A.M. Los Angeles as a medical consultant.
  9. Dr. Dishell established the Aesthetic Surgery Associates of Encino, California.
  10. Dishell has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Contact Details

Suite 550

16311 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA, 91436

(818) 986-7900


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