Dr. Ben Walters came to Salem as a specialist when E.J. DiMera was shot in the head. After E.J.'s recovery, Ben stayed in Salem on staff at Salem U Hospital.
Ben took up a social flirtation with Jennifer, who was seperated from Jack.
Ben was involved in a scheme where the warden and a trustee at Statesville were killing patients who came into the infirmary for their organs. Those organs would then go to Ben's patients.