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Dr. W. Bedford Waters Recognized by Worldwide Who's Who

William Bedford Waters, MD, Professor and Associate Residency Program Director, Urology, has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in medical education. He has contributed to medical education for more than 30 years and been teaching at the UT Graduate School of Medicine since 2001.

Dr. Waters has served as the president of many regional and national organizations, including the Chicago Urological Society (1995), the Illinois State Urological Society (2000) and the urology section of the National Medical Association (1996-1998), while also serving on the executive committees of the Society of Urologic Oncology and the Society of University Urologists. From 1995 to 1999, he participated as a member of the examination committee of the American Board of Urology, Inc.

Dr. Waters is a member of the mid-south division board of directors of the American Cancer Society. He has been active in promoting early prostate cancer detection in the African-American community. In fact, he was recognized as one of 25 African-Americans "Making It Happen" in Knoxville during African-American History Month in February 2005. He is a trustee emeritus of the American Board of Urology, Inc., serving as its president from 2008 to 2009, secretary-treasurer, chairman of the executive committee, chairman of the finance committee and chairman of the recertification committee during his tenure on the ABU from 2003 to 2012. Furthermore, he is an active member of the prestigious American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. Dr. Waters was recently featured in the U.S. News and World Report of top USA physicians as one of four top physicians in the state of Tennessee.

A prominent educator, Dr. Waters received an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 1970 and a medical degree from that same institution in 1974. He completed his internship and one-year residency in general surgery at the University of California at San Diego in 1976, followed by urologic training at Harvard University in 1980. After residency, he became an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Illinois. One year later, he joined the faculty at Loyola University Chicago in the Stritch School of Medicine, where he remained for 20 years. Accomplished in his field, he attributes his success to his hard work, passion, dedication and focus. He loves seeing his students perform well in their careers.

December 13, 2012



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