W. Bedford Waters, MD, Professor and Division Chief of Urology, has been named the new Urology Residency Program Director. He succeeds Frederick Klein, MD, Professor, who served as Program Director and Division Chief since its inception 10 years ago. Wesley White, MD, Assistant Professor, is Associate Program Director.
Dr. Waters is highly regarded in his field. 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 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.
In addition to the American Board of Urology, 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 was elected as an Active Member of the prestigious American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons in 2008 and was elected as a Fellow at the April 2013 meeting.
Dr. Waters has been featured in the U.S. News and World Report of top USA physicians as one of four top physicians in the state of Tennessee, and in 2012, he was recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for his dedication, leadership and excellence in medical education.
Posted January 12, 2015
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