The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Urology

W. Bedford Waters, MD

Chair and Program Director

Clinical Focus

Urology Oncology

Research Focus

Renal Cancer, Testes Cancer, Bladder Cancer


General Surgery, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA

General Surgery, University of California, San Diego, CA
Urology, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Urology, Harvard University, Boston, MA


American Board of Urology

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons
Southeastern Section, American Urological Association
Pan-African Urological Surgeons Association
Societe Internationale d'Urologie
Chicago Surgical Society
Society of University Urologists
Society of Urologic Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Southwest Oncology Group
American College of Surgeons
National Medical Association
American Urological Association
North Central Section, American Urological Association
Illinois Urological Society
Association of Veterans Administrative Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
Chicago Urological Society
Chicago Medical Society
Illinois State Medical Society
American Medical Association
Southern Medical Association

Current Publications

Waters WB.
Editorial commentary. Urology Practice. 2018 May;5(3):196-197.

Current Presentations

Owen RC, Dresner S, Bienvenu JM, Jennings MO, Waters WB. Centralization of care promotes training disparities with regard to the teaching of retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy. Presented at American Urological Association; 2017 May 12-16; Boston, MA.


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