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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

"I entered medicine to care for children. I followed my father, a pediatric hematologist and oncologist, in this regard. I realized surgical care, especially of the child's hand, was my life path. I am blessed to care for children, and their parents, with both highly specialized and common problems of the hand and upper limb. Every day I have tried to get better, and share my continuing education and research with others.

I am deeply devoted to my family and community. My dad died suddenly when I was 10, and the impact of his loss has guided me to treasure my time with those I love. I was fortunate to coach soccer and basketball for years including Div. 1 soccer through high school age, travel and AAU basketball on a regional and national level, and even Div. 3 college basketball. Our 501c3 program of leadership, education and sport combined urban and suburban youth in a way that I am most proud: those young men went to college; some of those women now attend medical school."

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Biography

Dr. Waters is co-author of the highly acclaimed Pediatric Hand Upper Limb Surgery textbook and co-editor of the gold standard pediatric orthopedic textbook Rockwood and Green: Fractures in Children. He has written extensively in peer review journals and other textbooks (over 200 publications) and his work as been recognized with society awards. Dr. Waters is recognized nationally and internationally for his clinical and surgical expertise on the hand and upper limb in children and adolescents, especially congenital differences, post-traumatic complications, and brachial plexus birth palsies.

Patients from near and far come for consultation and care when faced with difficult care dilemmas. Dr. Waters has been President of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA) and is currently co-President of the International Pediatric Orthopedic Think Tank (IPOTT). He is the John E. Hall Professor at Harvard Medical School and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Chief at Boston Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Waters' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Albany, NY |
Dr. Waters is the definition of a "Big Gun" surgeon, basically he is a surgeon's surgeon. When all else fails.. in comes Waters as calm as can be, he has not a bit of self importance. The man is their to fix what is broken. He is very friendly and likable. I would recommend him to anyone who has a serious Orthopedic Injury, He was trained by the best, Dr. John Hall at Children's Hospital and continues to uphold the highest standards of patient care.
in Boston, MA |
Poor bedside manner. After waiting 3 hours past my scheduled appointment time, he only spent about 3 minutes in the room.
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Dr. Waters is co-author of the highly acclaimed Pediatric Hand Upper Limb Surgery textbook and co-editor of the gold standard pediatric orthopedic textbook Rockwood and Green: Fractures in Children. He has written extensively in peer review journals and other textbooks (over 200 publications) and his work as been recognized with society awards. Dr. Waters is recognized nationally and internationally for his clinical and surgical expertise on the hand and upper limb in children and adolescents, especially congenital differences, post-traumatic complications, and brachial plexus birth palsies.

Patients from near and far come for consultation and care when faced with difficult care dilemmas. Dr. Waters has been President of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA) and is currently co-President of the International Pediatric Orthopedic Think Tank (IPOTT). He is the John E. Hall Professor at Harvard Medical School and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Chief at Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Waters' Care Philosophy

"I entered medicine to care for children. I followed my father, a pediatric hematologist and oncologist, in this regard. I realized surgical care, especially of the child's hand, was my life path. I am blessed to care for children, and their parents, with both highly specialized and common problems of the hand and upper limb. Every day I have tried to get better, and share my continuing education and research with others.

I am deeply devoted to my family and community. My dad died suddenly when I was 10, and the impact of his loss has guided me to treasure my time with those I love. I was fortunate to coach soccer and basketball for years including Div. 1 soccer through high school age, travel and AAU basketball on a regional and national level, and even Div. 3 college basketball. Our 501c3 program of leadership, education and sport combined urban and suburban youth in a way that I am most proud: those young men went to college; some of those women now attend medical school."

Dr. Waters' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Congenital Malformation
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Pain
  • Upper Extremity Trauma

Education

  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Completed in 1988

    Cottage Hosp

    Completed in 1984

    Harvard Affil Progs

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brigham and Women Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    Tufts University

    Graduated in 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Surgery, Trauma