Dr. Peter Waters, MD

Dr. Peter Waters, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Peter Waters, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Waltham, MA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

9 Hope Ave

Waltham, MA 02453

Contact Information

(617) 355-6021

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Dr. Waters' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Waters "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Waters ""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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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

21  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Congenital Malformation
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Pain
  • Upper Extremity Trauma

3  Procedures

  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Surgery, Trauma

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tufts University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Boston Children's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Cottage Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Harvard Affil Progs
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Brigham and Women Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Waters has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Waters' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Waters to family and friends
9 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. Waters' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

My granddaughter was born in 2011 with the inability to bend her elbows (arthrogryposis). She saw several specialists who said nothing could be done for her. We took her to Boston where Dr. Waters determined that he could help her and that she was a candidate for surgery. Today she can bend her...more
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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...more
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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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