W. Bedford Waters MD


Contact Info

University Urology, PC
1928 Alcoa Highway, Suite B-222
Knoxville, TN 37920
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Phone: 8653059254
Fax: 8653054589
Website: University Urology, PC


Certification: American Board of Urology
Schools: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Internships: University of California San Diego
Residencies: University of California San Diego, Harvard Medical School
Languages: English

Special Interests:
  • Urologic Oncology:
  • Bladder cancer
  • Testis (Testicular) cancer
  • Renal cancer
Academic Appointments:
  • Co-Director, Urology Residency Program UT Medical Center
  • Professor of Urology/Surgery UT Medical Center
  • White, W.M., Klein, F.A., Gash, J., Zite, N., Thompson, W., Waters, W.B. Low Dose Computed Tomography for the Evaluation of Flank Pain in the Pregnant Population. Journal of Endourology. ( In Press).
  • White, W.M., Klein, F.A., Waters, W.B. Nephron Sparing Surgery Using a Bipolar Radio Frequency Resection Device. The Journal of Urology, December 2008, 180:2343-2347.
  • White, W.M., Sadetsky, N., Waters, W.B., Carroll, P.R., Litwin, M.S. Quality of Life in Men with Locally Advanced Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate: An Exploratory Analysis Using Data from the CaPSURE Database. The Journal of Urology. December 2008, 180:2409-2414
  • Müller, A., Parker, M., Waters, W.B., Flanigan, R.C., and Mulhall, J.P.: Penile Rehabilitation Following Radical Prostatectomy: Predicting Success. J. Sex. Med., 2009; 6 (10): 2806-12.
  • Mulhall, J.P., Parker, M., Waters, W.B., and Flanigan, R.C.: The Timing of Penile Rehabilitation After Bilateral Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy Effects the Recovery of Erectile Function. BJU Int. 2010; 105(1): 37-41.
  • Cambridge Who’s Who 2010
  • Saint George National Award, American Cancer Society, October 2001
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1999
  • The Howard O’Gray Award, Urology Section, National Medical Association August 1994
  • Chicago Urological Society, April 1994
  • American Association of Genito-Urinary 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
  • Member, Southwest Oncology Group
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • National Medical Association
  • American Urological Association
  • Association of Veterans Administrative Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Chicago Urological Society
  • Member, Board of Directors, Mid-South Division, American Cancer Society 2009-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, East Tennessee Division 2006-present
  • Member, Medical Alumni Board of Directors, Vanderbilt University 2006-present
Research Interests:
  • Urinary Diversion in Bladder Cancer
  • Treatment of Testis Cancer
Personal Interests:
  • Domestic and International Travel
  • Gourmet Cooking
  • Collecting Fine Wine
  • Classical Music and Opera
  • Tennis
  • Snow Skiing
Academic Appointments


Health Videos
Medical Moment: Prostate Cancer
Dr. W. Bedford Waters, Urologist, discusses diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer as well as the recent controversy about prostate cancer screenings: • What is all the confusion about prostate cancer screenings? • What does UT Medical Center recommend for prostate cancer screenings? • How does a man get screened for prostate cancer? • What treatments options are available if a man is diagnoses with prostate cancer? For more information about prostate cancer or urology services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970