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W. Bedford WatersW. Bedford Waters, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, was named president of the American Board of Urology (ABU) last month.

"It is indeed a privilege to serve as president of the American Board of Urology for the next year," Waters said. "Having this position brings honor to the Urology Residency Program, the Department of Surgery and the UT Graduate School of Medicine."

A native of Knoxville, Waters is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.S., M.D.) and completed residencies at the University of California, San Diego, and Harvard Program in Urology, Boston. He has more than 30 years experience in treating urologic conditions and cancers and has served as the leader of many regional and national organizations, including past president of the Urology Section of the National Medical Association and member of the Executive Committees of the Society of Urologic Oncology and the Society of University Urologists.

Since 2003, Waters has served as trustee of ABU, representing the American College of Surgeons. He joined the UT Graduate School of Medicine in 2001. For more information about the UT Graduate School of Medicine, visit http://gsm.utmck.edu.