Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Watters has completed residencies in both Internal Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery as well as advanced training in spinal surgery. He served for five years as chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Kelsey Seybold Clinic and practiced Orthopedic Spinal Surgery at the Bone and Joint Clinic of Houston prior to joining the Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group.
Dr. William Watters, III specializes in treating degenerative and traumatic conditions of the adult spine. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters as well as spoken frequently, both nationally and internationally, on spinal disease. He is an expert on evidence-based medicine and has served in this capacity as the chair of major committees at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS) and The North American Spine Society (NASS). In addition, Dr. Watters serves on the Board of Directors of NASS and the American Board of Spine Surgery. He is the past-president and past Research Council Chair of NASS and is a past-president of the Texas Spine Society. He sits on the Board of Advisers for World Spine Care and for Palladian, a healthcare management company. He also sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Spine Journal and reviews for Spine and the Journal of the Spinal Arthroplasty Society.