Division Faculty: Bradford Waters, M.D.

Bradford Waters, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, GI Section, Memphis VA Medical Center


Medical School

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1982


University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 1982-1985


Gastroenterology and Transplantation Hepatology, University of Tennessee, Memphis 1988-1991

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

Viral hepatitis, liver transplantation, complications of portal hypertension.

Research Interests

Hepatitis C and liver transplantation

Selected Publications

  1. Waters B, Kudsk KA, Jarvi EJ, Brown RO, Fabian TC, Wood EC. 1994. Effect of route of nutrition on recovery of hepatic organic anion clearance after fasting. Surgery 1994; 115:370-374.
  2. Smalley DL, Brewer SC, Dawson GJ, Kyrk C, Waters B. 1996. Hepatitis E virus infection in an immigrant to the United States. S. Med. J. 89:994-996.
  3. Hunt CM, Dominitz JA, Bute BP, Waters B, Blasi U, Williams DM. Effect of interferon treatment of chronic hepatitis C on health-related quality of life. Dig Dis Sci 1997 Dec;42 (12):2482-2486.
  4. Willner IR, Uhl MD, Howard SC, Williams EQ, Riely CA, Waters B. 1998. Serious hepatitis A: An analysis of patients hospitalized during an urban epidemic in the United States. Ann Intern Med 128(2):111-114.
  5. Willner IR, Waters B, Patil SR, Reuben A, Morelli J, Riely CA. 2001. Ninety patients with non- alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH): Insulin resistance, familial tendency and severity of disease. Am J Gastroenterol 97(10):2957-2961.
  6. Tombazzi C, Waters B, Ismail MK, Sylvestre PB, Martinez-Hernandez A, Riely Ca. Sarcoidosis mimicking primary sclerosing cholangitis requiring liver transplantation. Ann Hepatol. 2008; 7: 82-6.
  7. Jamal Y, Tombazzi C, Waters B, Ismail MK. Bronchobiliary fistula in a cirrhotic patient: a case report and review of the literature. Am J Med Sci 2008; 335: 315-9.
  8. Barriga J, Thompson R, Skokouh-Amiri H, Davila R, Ismail Mk, Waters B, Tombazzi CR. Biliary strictures after liver transplantation. Predictive factors for response to endoscopic management and long-term outcome. Am J Med Sci 2008; 335: 439-43.
  9. Ismail MK, Marinez-Hernandez A, Schichman S, Chaudhry S, Waters B. Transplantation of a liver with the C282Y mutation into a recipient heterozygous for H63D results in iron overload. Am J Med Sci 2009;337: 138-42.
  10. Abell TL, Familoni B, Voeller G, Werkman R, Dean P, Waters B, Smalley d, Salameh JR. Electrophysiologic, morphologic, and serologic features of chronic unexplained nausea and vomiting; lessons learned from 121 consecutive patients. Surgery 2009; 145: 476-85.
  11. Nyenwe EA, Williamson-Baddoff S. Waters B, Wan JY, Solomon SS. Nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome in hypopituitary patients. Am J Med Sci 2009; 338: 190-5.

Selected Book Chapter

  1. Waters B, Riely CA. Drug and chemical-induced Hepatic Injury. In Bockus Gastroenterology (Fifth Edition) 1994, W. Haubrich, F. Schaffner, JE Berk, eds., W.B. Saunders Company, Orlando FL, vol. 3, pp 2158-2189.

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