Bradford Waters, M.D.


Tel: (901) 523-8990


  • Board Cert., University of Tennessee, Memphis, Fellowship, Gastroenterology
  • Board Cert., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Residency, Internal Medicine
  • M.D., Vanderbilt University, Medicine
  • B.A., University of Louisville, Biology

Research Interest/Specialty

Hepatology, Viral Hepatitis, Complications of Cirrhosis, Liver Transplantation


  1. Nair, S, Waters, B. Telaprevir in treatment of recurrent hepatitis C infection in liver transplant recipients. Exp Clin Transplant, 12 (2), 117-22, 2014.
  2. Sheehan, VA, Weir, A, Waters, B. Hepatitis C and neutropenia. Curr Opin Hematol, 21 (1), 58-63, 2014.
  3. Qayyum, S, Dong, H, Kovacic, D, Sohail, S, Waters, B, Thornton, C, Corbett, CE. Combination therapy efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate associated with hepatic failure. Curr Drug Saf, 7 (5), 391-3, 2012.
  4. Sheehan, V, Weir, A, Waters, B. Severe neutropenia in patients with chronic hepatitis C: a benign condition. Acta Haematol, 129 (2), 96-100, 2012.
  5. Nyenwe, EA, Williamson-Baddorf, S, Waters, B, Wan, JY, Solomon, SS. Nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome in hypopituitary patients. Am J Med Sci, 338 (3), 190-5, 2009.
  6. 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, 145 (5), 476-85, 2009.
  7. Ismail, MK, Martinez-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, 337 (2), 138-42, 2009.
  8. Cheung, RC, Currie, S, Shen, H, Bini, EJ, Ho, SB, Anand, BS, Hu, KQ, Wright, TL, Morgan, TR, ,. Can we predict the degree of fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients using routine blood tests in our daily practice. J Clin Gastroenterol, 42 (7), 827-34, 2008.
  9. Barriga, J, Thompson, R, Shokouh-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, 335 (6), 439-43, 2008.
  10. Tombazzi, C, Waters, B, Ismail, MK, Sylvestre, PB, Martinez-Hernandez, A, Riely, CA. Sarcoidosis mimicking primary sclerosing cholangitis requiring liver transplantation. Ann Hepatol, 7 (1), 83-6, 2008.
  11. 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, 335 (4), 315-9, 2008.
  12. Tsui, JI, Currie, S, Shen, H, Bini, EJ, Brau, N, Wright, TL, ,. Treatment eligibility and outcomes in elderly patients with chronic hepatitis C: results from the VA HCV-001 Study. Dig Dis Sci, 53 (3), 809-14, 2008.
  13. Aslam, N, Waters, B, Riely, CA. Intraperitoneal rupture of ectopic varices: two case reports and a review of literature. Am J Med Sci, 335 (2), 160-2, 2008.
  14. Tombazzi, CR, Waters, B, Shokouh-Amiri, MH, Vera, SR, Riely, CA. Neuropsychiatric complications after liver transplantation: role of immunosuppression and hepatitis C. Dig Dis Sci, 51 (6), 1079-81, 2006.
  15. Canada, R, Chaudry, S, Gaber, L, Waters, B, Martinez, A, Wall, B. Polyarteritis nodosa and cryoglobulinemic glomerulonephritis related to chronic hepatitis C. Am J Med Sci, 331 (6), 329-33, 2006.
  16. Brau N, Bini EJ, Currie S, Shen H, Schmidt WN, King PD, Ho SB, Cheung RC, Hu KQ, Anand BS, Simon FR, Aytaman A, Johnson DP, Awad JA, Ahmad J, Mendenhall CL, Pedrosa MC, Moseley RH, Hagedorn, CH, Waters B, Chang KM, Morgan TR, Rossi SJ, Jeffers LJ, Wright TL. Black patients with chronic hepatitis C have a lower sustained viral response rate than non-Blacks with genotype 1, but the same with genotypes 2/3, and this is not explained by more frequent dose reductions of interferon and ribavirin.. J Viral Hepatitis, 13 (4), 242-249, 2006.
  17. Bini, EJ, Brau, N, Currie, S, Shen, H, Anand, BS, Hu, KQ, Jeffers, L, Ho SB, Johnson, D, Schmidt, WN, King, P, Cheung, R, Morgan, TR, Awad, J, Pedrosa, M, Chang, KM, Aytaman, A, Simon, F, Hagedorn, C, Moseley, R, Ahmad, J, Mendenhall, C, Waters, B, Strader, D, Sasaki, AW, Rossi, S, Wright, TL.. Prospective Multicenter Study of Eligibility for Antiviral Therapy Among 4,084 U.S. Veterans With Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection. Am J Gastroenterol, 100 (8), 1772-1779, 2005.
  18. Willner, IR, Waters, B, Patil, SR, Reuben, A, Morelli, J, Riely, CA. Ninety patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: insulin resistance, familial tendency, and severity of disease. Am J Gastroenterol, 96 (10), 2957-61, 2001.
  19. Strickland, DK, Riely, CA, Patrick, CC, Jones-Wallace, D, Boyett, JM, Waters, B, Fleckenstein, JF, Dean, PJ, Davila, R, Caver, TE, Hudson, MM. Hepatitis C infection among survivors of childhood cancer. Blood, 95 (10), 3065-70, 2000.
  20. Willner, IR, Uhl, MD, Howard, SC, Williams, EQ, Riely, CA, Waters, B. Serious hepatitis A: an analysis of patients hospitalized during an urban epidemic in the United States. Ann Intern Med, 128 (2), 111-4, 1998.
  21. Smalley, DL, Brewer, SC, Dawson, GJ, Kyrk, C, Waters, B. Hepatitis E virus infection in an immigrant to the United States. South Med J, 89 (10), 994-6, 1996.
  22. Waters B, Riely CA. Drug and chemical-induced liver disease.. Bockus Gastroenterology, Fifth Edition, Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, III, 2158-2189, 1995.
  23. Waters, B, Kudsk, KA, Jarvi, EJ, Brown, RO, Fabian, TC, Wood, GC. Effect of route of nutrition on recovery of hepatic organic anion clearance after fasting. Surgery, 115 (3), 370-4, 1994.
  24. Smalley DL, Pyun HH, Umstot MA, Waters B, Sargent SJ. Nine-year post-immunization follow up on hepatitis B vaccination in institutionalized mentally impaired patients.. Serodiagnosis and Immunotherapy in Infectious Diseases, 5, 150-152, 1993.
  25. Kudsk, KA, Kisor, DF, Waters, B, Mirtallo, JM, Campbell, AJ, Wooding-Scott, RA. Effect of nutritional status on organic anion clearance by the swine liver. Surgery, 111 (2), 188-94, 1992.
  26. Trapp, C, Waters, B, Lebendiger, G, Perkins, M. Electron spin resonances of a living system (Drosophila) on normal and carcinogenic diets. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 112 (2), 602-5, 1983.