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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.

Research interests

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.

Free-text keywords

  • Minimally invasive spine disc surgery
  • Neck surgery
  • Spine fixation
  • Spine fusion
  • Spine surgery
  • spine injections

Research Area Keywords

  • Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Care

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  • Cervical fusion for treatment of degenerative conditions: development of appropriate use criteria

    Reitman, C. A., Hills, J. M., Standaert, C. J., Bono, C. M., Mick, C. A., Furey, C. G., Kauffman, C. P., Resnick, D. K., Wong, D. A., Prather, H., Harrop, J. S., Baisden, J., Wang, J. C., Spivak, J. M., Schofferman, J., Riew, K. D., Lorenz, M. A., Heggeness, M. H., Anderson, P. A., Rao, R. D. & 7 others, Baker, R. M., Emery, S. E., Watters, W. C., Sullivan, W. J., Mitchell, W., Tontz, W. & Ghogawala, Z., Sep 2021, In: Spine Journal. 21, 9, p. 1460-1472 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Corrigendum to “Guideline summary review: an evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain” [The Spine Journal 20/7 (2020) p 998-1024](S1529943020301418)(10.1016/j.spinee.2020.04.006)

    Kreiner, D. S., Matz, P., Bono, C. M., Cho, C. H., Easa, J. E., Ghiselli, G., Ghogawala, Z., Reitman, C. A., Resnick, D. K., Watters, W. C., Annaswamy, T. M., Baisden, J., Bartynski, W. S., Bess, S., Brewer, R. P., Cassidy, R. C., Cheng, D. S., Christie, S. D., Chutkan, N. B., Cohen, B. A. & 31 others, Dagenais, S., Enix, D. E., Dougherty, P., Golish, S. R., Gulur, P., Hwang, S. W., Kilincer, C., King, J. A., Lipson, A. C., Lisi, A. J., Meagher, R. J., O'Toole, J. E., Park, P., Pekmezci, M., Perry, D. R., Prasad, R., Provenzano, D. A., Radcliff, K. E., Rahmathulla, G., Reinsel, T. E., Rich, R. L., Robbins, D. S., Rosolowski, K. A., Sembrano, J. N., Sharma, A. K., Stout, A. A., Taleghani, C. K., Tauzell, R. A., Trammell, T., Vorobeychik, Y. & Yahiro, A. M., Apr 2021, In: Spine Journal. 21, 4, p. 726-727 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  • Management of degenerative spondylolisthesis: development of appropriate use criteria

    Reitman, C. A., Cho, C. H., Bono, C. M., Ghogawala, Z., Glaser, J., Kauffman, C., Mazanec, D., O'Brien, D., O'Toole, J., Prather, H., Resnick, D., Schofferman, J., Smith, M. J., Sullivan, W., Tauzell, R., Truumees, E., Wang, J., Watters, W., Wetzel, F. T. & Whitcomb, G., Aug 2021, In: Spine Journal. 21, 8, p. 1256-1267 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    1 Scopus citations
  • Guideline summary review: an evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain

    Kreiner, D. S., Matz, P., Bono, C. M., Cho, C. H., Easa, J. E., Ghiselli, G., Ghogawala, Z., Reitman, C. A., Resnick, D. K., Watters, W. C., Annaswamy, T. M., Baisden, J., Bartynski, W. S., Bess, S., Brewer, R. P., Cassidy, R. C., Cheng, D. S., Christie, S. D., Chutkan, N. B., Cohen, B. A. & 31 others, Dagenais, S., Enix, D. E., Dougherty, P., Golish, S. R., Gulur, P., Hwang, S. W., Kilincer, C., King, J. A., Lipson, A. C., Lisi, A. J., Meagher, R. J., O'Toole, J. E., Park, P., Pekmezci, M., Perry, D. R., Prasad, R., Provenzano, D. A., Radcliff, K. E., Rahmathulla, G., Reinsel, T. E., Rich, R. L., Robbins, D. S., Rosolowski, K. A., Sembrano, J. N., Sharma, A. K., Stout, A. A., Taleghani, C. K., Tauzell, R. A., Trammell, T., Vorobeychik, Y. & Yahiro, A. M., Jul 2020, In: Spine Journal. 20, 7, p. 998-1024 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

    Open Access
    13 Scopus citations
  • The Global Spine Care Initiative: care pathway for people with spine-related concerns

    Haldeman, S., Johnson, C. D., Chou, R., Nordin, M., Côté, P., Hurwitz, E. L., Green, B. N., Cedraschi, C., Acaroğlu, E., Kopansky-Giles, D., Ameis, A., Adjei-Kwayisi, A., Ayhan, S., Blyth, F., Borenstein, D., Brady, OD. D., Brooks, P., Camilleri, C., Castellote, J. M., Clay, M. B. & 26 others, Davatchi, F., Dunn, R., Goertz, C., Griffith, E. A., Hondras, M., Kane, E. J., Lemeunier, N., Mayer, J., Mmopelwa, T., Modic, M., Moss, J., Mullerpatan, R., Muteti, E., Mwaniki, L., Ngandeu-Singwe, M., Outerbridge, G., Randhawa, K., Shearer, H., Sönmez, E., Torres, C., Torres, P., Verville, L., Vlok, A., Watters, W., Wong, C. C. & Yu, H., Sep 1 2018, In: European Spine Journal. 27, p. 901-914 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    27 Scopus citations