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Thomas Waters, MD


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Thomas Waters, MD
Department: Center for Emergency Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code E19
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Thomas A. Waters, MD,FACEP joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1997 after completing his residency in Emergency Medicine at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

His areas of specialty interest include Sports Medicine, event medicine, environmental emergencies and Wilderness Medicine with a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of heat emergencies and hypothermia.

Dr. Waters is  Team Physician for the Cleveland Indians and has formerly served as Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns for four seasons.

Dr. Waters has authored and co-authored several chapters in textbooks of Emergency Medicine and has recently been appointed to be an Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Professional Highlights

  • American Board of Emergency Physicians, Oral Board Examiner
  • Medical Team Physician, Cleveland Indians Baseball Team
  • Medical Team Physician, Cleveland Browns Football Team

Education & Fellowships

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Emergency Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA


  • Emergency Medicine

Specialty Interests

sports medicine, environmental emergencies, wilderness medicine, event medicine


  • American Board of Emergency Physicians
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Wilderness Medical Society
  • Ohio State Medical Association

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/24/2016, Dr. Waters has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English