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Get to Know Kevin Waters, MD

About Dr. Kevin B. Waters

 Dr. Kevin Waters is Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Duke Executive Health Program. He obtained his medical degree at the University of New Mexico in 1984 and completed his internal medicine residency at Duke in 1987. He has been the innovative leader of the Duke Executive Health Program since 2000 and is the guiding force for its unique team-based and whole-body approach to wellness.


Dr. Waters has had exceptional and unique career in medicine. He started as an Air Force medic right out of high school and helped to create the very first coronary care unit there. After completing his service he attended Baylor College of Medicine, receiving a Physician Assistant’s degree and practice as a cardiac specialist with three renowned cardiologist for four years until attending medical school. After completing his medical training he managed a busy private practice in New Mexico and was the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital, the busiest hospital in New Mexico. In 1999 he was recruited to Duke and has been the Director of the Executive Health Program since 2000.

Under his leadership the Duke Executive Health Program has become one of the leading Executive Health Programs in the country. His approach to wellness – one that integrates health coaching principles and consultants (nutritionist, exercise physiologist, and psychologist) tightly into the program has been incredibly successful and has led to numerous patient service champion awards over the years. Under his vision the program continues to grow and pilot new ideas in a continued effort to identify the best practices and technologies that will help Executive Health patients meet their maximal potential.

Dr. Waters is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.


PA, Baylor College of Medicine, 1975
MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1984
Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1984-1987
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

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