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Get to Know Kevin Waters, MD

About Dr. Kevin B. Waters, Director of Duke Executive Health

Dr. Waters began his career serving as a medic in the United States Air Force. Upon completion of his service he trained to become a physician assistant, specializing in coronary care. He attended the University of New Mexico Medical School followed by an Internal Medicine Residency at Duke University. Dr Waters has served as the Director of Duke Executive Health for twenty years. He has received  patient service awards and recognition for his ground breaking work developing the highly effective Duke Executive Health team based care model. 


Dr. Waters has enjoyed a unique career in medicine. Joining the Air Force upon graduating from high school, he became a medic and helped establish a coronary care unit at his first duty station.  Dr. Waters enjoyed working in coronary care and upon completion of his service, he entered Baylor College of Medicine where he became a physician assistant (PA), specializing in cardiac care. Dr. Waters worked as a PA while he attended medical school at the University of New Mexico. After a successful four years at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Waters became a resident physician at the world renown Department of Internal Medicine at Duke Medical Center.  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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