Waters, Michael MD

Michael Waters, MD
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Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Waters was recently involved with research on the potential use of 3D-printing for upper extremity splint fabrication in space at the Baylor College of Medicine Center for Space Medicine. He graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT with a bachelor’s degree in science and business administration. He is a candidate member in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Waters, who joined Cayuga Orthopedics in 2016, is fluent in English and Spanish.

Cayuga Orthopedics
16 Brentwood, Suite A
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 272-7000
Fax: (607) 272-4604

Cayuga Orthopedics at Cortland
1122 Commons Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 428-8004
Fax: (607) 428-8003


The Ohio State University College of Medicine (Columbus, Ohio)

Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, New York)

Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine (Baylor, Texas)


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2006 to present)

Areas of special clinical experience:

Upper Extremity Surgery

Fractures and Lacerations

Nerve Surgery, including Carpal Tunnel Releases and Microsurgery

Arthritis and Reconstructive Surgery of the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow


Waters M, Harley BJ. “Replantation of the Forearm or Arm.” Manuscript submitted for publication in Extremity Replantation: A Comprehensive Guide. Editors, Salyaponge AN, Poore S, Afifi A, Bentz M. Springer, 2015.

Waters M, Werner FS, Short WH. “Biomechanical Evaluation of Scaphoid and Lunate Kinematic Following Sectioning Only the Dorsal SLIL, Volar SLIL, and all of the SLIL.” -Submitted for publication

Ongoing Research

Waters M, Wu J, Hunt III T. “Medicine on Mars. The potential use of 3D-printing for upper extremity splint fabrication in space.”

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