15482-Waters, Joshua

Joshua A. Waters, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Phone 317-963-1437
1801 N. Senate Blvd
Methodist Professional Center 1, Suite 635

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Joshua A Waters is a Colorectal Surgery (proctology) Specialist in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated with honors from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2007. Having more than 12 years of diverse experiences, especially in COLORECTAL SURGERY (PROCTOLOGY), GENERAL SURGERY, Dr. Joshua A Waters affiliates with many hospitals including Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis), IU Health West Hospital, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists without joining any medical groups.

Fellowship: Lahey Clinic

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine

Key Publications

Recent Articles:

Quality Improvement Initiatives in Colorectal Surgery: Value of Physician Feedback.

Waters JA, Francone T, Marcello PW, Roberts PL, Schoetz DJ, Read TE, Stafford C, Ricciardi R. Diseases of the colon and rectum. 2017; 60(2):213-218.


Bowel Preparation Is Associated with Reduced Morbidity in Elderly Patients Undergoing Elective Colectomy.

Dolejs SC, Guzman MJ, Fajardo AD, Robb BW, Holcomb BK, Zarzaur BL, Waters JA. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 2017; 21(2):372-379.


Laparoscopic versus robotic colectomy: a national surgical quality improvement project analysis.

Dolejs SC, Waters JA, Ceppa EP, Zarzaur BL.Surgical endoscopy. 2017; 31(6):2387-2396.


Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
  • Education
    2015 FEL Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, Lahey Clinic
    2014 RES General Surgery Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine
    2007 MD Indiana University
    2003 BA Wabash College
  • Research

    Advanced Transanal Surgery

    Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Colon and Rectal Surgery Outcomes and Quality Improvement

    Clinical Management of Diverticulitis



  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Surgeons
    American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Surgery - Surgery*
    American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery - Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Clinical Interests

    Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic & Robotic Colorectal Surgery

    Colon & Rectal Cancer and Polyps


    Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Hemorrhoids and other Anorectal Disease

  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2022-05-01
    Org: IU Dept. of Surgery
    Desc: Annual Junior Faculty Teaching Award
    Scope: Local
    Date: 2016-05-01

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