Michael Waters

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Michael Waters
Michael Waters, MD, PhD Office

(855) 900-9975

Fax (602) 406-6261 240 West Thomas Road Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85013

Michael Waters

Michael Waters, MD, PhD, is director of the Neurovascular Division and Stroke Program and a professor in the Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. He is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with subspecialty board certification in vascular neurology.

Dr. Waters’ expertise includes stroke and neurovascular disease, including signs, symptoms, diagnostics, and treatments. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology and American Heart Association and a member of the American Neurological Association, American Society of Human Genetics, and the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology.

Dr. Waters received his masters in genetics from Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania, and his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from The University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, where he also completed his MD. He completed his residency training at the University of California – Los Angeles Department of Neurology and completed his fellowship in clinical and molecular neurogenetics at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Waters’ research studies include genetic mechanisms of stroke, neuroprotection in stroke, multiple clinical trials investigating stroke treatments, and neurogenetic mechanisms of neuroplasticity.
Primary Specialty


Practice Michael Waters, MD, PhD
Gender Male
Education University of Florida College of Medicine
Training Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics, UCLA, Department of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine
Certification American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Payment Options Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Accepting New Patients
Insurances Accepted AARP Medicare Complete HMO (Plans 1&2), AARP Medicare Complete, Phoenix Direct Hospital Network, Administrative Enterprise, Aetna (HMO) and Student Health, Aetna Medicare Select Plan HMO, Aetna PPO (Choice POS, Open Access, Select), Ameriben, Anthem BCBS, Arizona Foundation for Medical Care (AZFMC), First Health/Conventry, Multiplan, PHCS, BCBS neighborhood HMO, BCBS of Arizona (PPO, HMO), Bright Health Plan, Champ VA, Cigna (PPO, HMO) Local Plus, Cigna Health Springs, Cigna Sure Fit, Gilsbar, Golden Rule, Great West, Health Choice, Health Choice Generations, Humana (HMO, PPO, Premier, National, Preferred), Humana Choice PPO, Humana Gold Choice, Humana Gold Plus, HMO, Indian Health Services, Mercy Care, Mercy Care Advantage, Mercy Maricopa Advantage HMO, SNP, Mercy Maricopa Integrated (MMIC), Meritain Health, Meritain PPO, Mountain States, Optum Medical Network Lifeprint, Southwest Service Administrators, Southwestern Teamsters, Tricare for Life, Tricare Military, UMR, United Health Care Community, United Healthcare Assisted Living (PPO SNP), United Healthcare Nursing Home, United Healthcare Dual Complete, One HMO, SNP, United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage (Optumcare) HMO, PPO, United Healthcare HMO, PPO, VA Choice Programs
Degrees Medical Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy
Admitting Hospitals Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Languages English
Business Hours
Monday:7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Services Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA) Additional Services Surgeon
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