Peter Waters, M.D., Hand Surgeon to Speak at Shriners Hospital


Flyer for the R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship

Peter Waters, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon noted for his expertise in the care of children with brachial plexus birth palsies, will speak at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California on Tuesday, April 16,  as visiting professor for the 2019 R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship.

The Ashley Lectureship is organized by the Department of Orthopaedics to advance care through clinical excellence and continuing education.  The program is offered as a community service and is free of charge to all participants.  Registration is not required, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. Waters is chairman of the Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.  He is co-author of the textbook on Surgery of the Pediatric Hand and Upper Limb and co-editor of the pediatric trauma textbook, Fractures in Children.  He served as president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) from 2011-2012, and he is the author of over 220 publications and book chapters.

The 2019   R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship takes place in the first-floor auditorium at Shriners Hospitals for Children. Dr. Waters kicks off the event with a Grand Rounds presentation from 7 – 9 a.m.  Presentations by Dr. Waters and other orthopaedic surgeons focusing on hand and upper extremity surgery will take place throughout the day, with the program concluding at 3:30 p.m.

A leader in pediatric orthopaedics, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 50 pediatric orthopaedic programs in the United States in conjunction with UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

For further information about continuing education programs at the Northern California Shriners Hospital, contact the Staff Development Office at 916-453-2041 or email