Biography

“Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.” — C.S. Lewis

Dr. Sara Waters graduated from the Dual-Degree Program in Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida.  She enjoyed an undergraduate education focused in Biology, Chemistry, and Spanish and went on to receive her medical degree from the Honors Program in Medicine.  After nearly a lifetime growing up in Florida, she relocated to Houston for residency in Internal Medicine through Weill-Cornell Medical College at Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.  She developed a passion for the care of pulmonary and intensive care unit patients throughout residency which led her to Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep fellowship training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston through the McGovern Medical School.  Her current focus is outpatient Pulmonology, with special interests in the recognition and optimization of bronchiectasis, the holistic approach to obesity-related lung disease and sleep apnea, and early utilization of pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to improve the quality of life of her patients.

“My own eyes are not enough for me, I will see through the eyes of others.”  C.S. Lewis

Dr. Waters enjoys opportunities for outreach in the Houston community by providing complimentary check-ups at health fairs with her colleagues at UT Physicians.  During the Houston winters, she enjoys semi-competitive running at 5Ks for causes such as breast cancer, sickle cell disease, and terminal childhood cancers.

She embraces traveling as a manner of gaining world perspective, never checks a bag, and eats only as locals do.  She enjoys setting goals that challenge her comfort zone, and to this end recently became certified in scuba diving.  Her long-term goal is to write a novel.  She and her husband Will have recently retired from fostering puppies and enjoy spending time with their two rescues Belle and Buttercup.

Education

Medical Degree
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Internship & Residency
Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Fellowship
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Outpatient Pulmonology
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Holistic approach to obesity-related lung disease and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Early utilization of pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Pulmonary Disease