Daniel Waters, D.O., FACOS Awarded Certificate in Narrative Medicine

Daniel J. Waters, D.O., FACOS has been awarded one of the first Certificates in Narrative Medicine from the Graduate School at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Asheville, North Carolina. Narrative Medicine uses patients’ stories of illness as a basis for teaching close listening skills and an empathetic viewpoint to physicians and caregivers in the practice of clinical medicine.

ACOS extends our congratulations to Dr. Waters on this accolade and for his efforts to continue to provide superior patient care.

Dr. Waters is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He serves as Chairman of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Mercy Heart Center, Mason City Clinic and Medical Director for Cardiovascular Surgery, Clinical Perfusion and Cardiovascular Recovery at Mercy Heart Center, North Iowa Mercy Health Center and has held several academic appointments at the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Waters has been member of the ACOS Membership Committee since 2001 and acted as program chair developing the Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery Discipline program for the 1994 Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons. He practices cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City and is a candidate in the Master of Arts in Writing program at the Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative at Lenoir-Rhyne University.