Dr. Beverly Walters
Dr. Beverly Walters is a neurosurgeon and clinical epidemiologist who is retired from a full time clinical practice in general neurosurgery, focusing on spine, brachial plexus, and peripheral nerve, to pursue her interest in applied evidence-based medicine. She is an Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Visiting Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. In addition, she is Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Neurosciences at Inova Health System in Virginia, and is a Professor of Neuroscience and a Research Professor of Pharmacy and Outcomes Science at Virginia Commonwealth University – Inova Campus, and an Affiliate Professor of Molecular Neurosciences at George Mason University. She also serves as Director of Clinical Research in Neurosurgery at Henry Ford Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, and a research consultant at St. John Providence Health System, both in Detroit. She was formerly Neurosurgery Residency Program Director at Brown University, and Chief of Neurosurgery at the Miriam Hospital and Landmark Medical Center in Rhode Island.
Dr. Walters’ company, EBM Advisors, provides medical and clinical epidemiological consulting services to universities and hospitals, as well as medical device and pharmaceutical companies planning clinical trials, analyzing data, and preparing for submissions to the NIH and FDA. EBM Advisors also provides clinical data due diligence services for venture capital firms considering investment in medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
Prior to her career as a neurosurgeon and clinical epidemiologist, Dr. Walters was an opera librettist, writing five operas that were produced mostly for television. One of her operas, Aberfan, told the story of a mine disaster in Wales in which a coal tip poured down a hill and smothered the village school, wiping out a generation of children. For that work, she and composer Raymond Pannell won the Salzburg Opera Prize for operas especially written for television, as well as the Anik Award for best television show of the year in Canada.
Dr. Walters and her husband are Seaside homeowners and long-standing supporters of the Seaside Institute, and have an abiding interest in urban planning, architecture, and design. Following retirement from clinical practice, Dr. Walters attended the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in Interior Design in 2007.
Dr. Walters is the Chair of the Seaside Institute Board of Governors.